Students in the School of Education, Health and Human Services will be prepared to enter an array of professional fields. These programs teach students to address the well-being, development, and life-long-learning of individuals and families.
The School of Education, Health and Human Services is comprised of the following departments
Education, Child and Family Studies,
Health, Physical Education and Recreation;
Social Work Department
Office of Educator Preparation.
Major courses of study include Educational Studies, Public Health, Social Work, Sport Management, and Recreation & Leisure Services
In this department, students have the option of majoring in Educational Studies with two concentrations: Pk-6 certification and Child and Family Development. As a result, Benedict College graduates have dual certifications enabling them to teach Pk-3 for Early Childhood, and grades 2-6 for Elementary Education. Graduates are also qualified to work in non-public school settings when they complete the Child and Family Development concentration.
Companies that hired Benedict College Students who graduated from the Education, Child, and Family Studies Department
Richland School District One
Richland County School District Two
District Five of Lexington and Richland Counties
Charleston County Public Schools
Edventure Children’s Museum
The Arc of the Midlands
Department of Social Services
Fort Jackson Youth and Child Services
GLEAMNS HRC Headstart
HPER students will be prepared for fitness-related occupations, public health, and health- related wellness. There are many competitive and viable professions in Public Health that are available to graduates of this program: Health Communications Consultant, Health Education Consultant and Rural Health Program Specialist.
Recreation and Leisure Service:
Upon graduation, students will be qualified to work in a variety of Recreation and Leisure Service settings such as city or county parks; adult or youth facilities; college and university campus recreation and intramural sports programs, youth development agencies (YMCA, Boys & Girls Club) and commercial recreation services.
Students majoring in the Sport Management program will become proficient in the skills and knowledge needed to excel in f careers that range from sports media, event management, sports marketing and promotion.
The Benedict College Social Work Program is the oldest CSWE accredited HBCU program in the state of South Carolina. This program offers a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW). This program also offers professional certifications in the high demand career fields of Child Protective Services and Interdisciplinary Gerontology. The College’s location in the capitol city, exposes students to the major local and state agencies, making completion of the 400 hour graduation more than achievable.
Companies that hired Benedict College Students who graduated from the Social Work Department
SC Department of Mental Health
Richland County DSS
The Crossings at Columbia
SC Department of Juvenile Justice
Columbia Urban League
Esports Administration major seeks to prepare students to work in the Esports professional, collegiate, public schools, and recreational arenas. Special focus is given to this electronic form of sports through various virtual sporting competitions using video games. Students who pursue a career in Esports will be able to work in several professions to include Esports: Administration, Event Management, Marketing, Media, Broadcasting, Sales, Information and Technology, Coaching, Analytics, Education, and Entertainment.
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Benedict College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate and masters degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033- 4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Benedict College.
Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy Benedict College admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school administered programs.