February 21, 2011 | | Leave a comment Ashford University, which is an online school, recently announced the launch of a new bachelors degree program in health education. Officials said that this course of study will help students who seek employment in the expanding healthcare industry gain knowledge in the industry that encompasses the use of modern demographic trends. They added that professionals in who are versed in the intricacies of health information are currently in-demand. Students who choose to enroll in this course of study will learn how to support the educational needs of patients. "This degree helps prepare health educators to advocate for and work toward implementation of wellness programs and disease prevention campaigns across a wide variety of settings," Alice Vestergaard, executive dean of Ashford's College of Health, Human Services and Sciences. Officials noted that graduates who earn this degree will be positioned to pursue non-clinical occupations with a broad range healthcare and life-fitness organizations. However, this program does not lead to any licensure or certification of any kind, and it will be the student's responsibility to determine individual states' requirements for practice.