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Health Education, Health Promotion, Public Health Transfer Options


Public health has been on all our minds. Learn how you can help.

What you’ll earn

Health Educators act as "agents of change" to facilitate the growth of individual and community awareness, knowledge, actions, and systems that promote human health and well-being. This process involves learning the skills of how to educate, assess, research, plan, advocate, develop, and implement activities and programs designed for long term improvement of health outcomes.

Transfer Interest Area

Lane’s Public Health Education and Promotion transfer interest area is interdisciplinary and integrates social and biological sciences which ensure health outcomes are seen through the lens of complex interacting systems. To understand the dynamic interacting dimensions of human well-being, we must study and understand how the physical, social, intellectual, emotional, environmental, and occupational aspects of our lives work together to create our current state of health.

2 years full-time
$15,408 Full program


  • Health behavior science
  • Critical thinking and analysis
  • Health literacy
  • Self and Community Awareness
  • Health equity; Social and Individual determinants
  • Effective and culturally appropriate communication
  • Scientific methods and research evaluation
  • Health assessment and planning


By earning your AAOT degree, you’ll be prepared to transfer with Junior standing to any Oregon public college, giving you a smart start to your career. The courses you'll take in science, math, writing, social sciences, and cultural literacy will provide you with the foundation you need to meet the general education requirements at most four-year institutions, while still being able to focus on your passion for health education. No matter what your plan, our advisors will help you craft a plan to achieve your goals.

After you’ve earned your bachelors degree, you’ll be prepared to work in a variety of health education and promotion career areas, including Public Health, Epidemiologist, Public Health Educator, and more!

Faculty Spotlights

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