Program Overview

The Bachelor of Science in health education and promotion is designed to prepare students as health professionals in community health agencies, health maintenance organizations, as well as business and industry wellness programs. The 120-hour online degree program is also designed to assist the entry-level health educator in taking the National Health Education Credentialing examination. An 18-hour minor program of study is required with this degree.

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Program Details

Admission Requirements

To be fully admitted into this program, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Be formally admitted to UA Little Rock.  Undergraduate admission requirements for the university can be found in our “Become a Student” section.
  • 2.00 GPA and a minimum of 12 credit hours.

Graduation Requirements

This degree program requires a minimum of 120 credit hours, including an 18-hour minor course of study. All required courses for the health education and promotion major are available online in traditional semester-length format. See the Undergraduate Catalog for more details about this program.

Program Advisor

Dr. Bennie Prince | Coordinator, Assistant Professor
School of Counseling, Human Performance and Rehabilitation | Department of Health, Human Performance, and Sport Management
501.683.7201 | | HHPS website


UALR is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, affiliated with the Electronic Campus of the Southern Regional Education Board, and designated as “doctoral/research intensive” by the Carnegie Foundation.


UALR makes every effort to meet special accommodation and access needs. For information on specific accommodations for individuals with disabilities, you may contact the department sponsoring the class you wish to attend, call eLearning at 501.569.3003, or the Office of Disability Support Services at 501.569.3143. The Disability Support Services website,, provides information about the accommodation process and online forms to apply for services.

Cost per credit hour: $280

University Standard Core Courses (18-21 hours)

First Year Experience (Choose 3 hours)

College of Business students may take BSAD 1100 for equivalent.

PEAW 1300 First Year Colloquium (3 credit hours)

Communication – Written (Choose 3 - 6 hours)

(Select 1 set)
RHET 1311 AND RHET 1312
RHET 1320 Honors Composition

RHET 1311 Composition I (3 credit hours)
RHET 1312 Composition II (3 credit hours)
RHET 1320 Honors Composition (3 credit hours)

College Core Courses (14 hours)

Required Courses (67 hours)

Related Area Requirements (Choose 8 hours)

Listed courses + 1-hour HHPS "short course"

HHPS 3412 Applied Human Science (4 credit hours)
HHPS 3383 Introduction to Epidemiology (3 credit hours)

Professional Area Requirements (Choose 9 hours)

Requires instructor approval

HHPS 4381 Health Sciences Seminar (3 credit hours)
HHPS 4695 Internship in Health Education (6 credit hours)