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About Health Education

Health educators work to encourage healthy lifestyles and wellness through educating individuals and communities about behaviors that promote healthy living and prevent diseases and other health problems.  The health educator roles and responsibilities include:  assessing needs, identifying assets, planning and implementing programs and services, conducting research, and communicating and advocating for health and wellness initiatives.  Through a unique blend of education and research, health educators empower communities to make informed choices regarding health and wellness.

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Partnerships


• UAB Eat Right Program
• Children’s Health System
• Girls, Inc
• Lakeshore Foundation
• Jones Valley Teaching Farm
•UAB Student Health and Wellness Center
• AIDS Alabama
• American Cancer Society
• American Red Cross
• American Diabetes Association
• UAB S.H.A.P.E
• UAB Pediatrics – Infectious Disease Unit

Alumni Spotlight

Kiko-King
Kiko King '12

Program Highlights

Minor in Health Education
Bachelors, Masters, and PhD degrees
Close mentoring of students
Real world exposure to health education field through service learning
Online courses for the busy students
Internships that provide “hands-on” work in the community
New degree program in Human Services