School of Education, Health and Human Services

Department Contact

1600 Harden Street
Columbia, SC 29204
Office Hours 9:00AM - 5:00PM

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

Quick Facts

B.S. Degrees
Enrolled Students

Our Departments

  • Education, Child and Family Studies
  • Health, Physical Education and Recreation
  • Social Work

Education, Child, and Family Studies Department:

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

Public Health:

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.

Sport Management:

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.

Social Work:

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
  • Transitions
  • Youth Build
  • Columbia Urban League
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