Minor in Public Health

The Public Health (PH) Minor is offered through the Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education and is designed to expose you to the broad field of public health with a focus on understanding the determinants of health, improving quality of life and overall well-being through evidence-based initiatives, and expanding your credentials as you enter into health-related professions.

With a minor in Public Health, you will:

  • Learn a variety of public health concepts and skills needed to assess community needs and design, implement, and evaluate public health education programs.
  • Focus on improving the quality of life and overall well-being of individuals, worksites and communities through behavioral, environmental, and policy-based initiatives.
  • Expand your skills to enter into health-related professions with a competitive edge.


KSU Public Health students in the classroom

Program Snapshot

Required Courses: (6 credit hours)

  • PHE 2100: Introduction to Public Health Education
  • WELL 2000: Foundations of Health and Wellness

Minor Electives (9 Credit Hours)

Upper Division PHE Electives (6 Credit Hours)
Select two of the following:

  • PHE 3150: Applied Analytic Techniques in Public Health Education
  • PHE 4300: Environmental Health Issues
  • IPE 4413: Interprofessional Care and Collaboration
  • PHE 4500: Epidemiology
  • NURS 3330: Health Systems and Health Policy OR
  • PHE 3330: Health Systems & Health Policy

Upper Division Electives (3 Credit Hours)

Any one 3000 - 4000 level course with the following prefix: PHE, HPE, IHS, IPE

Total Number of Credit Hours: 15


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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