Department of Public Health Education

Professional Program

The Professional Program in Community Health Education qualifies you entry into the senior-level courses in the Community Health Education concentration. To qualify for the professional program you must:

  1. Completion of the following group of foundation courses with a C (2.0) or better: HEA 308 (Intro to Public Health Education), 339 (Intro to Public Health Education Practice), 314 (Disease Processes), 315 (Epidemiology), and 325 (Public Health Data Analysis). These courses are only offered in the fall semester and generally taken the junior year.
  2. 60 semester hours with a minimum overall GPA of 2.50.
  3. Please note the following:

    • Transfer students with 60 semester hours may apply for admission to the professional program after completing 12 semester hours at UNCG with a minimum GPA of 2.50 or higher.
    • Students will not be permitted to take upper division courses in the department - HEA 316 (Environmental Health), 340 (Community Observation and Assessment), 366 (Community Health Interventions I), 405 (Program Planning and Evaluation), 412 (Community Health Organizations), 426 (Internship Planning), 428 (Health Education Internship), and 466 (Community Health Interventions II) - unless they have been formally admitted by the department to the Professional Program in the Community Health Education concentration. Non-majors taking these courses need to have the permission of the instructor to register.
    • Once a student is admitted to the Professional Program, he or she must continue to maintain the cumulative GPA requirement of 2.50 and a C (2.0) or better in all HEA courses-professional program and elective health education courses.

    The Director of the Undergraduate Program determines admission in the professional program three times a year when the semester grades are turned in (typically 3rd week in December, May, and July). If you have any questions about the professional program or your admittance, please contact your academic advisor for assistance.