department of Health science
Mission of the department
The mission of the Department of Health Science is to demonstrate excellence in teaching, research, and service in Public Health, Health Education and Promotion, and Athletic Training.
The Health Science curriculum allows students to select a major in either public health or athletic training.
The Graduate Program in Health Studies at the University of Alabama is committed to providing a high quality, student-oriented program to students with the skills to design, implement and evaluate health education and health promotion programs. The graduate programs are theory-driven and are based on related research findings.
Employment of health educators is expected to grow by 26%, which is much faster than the average for all occupations. Growth will result from the rising cost of health care and the increased recognition of the need for qualified health educators.
-- job outlook, 2015
At the College of Human Environmental Sciences, our students are first and foremost. We are committed to the success of all of our students.
The College offers ten undergraduate majors that help students reach their professional goals. The CHES Office of Student Services, located in 101 Doster Hall, is committed to helping students have a successful and rewarding college experience. Please let us know how we can help.
Advising is an important part of your progress toward a degree. Please carefully review all of the advising information on your department's website before making an appointment with your advisor; only then will you be prepared for advising.
For your advising appointment, do NOT miss or be late. Prepare a schedule using Schedule Builder located in myBama. Check sheets for each major are available in 101 Doster Hall or you may download them here.
If you would like to change your major, you may do so via myBama under the Student tab. Registration times are made on the basis of earned hours only. This does not include course work in which you are currently enrolled. Visit registration time assignments for more information.
For more information, please visit the Student Organizations page.
The Alabama Articulation and General Studies Committee (AGSC) was created in an effort to improve and monitor the transfer of course work between public institutions in the state. If you are considering a transfer, use the approved transfer guide:
The College of Human Environmental Sciences embraces the web’s ability to connect CHES with our students, faculty and staff, alumni, supporters, and prospective students. Part of that initiative is to offer new ways for our audience to interact with us on the web via the use of the most popular social networking tools on the web, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Vimeo, Flickr & iTunes U.
Now you can get the latest information, connect with CHES and with other students, alumni and staff, interact with great streaming video content, and more. Add CHES to your social networking tools and help create a community of CHES supporters.
The College of Human Environmental Sciences has three instructional computer labs and one open computer lab, which provide supervised environments where students may gain knowledge and experience in computer applications. The labs also supply CHES faculty with state of the art computer facilities and training to aid teaching and research activities.
Current UA students wishing to take courses at another university or community college will need to complete a transient letter to give to that respective institution.