Public Health

CH Technical Standards updated October 2015.docx

The Public Health program is for those who want to teach others how to lead healthier lives. With the knowledge that our lifestyles affect our health, well-being, and longevity.  Americans have an increased interest in practicing healthier lifestyles to improve their quality of life.

As a community health professional, you will inform and motivate people to lead healthy lifestyles. Your duties may include assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating community health education programs and services. Whether you work in a classroom or a health agency, you will receive academic preparation in health sciences and develop educational, organizational and leadership skills. You will also learn to work effectively with people.

Areas of Study

  • Public Health Education Major
  • School Health Education Major
  • Community Health Minor 
  • School Health Education Minor
  • Substance Abuse Education: Prevention, Intervention, and Treatment Minor


 Mission Statement

"As a student-centered, nationally recognized program in public health education, we provide premier instruction, research and service opportunities preparing our students to work in unique settings with diverse populations."

Vision Statement

"Working cooperatively with community partners, the Public Health Division has accredited programs developing highly competent graduates who advance public health within diverse populations."

The bachelor's and master's degree in Public Health is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).
CEPH Accreditation