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Health Communication

As a communication major, you can help build a bridge to healthier communities. If you're passionate about helping your community by making health information accessible and understandable, our Bachelor's of Applied Science in Health Communication is here for you.

  • With a major in Health Communication, you could pursue a career as a community health campaign worker, patient advocate, peer health promoter, public relations and health communication specialist within hospitals and other medical organizations, or you could pursue graduate study in communication, public health, or related disciplines
  • Health communication is the study and practice of using “communication strategies to inform and influence individual health related decisions that enhance health” (CDC). Ultimately, the goal of health communication is to improve individual and community quality of life, and to improve general public health.
  • Apply your credit hours from other accredited institutions with our generous transfer policy and transfer agreements. 

Health communication is the study and practice of using “communication strategies to inform and influence individual health related decisions that enhance health” (CDC). Ultimately, the goal of health communication is to improve quality of life and public health. Understanding the role of communication in influencing individual health decisions and overall health outcomes is a crucial skill that prepares you for a variety of careers. 

Graduates with this degree are qualified for careers such as:

  • Community health campaign worker
  • Patient advocate
  • Peer health promoter
  • Public relations specialist
  • Health communication specialist 

 

Health Communication Major Core Courses

  • APC 201 Introduction to Health and Risk Communication 
  • APC 363 Advanced Methods in Applied Communication 
  • APC 401 Applied Communication Capstone 
  • ENG 313 Technical Writing
  • NSG 321 U. S. Health Care System and Culture 
  • PHL 131 Introduction to Ethics
  • STA 261 Statistics 
  • STC 262 Empirical Research Methods

 

Learn more about a major in Health Communication.

Health Communication

Health communication is the study and practice of using “communication strategies to inform and influence individual health related decisions that enhance health” (CDC). Ultimately, the goal of health communication is to improve quality of life and public health. Understanding the role of communication in influencing individual health decisions and overall health outcomes is a crucial skill that prepares you for a variety of careers. 

Graduates with this degree are qualified for careers such as:

  • Community health campaign worker
  • Patient advocate
  • Peer health promoter
  • Public relations specialist
  • Health communication specialist 

 

Health Communication Major Core Courses

  • APC 201 Introduction to Health and Risk Communication 
  • APC 363 Advanced Methods in Applied Communication 
  • APC 401 Applied Communication Capstone 
  • ENG 313 Technical Writing
  • NSG 321 U. S. Health Care System and Culture 
  • PHL 131 Introduction to Ethics
  • STA 261 Statistics 
  • STC 262 Empirical Research Methods

 

Learn more about a major in Health Communication.

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Miami Regionals E-Campus online courses and degrees are designed to offer students the richness of a premier education and the flexibility of learning at the location of their choice. 

  • Nationally recognized university with academic, rigorous, and accredited programs.
  • All classes are taught by credentialed Miami faculty.
  • Small class sizes - 1:25 ratio for individualized assistance and feedback.
  • Online students earn the same diploma as traditional campus-based students.
  • Online course completion rates meet or exceed traditional campus-based course(s).
  • Access to virtual student services, like academic advising, tutoring, and student records.

Whether you are interested in a single course or an entire degree, we have a path to success for you.

Getting Started

Whether you’re a first-time, transfer, or returning student, getting started is simple. 

  1. Submit an application and transcripts.
  2. Complete an online orientation.
  3. Register for courses.

Have questions? Real, live, Admission and E-Campus staff are available to help you on your journey. Complete the form to learn more and connect with us.

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