Boston University was founded as one of the first all-inclusive universities, as well as a leading private research and teaching institution. With 32,000 students from 50 states and 140 countries, BU is the fourth largest independent university in the United States. For over 150 years, Boston University has anticipated the changing needs of its students while serving the greater needs of society.
The central focus of the health program is the preparation of health educators for schools, community health centers, and corporate settings. The program stresses independent student work and innovative strategies of broad-spectrum intervention to benefit the individual and contribute to the well-being of society.
The Health Education Program offers two study sequences. First, the school health education sequence prepares students to teach health education at both the elementary and secondary school level. This sequence is a state-approved licensure program. Second, the community health- education sequence addresses the broad range of services offered to communities through health agencies, hospitals, rehabilitation organizations, neighborhood centers, and community action programs. This nonlicensure sequence provides students with an academic background in nutrition, wellness, substance abuse, and exercise. It can include attention to comprehensive health care or persons with disabilities.