Health classes are online but the Communication classes are traditional on-campus classes.
Asbury University has a reputation worldwide for training ethical, hard working graduates who become experts in their chosen field. The Health Communication program is unique in that it blends Christian ethics with expert training in communication, healthcare, and design skills.
It is offered 100% online with asynchronous learning, while integrating communication and healthcare content in each course.
Students who complete the bachelor’s degree in Health Communication will be able to:
“Health communication bridges the gap between the healthcare system and the communities around us. Being able to major in health communication is increasingly more valuable in today’s world and literally helps save lives!”Katherine Fitch ’21Student
You will learn from experts in the field who are committed to giving you a high quality education. Health Communication is a highly sought after career. As we have seen during the coronavirus pandemic, health communication plays a vitally important role in everyone’s lives.
Asbury University’s multidisciplinary program focuses on the intersection of healthcare, marketing, health literacy, public relations, and digital media in order to prepare students for the breadth of issues they will encounter as health communicators—from medical breakthroughs and the development of new products to government policies and public health challenges, and many others.
The Health Communication program is offered completely online (no campus visits required), providing a global community of experts and peers, as well as unparalleled academic resources available to students 24/7.
Your coursework will draw on three exciting subject areas as you learn to become an effective Health Communicator:
1. Public Health, Healthcare Service, and Health Communication Principles.
2. Communication, Public Relations & Marketing skills.
3. Skill-building courses in social media, graphic design, website design, and videography.
(Please click on the Major Sheet for a complete list of courses)
Courses are taught by experienced health professionals and communication experts from across Asbury University, including the School of Communication Arts and the Department of Science & Health. We regularly ask working health communicators to make guest appearances and contribute to classes as well.
Your professors are committed to providing an excellent educational experience. These men and women embody Asbury’s rich tradition that celebrates community, academic rigor, and spiritual vitality.
Courses include project work that allows you the opportunity to apply what you learn in class to real-world situations.
All students get to complete an internship that provides practical experience in the field, as well as create contacts within the industry.
You will be prepared to enter into the Health Communication field working in the various areas listed below.
18% increase in jobs through 2028
$ 100,980 median annual pay in 2019
13% increase in jobs through 2028
$67,150 median annual pay in 2019
11% increase in jobs through 2028
$46,910 median annual pay in 2019
8% increase in jobs through 2028
$135,900 median annual pay in 2019
6% increase in jobs through 2028
$61,150 median annual pay in 2019
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2019-20 Edition
“I am the Design Specialist for the Richmond City Health Department and the Henrico County Health District under the Virginia Department of Health. I do the illustrating and graphic design for the materials we release and I also manage the social media. The communication team I am part of is working to support Virginia's COVID-19 vaccination campaign.”Katherine Fitch