Department of Public Health Education
What can our Public Health Students do?
Bachelor's Program in Public Health Education - Overview
Concentration in Community Health Education
"I would recommend the PHE Department to other students because this department is unified; there is a sense of family. The professors are knowledgeable in the course material as well as in future career options for those in the major. I have enjoyed my experience at UNCG and in the PHE department."
Anonymous, from Spring 2006
UNCG Graduating Senior Survey
- Encourage Healthy Behavior
- Identify & Develop Resources
- Conduct Research & Write Grants
- Build or Partner with Coalitions
- Handle Controversial Health Issues
- Advocate for Health-related Issues
The B. S. in Public Health Education with a concentration in:
The concentration in Health Studies is no longer accepting new majors. If you are a current major, visit the Health Studies site for more information
Community Health Education - Student Learning Goals
The program leading to the Bachelor of Science in Community Health Education is designed to train entry level professionals. The curriculum is directed by
Responsibilities and Competencies for Health Educators derived from the 2010 Health Educator Job Analysis Project. It is implemented under the guidance and expertise of our faculty in the Department of Public Health Education. Students who graduate from this Bachelor of Science program will be able to:
- Assess Needs, Assets and Capacity for Health Education.
- Plan Health Education.
- Implement Health Education.
- Conduct Evaluation and Research related to Health Education.
- Administer and Manage Health Education.
- Serve as a Health Education Resource Person.
- Communicate and Advocate for Health and Health Education.
Health Studies - Student Learning Goals
The program leading to the Bachelor of Science in Health Studies is designed
to prepare individuals for positions in health-related fields; provide a base
for graduate study; and provide a foundation for personal growth. The curriculum
is directed by Student Learning Goals derived from the American Public Health
Association core competencies. It is implemented under the guidance and expertise
of the faculty in the Department of Public Health Education. Students who graduate
from this Bachelor of Science program will be able to:
- Understand the role of public health services in meeting goals of health promotion, education, and disease prevention.
- Investigate health related problems for the factors amenable to planned change.
- Evaluate effectiveness, accessibility, and quality of personal and population-based health services.
- Inform, educate, and empower people about public health issues.
Minor in Health Studies
Looking for a minor that complements your major? Think about a health studies minor.
General Education Courses
Think about taking GEC or elective courses in public health for credit or to support personal growth.
Students who graduate with a B. S. degree in Public Health Education make a difference
With a focus on prevention, our program prepares students for careers that inspire them to positively influence the health behavior of individuals and communities. Our program is grounded in social science that draws from the biological, environmental, psychological, physical and medical sciences; PHE focuses on the development of individual, group, institutional, community and systemic strategies to improve health knowledge, attitudes, skills and behavior. Students are also prepared for graduate studies.
What makes us different from the rest?
Para-professionals and health professionals from other disciplines are not familiar with the specialized body of health education knowledge, skills, theories, and research, nor is it their primary interest or professional development focus.
Contact us for More Information
Regina Pulliam, MPH, MCHES
Director, Undergraduate Program in Public Health Education
437 Health and Human Sciences Building
Office Hours by appointment
Public Health Education
Academic Programs Administrative Assistant
Suite 437, Health and Human Sciences Building
Office Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm