Bachelor of Science in Public Health Education

The Kennesaw State University Public Health Education degree will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to pursue a career as a health education specialist, otherwise known as a health educator.  As a health educator, you’ll teach people essential methods to help improve their quality of life and overall well-being.

As a health education specialist, you’ll serve your community in many ways, using health-focused strategies to improve the well-being of community members. You can work in hospitals, clinics, schools and universities, government offices, businesses, and non-profit organizations. The skills you gain from this degree will prepare you to create, implement, manage, and analyze programs and strategies that promote health and well-being.

You will learn to meet the needs modeled by the National Commission for Health Education in the seven areas below: 

  • Area I: Assess Needs, Resources, and Capacity for Health Education/Promotion
  • Area II: Plan Health Education/Promotion
  • Area III: Implement Health Education/Promotion 
  • Area IV: Conduct Evaluation and Research Related to Health Education/Promotion
  • Area V: Administer and Manage Health Education/Promotion
  • Area VI: Serve as a Health Education/Promotion Resource Person
  • Area VII: Communicate, Promote, and Advocate for Health, Health Education/Promotion, and the ProfessionH3 Health Science Job Market

Degree concentrations offered in:

  • Community Health
  • Worksite Health Promotion
  • Health Coaching and Patient Education

Public Health Education Internships

With internship opportunities in Public Health Education, you can utilize fieldwork toward internship credits.

Learn more about Public Health Education Internship eligibility and admission requirements.

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Program Snapshot

Program Format: Face-to-Face, Online or Hybrid

Number of Credit Hours: 120 Total Hours

Entry Term: Fall, Spring, Summer

Time to Complete: Four-year Program

Primary Campus: Kennesaw

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Degree Pathway

Stay on path for graduation by using the degree pathway that maps out your courses by semester and by year.

Public Health Education Degree Pathway
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Public Health Education Degree Benefits at Kennesaw State

  • Engaged – You will have the opportunity to be engaged in the community through internships, service learning, and volunteer activities to improve the lives of community residents 

  • Hands-On - The focus of Wellstar College, in addition to academic excellence, is community-based service-learning. As a student, you will have the opportunity to interact with highly qualified, well-respected faculty and become involved with a wide variety of community activities, from student teaching, clinical projects, internships, and community service projects to interacting with community experts. We offer a "real-life" instead of an "ivory tower" education for the success of our graduates in the job market.

  • Public Health Education Internship – You have the opportunity to participate in the Public Health Education Internship.  The internship is a 12-credit hour capstone experience (two Seminar credit hours and ten Internship credit hours, including 400 field-based hours) offered each semester for eligible students.  

  • Enriching Facilities - Wellstar College has “smart” classrooms incorporating top-notch technology to make learning less complicated. 

What can you do with a Public Health Education degree?

 

  • Community Health Specialist
  • Quality Improvement Coordinator
  • Public Health Administrator
  • Research Assistant
  • Health Education and Counseling
  • Epidemiologist
  • Health Analyst
  • Environmental Health Scientist
  • Demographer
  • Public Health Adviser

 

Health Education Specialist Salary and Career Information

With the National CDC in Georgia's backyard, you’ll experience the need for health education specialists firsthand. You'll be able to join community health workers employed in a variety of settings, including hospitals, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies.


Double Owl

Double Owl Pathway

Double Owl Pathways allows undergraduate students to obtain their undergraduate and graduate degrees at significantly lower costs and in less time than pursuing each degree separately. KSU offers a variety of Pathways to choose from various disciplines, allowing students to graduate sooner and get a head start on their future careers.

Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education

Kennesaw State University
Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education
590 Cobb Ave NW
Convocation Center, Room 3003
Mail Drop #0202
Kennesaw, GA  30144-5591

Phone: 470-578-6216

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