School of Health and Human Sciences

Bachelor of Science in Public Health: Community Health Education

Are you ready to make a difference in the community around you?

The Bachelor of Science in Public Health with a concentration in Community Health Education enables students to do just that. Building upon a strong public health foundation, our professional program prepares students to positively influence the health of individuals and communities.

Students develop skills in planning and implementing community-based strategies to maintain healthy lifestyles and prevent a wide variety of health problems. Come learn from distinguished faculty who are engaged in research projects that add depth to their classroom teaching, and engage in numerous practical experiences with community partners.

Public health is one of the top 5 fields that will be in demand in the next 10 years according to the Chronicle of Higher Education. At the end of the program, students are eligible candidates for national credentialing as Certified Health Education Specialists, which increases competitiveness in the job market.

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The professional skills learned in this program can be used in a variety of settings or set the stage for graduate school! Work in the setting that’s right for you–Community Health Education Specialists work in:

  • government
  • research
  • universities
  • hospitals
  • non-profits
  • schools, and
  • businesses.

Click to learn more about Health Education Specialists, required skills, career examples, and employment trends.

Check out our admissions page for more information on how to get started!