Health Education

The Bachelor of Science in Health Education is designed to build students’ knowledge and skills in the field of public health and provide a pathway for graduates to enter a range of professions to influence and support the health of communities.

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Key Facts



BSc (Hons) Health Education

Degree Duration

4 Years :

1 year pathway + 3 year degree


Pathways Available

International Year One


Start Dates

August | January

Degree Overview

Students engage with a curriculum grounded in public health competencies of social determinants of health, epidemiology, health policy, community organizing, health and power inequities, public health programming and practice in the field. They also build skills to support their agency as informed and engaged participants in a democracy; these include, but are not limited to, oral and written communication skills, quantitative, scientific and information literacy, critical thinking, critical consciousness, cultural humility, teamwork, leadership and creative problem solving. This public health foundation prepares students for a broad range of roles and types of jobs where they may use knowledge, skills and values gained from their public health training to address public health challenges of the 21st century and to advocate for and build healthy communities.

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  • You may incur additional costs in the course of your education at the University over and above tuition fees in an academic year such as laptops, Stationary and additional resources.

Why Study this Degree

The San Francisco State University Bachelor of Science in Health Education and Master of Public Health in Community Health Education programs are accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).

Your Pathways

The International Year One is the perfect pathway if you want a undergraduate degree from a UK, EU or US University but do not meet the requirements for direct entry.

The IY1 course provides an intensive combination of first year University subject modules with English language skills.

Following successful completion of the IY1 you will continue onto your second year degree study directly with the University of your choice.

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Key Dates and Fees

International Year One Key Dates
Intake Admissions
Arrival to
SF State
Start Date
Fall 2024 Jul 1, 2024 Aug 17, 2024 Aug 19, 2024
Spring 2025 Dec 2, 2024 Jan 18, 2025 Jan 21, 2025
Summer 2025 Apr 15, 2025 PSE: May 28, 2025

UP: Jun 1, 2025

PSE: May 29, 2025

UP: Jun 2, 2025

 *Key dates for PSE and UP are the same except for arrival and program start dates in the Summer 2025 term, which are indicated in the table above.

Pre-Sessional English Tuition Fees

Pre-Sessional costs vary by term and by the number of terms assigned:

  • Fall 2024: $5995/term
  • Spring 2025: $5995/ term
  • Summer 2025: $3995/term

Your invoice total will also include your University Pathway Program Costs.

University Pathway Fees

• IELTS 5.0 Entry: $28,500
• IELTS 5.5 Entry: $26,000

Example Bundled Pricing for International Year One
IELTS Exam Score Pre-Sessional
English # of
# of Terms
IY1 # of
Total IY1
Tuition Fees Spring 2024 Intake*
4.0 2 2 4 $40,490
4.5 1 2 3 $34,495
5.0 N/A 2 2 $28,500
5.5 N/A 2 2 $26,000

*The tuition list is current for 2024- 2025 and will be subject to increase each year.

*Prices of PSE terms vary for Summer 2025

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San Francisco State University

Founded in 1889, SF State offers world-class academics, a diverse campus and an incredible location for students.

With around 27,000 students from all over the globe, international students find SF State a truly welcoming community and diverse place to live in.

SF State has been included in the Top 20 colleges nationwide for best location. It was also rated one of the most diverse colleges in America, according to Wall Street Journal’s 2022 College Rankings.

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