American University of Beirut

Bachelor of Arts in Health Communication

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Do you want to make a difference by promoting health in Lebanon and the region?

Are you keen on media and communication?​

Be a #ChangeMaker and join our program to become a pioneer in health communication in the Arab World. You will learn how to inform, influence and motivate governments and communities to make the right decisions about health issues. 

​The Department of Health Promotion and Community Health​ is now offering you this   opportunity through the newly launched  Bachelor degree in Health Co​mmunication!​​

Why a degree in Health Communication?

​​This program is tailored to respond to job market opportunities in heal​th communication​ in Lebanon and the Middle East and North Africa (M​ENA) region, filling a major educational gap. More importantly, this Program will provide the first batch of health communication professionals whose expertise is needed to help in addressing the pressing health needs in the region, including: 

  • You can be one of the first health communication graduates in the Arab world.

  • There is a growing job market for health communication professionals in this region.​​

  • Health communication experts are needed to help governments and institutions address health and environmental problems.

The program will be based in the Faculty of Health Sciences​​ (FHS); however, students will be required to take courses in the Media ​Studies Program in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences​ (FAS). ​

To learn more about the program, please click HERE.

What will you gain?​​​

Health communication is one of the growing public health sub-disciplines. It is based on the use of multiple behavioral and social learning theories and models to advance program planning and identify steps to influence audience attitudes toward health and health behavior.

Through this multidisciplinary program, you will gain the knowledge and technical skills needed to design health communication activities. In this program you will:

  • Learn the science and art of communication to promote health among different people

  • Understand the health needs of your community and get involved in finding solutions

  • Create change and make tangible impact with health communication

  • Design health communication activities to improve people’s health and improve society​​

​​​​Where will you work?

​Health communication graduates may find work with: 

  • International organizations (WHO, UNICEF, UNDP, UNHCR, ICRC)

  • Government agencies (ministries of public health and education)

  • Civil society organizations (Skoun, Arcenciel, or other NGOs)

  • Advertising and marketing companies focused on health

  • Hospitals

  • Universities​​​

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