Department of Public Health Education

BS in Public Health

The Department of Public Health Education offers a Bachelor of Science in Public Health with a concentration in Community Health Education.

Focused on prevention, our program prepares students for careers that inspire them to positively influence the health behavior of individuals and communities.  In short—our graduates make a difference!

Why UNCG Public Health?

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Public Health Education focuses on the development of multi-level strategies that improve health knowledge, attitudes, skills and behaviors. This competency-based program prepares professional health educators to:

  1. Assess Needs, Assets and Capacity for Health Education.
  2. Plan Health Education.
  3. Implement Health Education.
  4. Conduct Evaluation and Research related to Health Education.
  5. Administer and Manage Health Education.
  6. Serve as a Health Education Resource Person.
  7. Communicate and Advocate for Health and Health Education..

Eight out of ten of our program graduates pass the National Credentialing Exam to become Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES), and UNCG graduates find jobs in a variety of settings. Typically, health educators work in health care, nonprofit organizations, academic institutions, private businesses, and federal, state, or local government health agencies. And that is not all! The health education occupation is expected to see significant growth in the near future as a result of new focus on illness prevention and reducing health care costs.

Performing Public Health

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