Stephen F. Austin State University

Health Science

What is Health Science?

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Health Science is a dynamic major that is interdisciplinary in nature and provides options that allow students to prepare for various careers in public health education and health promotion in settings such as schools, hospitals, governmental agencies, non-profit organizations, and worksite health promotion programs. This degree exposes students to a wide range of health science careers while providing the foundational courses required for professional post-graduate work, such as public health, health education, physical therapy, occupational therapy, environmental health and more!

What does a Health Educator do?

Professionals in the Health Science create many health education programs. Such programs educate the public on health issues as diverse as:

Health educators apply their knowledge and skill directly with the community. In most cases, they work directly with people. Health programs focus on the health and well-being of people in a community, as opposed to academic institutes concerned with research and theory.

For more information, contact the Department of Kinesiology & Health Science at or 936.468.3503.