"Ready to make a difference in the world? Our teachers, nurses, counselors and other professionals work to make the world a better place every day. Come join over 5,000 students in the internationally recognized programs of the College of Education and Health Professions."
The College offers challenging and rewarding programs to earn bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees, as well as specialist degrees and graduate certificates. COEHP features six academic divisions and an undergraduate Honors Program. We operate our programs principally from four buildings on campus: Graduate Education Building; Peabody Hall; Health, Physical Education and Recreation Building; and Epley Center for Health Professions. Find news about the college in our magazine Colleague.
Undergraduate Programs in Education
The College of Education and Health Professions offers programs that prepare candidates for initial teacher licensure in both Elementary and Secondary Education. All majors require hands-on experience in the form of classroom observation and semester or year-long internship.
Admission to all education programs leading to licensure is competitive and occurs after the completion of all pre-education requirements. Students apply to the program sophomore year. Admission into the program is based on academic performance, Praxis scores, and an interview. To view the degree plan for your major of interest visit oasis.uark.edu.
Education Degrees That Lead to Teacher Licensure
- Career and Technical Education
- Childhood Education (K-6)
- Elementary Education (K-6)
- English Education (7-12)
- French Education (K-12)
- German Education (K-12)
- Social Studies Education (7-12)
- Spanish Education (K-12)
- Special Education (K-12)
- Teaching Physical Education and Health (K-12)
UA Teach Minor (Secondary Math and Science Education) — available for students majoring in Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, or Computer Science in the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences.
Other Education Degrees
- Educational Studies (non-licensure program) — students completing this program will be prepared to apply teaching strategies while working in educational business, non-profits, or higher education.
- Human Resource and Workforce Development — offered fully online
Undergraduate Programs in Health and Wellness
In the College of Education and Health Professions, students have the opportunity to explore majors that will prepare them to enter graduate programs of study and open doors for vast career opportunities in health and wellness. All majors require hands-on experience in the form of clinical practicum, internship, or skills/simulation labs. To view the degree plan for your major of interest visit oasis.uark.edu.
- Exercise Science
- Popular major for students interested in: PT, OT, PA, Athletic Training, Medical School, or other health professions.
- Public Health
- Prepares students for careers in health promotion working with health agencies, hospitals, clinics, and allied health professions. Graduates of the program are also prepared to enter graduate programs of study in public health and related areas.
- Recreation and Sports Management
- The Recreation Administration and Sports Administration concentrations prepares students for career opportunities with National/State Parks, Sport Marketing/Management and Special/Commercial Event Development.
- All students begin as pre-Nursing students
- Competitive Application Process
- Entire program completed at the U of A
- 100% job placement
- Arkansas Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact — National Council of State Boards of Nursing lists cooperating states
- Communication Sciences and Disorders
- For students interested in becoming Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists
- Graduate studies required for certification
- Competitive Application Process
The College of Education and Health Professions offers 34 distinct graduate degree programs representing a wide variety of fields in both education and health from counseling to public health to occupational therapy just to name a few.
The college also serves the needs of working professionals with online delivery of courses in several programs, including educational leadership, educational technology, human resource and workforce development, nursing, physical education, special education, TESOL (teaching English to speakers of other languages), adult and lifelong learning, and community college leadership.
Exercise Science Research Center
The multidisciplinary laboratory is located in the HPER Complex, which opened in 1984.
The Exercise Science Research Center offers a unique opportunity for Exercise Science students to conduct research with faculty. In addition to increasing understanding of the human body using cutting-edge technology, the lab also offers a curated fitness program.Learn More
Epley Center for Health Professions
Opened in 2012, the structure enlarged and renovated what had been the campus health
The Epley Center for Health Professions offers opportunities for students in the Eleanor Mann School of Nursing and the Communication Sciences and Disorders degree program. It also houses the university's Speech and Hearing Clinic. The building features a variety of state-of-the-art labs.Learn More
The century-old building once housed Peabody Elementary School and University High
Peabody Hall opened in 1913. It houses most of the degree programs of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. In 2010, a restoration project brought structural and technological advances to the historic building, including the latest instructional technologies.Learn More