Universities in Nigeria Offering Health Education

Universities in Nigeria Offering Health Education

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If you are an aspirant and wants to know the complete list of Universities that offers Health Education as a course, you are in the right place as we have listed the updated and comprehensive list of Universities offering Health Education in Nigeria.

I do get some questions consigning the best University to study Health Education in Nigeria. There is a good number of Universities offering Health Education in Nigeria. If you don’t know what University to study Health Education and you are asking “what are the best Universities for this courses” this full list below will help you as it contains the official list of Universities that has been accredited by NUC (National University Commission) for Health Education.

Things to know before choosing a University to study Health Education in Nigeria

Please before you finally choose a University, ensure you understand what the University is all about. Specifically, you must know the Location of the university and the courses they offer. It is also paramount to know the type of university if it is a Federal, State or Private University. You should as well know the tuition fees of the University before consideration in other to budget well and plan ahead. That is why i will be giving you the aforementioned information before giving you the list of Universities Offering Health Education in Nigeria.

Education is the process of facilitating learning, or the acquisition of knowledge, skills, values, beliefs, and habits. Educational methods include storytelling, discussion, teaching, training, and directed research. Education frequently takes place under the guidance of educators, but learners may also educate themselves. Education can take place in formal or informal settings and any experience that has a formative effect on the way one thinks, feels, or acts may be considered educational. The methodology of teaching is called pedagogy.

Formal education is commonly divided formally into such stages as preschool or kindergarten, primary school, secondary school and then college, university, or apprenticeship.

Health education is a social science that draws from the biological, environmental, psychological, physical and medical sciences to promote health and prevent disease, disability, and premature death through education-driven voluntary behavior change activities.

Health education is the development of the individual, group, institutional, community and systemic strategies to improve health knowledge, attitudes, skills, and behavior.

Health education is a profession of educating people about health.[1] Areas within this profession encompass environmental health, physical health, social health, emotional health, intellectual health, and spiritual health, as well as sexual and reproductive health education.

Health education can be defined as the principle by which individuals and groups of people, learn to behave in a manner conducive to the promotion, maintenance, or restoration of health. However, as there are multiple definitions of health, there are also multiple definitions of health education.


The scope of Health Education

Health, Population and Environment Education is important to provide them with a safe and clean environment. The scopes of health education are various places, organization, and subjects through which health education can be acquired. Population education is related to every aspect and activity of human beings. Environment education aims to develop a healthy environment through the conservation and management of the environment.

Health education provides knowledge on health-related aspects and develops the altitude of people to maintain sound health. Environment education gives information on biological, physical and socio-cultural aspects of environmental education and motivates the people for the use of resources in order to maintain ecological balance. Health, Population, and environmental education are integrated subject, has a crucial role in creating healthy living and a balanced ecosystem.


Direct Entry Requirements:

These are the conditions you need to fulfill to gain Direct Entry admission to study Health Education, if you don’t intend to use UTME.

You require;

  • Two (2) ‘A’ Level passes in any of Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics.
  • NCE merit in Physical Education and credit in Arithmetical process or Mathematics.
  • Diploma in Health Education, Environmental Sanitation, Physical Education, Social work, Health Administration with overall grades of merit plus three (3) ‘O’ Level credit passes/TC II merit which should include English Language.
  • NCE in Biology, Health Education, and Integrated Science with a pass grade plus two (2) ‘O’ Level credit passes/TC II merit passes.
  • Registered Nurse plus five (5) ‘O’ Level credit passes to include English Language

UTME Requirements:

The O’level subject combination and requirements needed to study Health Education;

You require;

  • Five (5) SSC credit passes/TC II merit passes including English Language, Biology or its equivalent.
  • Five (5) SSC credit passes /TC II merit passes to include English Language and Mathematics.

UTME Subjects:

In UTME, please note that English Language is Compulsory for this course. Therefore, the three (3) other JAMB UTME subject combination needed to study Health Education:

Biology and any two (2) relevant subjects.

Approved Universities in Nigeria where you can study Health Education

Note that each of this Universities has there special requirements. You will find it after this list of Universities offering Health Education


University of Lagos (UNILAG)

University of Lagos is a Federal University located at Akoka, Yaba Lagos in Lagos State, Nigeria and founded in 1962


University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN)

University of Nigeria, Nsukka is a Federal University located at Innovation Centre, University of Nigeria Nsukka in Enugu State, Nigeria and founded in 1960.


University of Benin (UNIBEN)

University of Benin is a Federal University located at Ugbowo Campus Benin City in Edo State, Nigeria and founded in 1970


University of Ibadan (UI)

University of Ibadan is a Federal University located at Ibadan in Oyo State, Nigeria and founded in 1948


Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria (ABU)

Ahmadu Bello University is a Federal University located at Samaru, a suburb of Zaria in Kaduna State, Nigeria and founded in 1962


Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma (AAU)

Ambrose Alli University is a State University located at Ekpoma, Edo State, Nigeria and founded in 1980


Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Uli (COOU)

Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University is a State University located at Ulli in Anambra State, Nigeria and founded in 2000


Bayero University (BUK)

Bayero University is a Federal University located at BUK, along new site Bayero university Kano, Kano State, Nigeria and founded in 1975


Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU)

Delta State University is a State University located at Abraka in Delta State, Nigeria and founded in 1992


Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki (EBSU)

Ebonyi State University is a State University located at Enugu-Abakaliki Rd, Ntezi Abba, Abakaliki in Ebonyi State, Nigeria and founded in 2000


Lagos State University (LASU)

Lagos State University is a State University located at Badagry Expressway PMB 1087 Ojo in Lagos State, Nigeria and founded in 1983


Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Akwa (UNIZIK)

Nnamdi Azikiwe University is a Federal University located at Awka in Anambra State, Nigeria and founded in 1992


Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU)

Obafemi Awolowo University is a Federal University located at Ile-Ife in Osun State, Nigeria and founded in 1962


Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU)

Adamawa State University is a State University located at Mubi in Adamawa State, Nigeria and founded in 2001


University of Ilorin (UNILORIN)

University of Ilorin is a Federal University located at Illorin in Kwara State, Nigeria and founded in 1975


University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID)

University of Maiduguri is a Federal University located at Bama Road Maiduguri in Borno State, Nigeria and founded in 1975


University of Uyo (UNIUYO)

University of Uyo is a Federal University located at Uyo in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria and founded in 1991.


Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba (AAUA)

Adekunle Ajasin University is a State University located at Akungba-Akoko, Ondo State, Nigeria and founded in 1999.


Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijebu Ode (TASUED)

Tai Solarin University of Education is a State University located at Ijebu-Ode in Ogun State, Nigeria and founded in 2005


Federal University, Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE)

Federal University, Oye-Ekiti is a Federal University located at Km 3 Oye – Afao Road in Ekiti State, Nigeria and founded in 2011


Kano State University of Science and Technology (KUST)

Kano State University of Science and Technology is a State University located at Wudil in Kano State, Nigeria and founded in 2000


Special Requirements (Waiver) Remarks for UTME

(i) UNIBEN – requires one (1) Science subject and two (2) other Science or Social Science subjects.

(iii) DELSU requires Biology/Health Science and any other two (2) subjects..

(v) AAUA requires Biology as one (1) of the UTME subjects.

(v) UNN requires Biology and any two (2) relevant subjects.

(vi) UNIMAID requires Biology and any two (2) from Science or Social Science subjects.


Special Requirements (Waiver) Remarks For O’Level

(i) OOU accept NCE General English in lieu of credit pass at ‘O’ Level English.

(ii) OAU for Physical and Health Education requires five (5) ‘O’ Level credit passes or TC II merit including English Language and any other three (3) Sciences, Social Science or Arts Subjects.

(iii) OOU and OAU – Biology is not mandatory.

(iv) UI and DELSU require English Language and any three (3) subjects

(vii) UNIZIK requires Mathematics, English, Biology, Health and Physical Education or Health Science/Health Education.

(viii) UNIBEN requires five (5) ‘O’ Level credits passes /TC II merit to including English Language and one (1) Science subject.

(ix) AAU and DELSU require English Language, Biology and ‘O’ Level pass in Mathematics.

(x) UI – same as in Human Kinetics.

(xi) UNIMAID require ‘O’ Level credit pass in Mathematics.

(xiii) UNIUYO requires ‘O’ Level credit passes in English Language and Chemistry.

(xiv) AAU requires ‘O’ Level passes in Mathematics

(xv) AAUA requires five ‘O’ Level credit passes to include English Language, Biology, Mathematics and any other two subjects from Agricultural Science, Chemistry, Physics, Economics, Government, Commerce, and Home Economics.

(xvii) DELSU requires five (5) ‘O’ Level credit/TC II Merit to include, English Language, Mathematics, Biology and any other two (2) subjects at not more than two (2) sittings.

(xviii) TASUED requires five (5) ‘O’ Level credit passes at one (1) sitting or six (6) ‘O’ Level credit passes at two (2) sittings to include English Language and one (1) Science subject and Mathematics.

(xix) ABU requires five (5) ‘O’ Level credits passes/TC II merit including English Language, Biology, Mathematics and any two (2) Science subjects.

(xx) UNN requires For Health Education (a) Five (5) ‘O’ Level credits passes/ TC II merit to include English Language, Biology/Health Science/Physical Education or the equivalent at not more than two (2) sittings.

(xxi) OAU for Health Education requires five (5) ‘O’ Level credit passes or TC II merit including English Language, any one (1) of Biology/Health Science/Integrated Science, plus any other three (3) subjects

(xxii) UNILAG requires ‘O’ Level credit passes in Biology and Mathematics.

(xxvi) ABU requires five (5) ‘O’ Level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics and others in Physical Education, Health Education, Physical and Health Education or any one (1) science subject from Biology, Chemistry and Physics.


Special Requirements (Waiver) Remarks For Direct Entry

(i) UI accept passes in two (2) major subjects at the NCE/’A’ Level with ‘O’ Level credit passes or its equivalent in three (3) other subjects in Arts, Social Science and the Sciences.

(ii) DELSU accepts NCE Merit in Health Education. Merit in DELSU Diploma in Health Education. Environmental Sanitation. Social Works, Health Administration. Registered Nurse.

(iii) AAU accepts; (a) NCE in Health Education, Environmental Sanitation, Physical Education, Social Works, Public Administration, Nursing, Public Health Inspectors Certificate from AAU and other recognized institutions. (b) A credit in English Language and General Mathematics in NCE is accepted in lieu of ‘O’ Level credit in English Language and Mathematics respectively

.(vii) UNIUYO and UNIZIK accept Technical Teachers Certificate in Health Education.

(viii) UNIZIK, UNIUYO accept RN/NRN, Public Health Nursing Officers’ Certificate, Advanced Diploma in Health Education, Health Superintendent Certificate and equivalent qualification. (UNIZIK -Nursing only) plus the UTME requirements.

(x) BUK accepts certificate in Nursing.

(xi) UNIZIK requires ‘O’ Level credit passes in English Language and Biology or Food and Nutrition for both the UTME and Direct Entry candidates.

(xiv) UNIBEN

(a) requires two (2) NCE merit one (1) of which should be Health Education, Biology or Integrated Science plus three (3) ‘O’ Level credit passes including English Language at one (1) sitting. For Health Education

(b) Registered Nurse Certificate and four (4) ‘O’ Level credit passes at one (1) sitting including English Language.

(xv) UNIBEN (a) requires two (2) or three (3) NCE merit chosen from Physical Education, Health Education, Biology and Integrated Science plus three (3) or two (2)’O’ Level credit passes including English Language at one (1) sitting.

For Health Education:

(a) Public Health Nursing or/Registered Nurse (RN)/ Registered Midwife (RM)/ Registered Nurse Tutor (RNT)/ Community Heath Officer (CHO), Certificates or merit in NCE Health and Physical Education or Biology/ Integrated Science/ Food and Nutrition from an approved College of Education recognized by the University of Nigeria.

(xix) UNIMAID requires a Certificate in Nursing/ Midwifery or equivalent in addition to the Direct Entry requirements.

(xx) UNILORIN may interview all candidates seeking admission into the Department of Physical and Health Education. It accepts NCE/TC II merit.

(xxi) TASUED accepts a. NCE with merit in related subjects – Physical Education, Health Education, Biology, plus the UTME requirements. b. Registered Nurse plus the UTME requirements c. Two (2) ‘A’ Level passes in Physical Education, Health Education, Biology, plus the UTME requirements.

(xxii) UNIUYO accepts candidates without ‘A’ Level or NCE Mathematics but must take remedial in the subject in year one (1).

(xxiii) OAU for Health Education accepts two (2)’A’ Level passes or NCE/merit including Biology or Health Education and any other subject plus the UTME requirements. Certificate/Nursing(RN)/Health, Education/Health Science/Community/Public Health/Hygiene is acceptable as the equivalent of ‘A’ Level.

(xxiv) UNILAG accepts NCE in Biology, Health Education, Integrated Science, Physical and Health Education, Registered Nurse plus the UTME requirements.

(xxvi) AAUA accepts (a) Diploma in Physical and Health Education. (b) NCE in Physical and Health Education, Biology, Health Science. (c) Certificate/Diploma in Nursing (RN)/Health, Education/Health Science/Community/Public Health/Hygiene.

(xxvii) ABU accepts merit in Diploma from the School of Health Technology. Preference will be given to NCE and a first degree for Direct Entry. ND from accredited Institutions.

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