The Health Science/Safety Education major is designed to emphasize the importance of adopting healthy lifestyles through informed choice by empowering students to distinguish between behaviors that foster and those that hinder well-being. Students will be prepared primarily for careers in the public health sector.

For more information on the Health/Safety Education program, please contact Department Chair Garry Ladd at 618-235-2700, ext. 5373, or

Education Program

Associate in Science Degree (0002) – Health Science & Safety Education Pre-Major

Career Opportunities

First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor
Health Behavior Specialist
Community Health Educator
Environmental Health Specialist
Industrial Hygienist
Occupational Health and Safety Technician
Health Consultant
Alcohol or Drug Abuse Consultant