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Public Health Education, BSEd

The Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S. Ed.), with specialization in Public Health is an interdisciplinary, community-focused program, which trains graduates to:

  1. Design and implement evidence-based programs that assist individuals, families and the community.

  2. Advocate for and implement changes in health policies, procedures, and services.

Students learn to develop, implement and coordinate health-improvement campaigns and organize communities around health and disease issues. Curricula include a unique combination of instruction from the behavioral/social, epidemiological, environmental, and human services, as well as health administration and education.

Upon completion of the degree, students are prepared, qualified and highly encouraged to sit for the national CHES (Certified Health Education specialist) certification exam. The CHES designation signifies that an individual has met eligibility requirements for and has successfully passed a competency based examination demonstrating skill and knowledge of the Seven Areas of Responsibility of Health Education Specialists, upon which the credential is based.

Quick Facts

Full-time Duration: 4 years
Starting in: Fall / Spring
Estimated Total Tuition: $31,414
Location: FairbornOHUnited States

Career Opportunities:

Public Health Education graduates leave prepared for careers as independent consultants or in nonprofit community organizations, private businesses, hospitals, schools (non-teaching), or city, county, state or other governmental health departments or agencies. They may specialize according to specific health concerns, illnesses, or work or setting. If desired, graduates may choose to continue their education with graduate studies in public health, medicine, law or public policy.

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  • Introduction to Public Health
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  • Health Program Planning and Evaluation
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