Public Health Education
Learn More About Public Health Education
Students may initially declare an "-Interest" based major in this subject, but must still meet additional requirements to be formally accepted into the degree program.
Formal admission into the Bachelor of Science in Public Health Education program is based on the following criteria:
- Completion of 30 overall course credits including a “C” or better in the following courses: WELL
- 2000, PHE 2000, and PHE 2100.
An Institutional GPA of 2.5 or higher (please note that maintaining a 2.5 GPA is required for continued program admission and entry into PHE 4750).
- Completion of the online Public Health Education application form
- HPE Department Referral
Completion of a current Public Health Education course check sheet (which must be signed by your advisor and includes planned courses of study).
Click here for more information on the PHE application process
General Education Core Curriculum Requirements Specific to This Major
Area D2: Students can choose from CHEM 1151/L & 1152/L, CHEM 1211/L & 1212/L, PHYS 1111/L & PHYS 1112/L, or BIOL 1107/L & 1108/L
Double Owl Pathways
Related Minors or Certificates Available
- Coaching Education Certificate
- Coaching Minor
- Nutritional Science Minor
- Public Health Minor
PHE 3400: Disease Prevention and Management
This course provides an overview of human diseases, including causes/risk factors, signs and symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. Emphasis will be placed on the role of public health education specialists in prevention and management of diseases that are the leading causes of premature disability and death domestically and globally.
PHE 4200: Introduction to Community and Worksite Health
This course examines various community and worksite health issues. Topics include community organization, health issues of diverse populations and demographics, global and national health issues, minority health, health care and the U.S. health care system, and occupational and community safety and health.
PHE 4500: Epidemiology
This course introduces the principles, concepts, and methods of epidemiology to examine a full range of disease occurrence, including genetic, environmental and social causes of both infectious and non-infectious diseases. Epidemiological techniques to promote health and wellness and to prevent and control disease will be emphasized.
PHE 4650: Health Coaching and Patient Education
This course integrates health coaching and patient education concepts and principles applicable to the current healthcare system. Topics include behavior change theories, motivational interviewing techniques, individual and group coaching strategies, population based health, survey of medical issues and health information, and patient empowerment.