BS - Public Health Education 2022

  • The Bachelor of Science in Public Health Education program is offered through the Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education and is based on the Seven Areas of Responsibility for an entry-level health educator delineated by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, which represents a comprehensive set of competencies defining the knowledge and skills required of a health education specialist in a variety of job settings (NCHEC, 2006). The program is designed to:

    Prepare students with the knowledge and skills to assess community needs and design, implement, and evaluate public health education programs.

    Focus on improving quality of life and overall well-being of individuals, worksites, and communities through behavioral, environmental, and policy-based initiatives.

    Prepare students for entry to mid-level positions in public health departments, community-based health organizations, outreach education programs, health care settings, private health organizations, and corporate wellness settings as well as advanced studies in Public Health.

    Prepare students to work collaboratively in interdisciplinary teams, patient care coordination, quality improvement for strategic planning and systems redesign, community engagement, community needs assessment, and health coaching.

    Prepare students for the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam.

Term 1

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • ENGL 1101 English Composition I
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area A2
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area E3
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area D2
      4
    • Free Elective (1 of 3)
      3
    Total: 16

Term 2

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • ENGL 1102 English Composition II
      3
    • WELL 2000 Found Hlth and Well
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area D1
      3
    • General Education Area Core Curriculum D2
      4
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area C2
      3
    Total: 16
Year 1 (Hours: 32)

Term 3

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • ECON 1000 Contemporary Economic Issues
      2
    • PHE 2100 Intro to Public Health
      3
    • PHE 2000 Writing & Analysis for PubHlth
      2
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area E2
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area C1
      3
    • Free Elective (2 of 3)
      3
    Total: 16

Term 4

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • POLS 1101 American Government
      3
    • PHE 2400 Behavior Theory & Applications
      3
    • HS 2300 Cultural Competence
      3
    • HPE 2250 Functional Anatomy &Physiology
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area E4
      3
    Total: 15
Year 2 (Hours: 31)

Term 5

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • PHE 3400 Disease Prev. & Management
      3
    • PHE 4200 Intro Community & Worksite Hea
      3
    • PHE 3150 Appl Analy Techniq in PubHlth
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area B2
      3
    • Major Related Elective (1 of 3)
      3
    Total: 15

Term 6

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • PHE 3850 Fundamentals of Program Plan
      3
    • PHE 4300 Environmental Health Issues
      3
    • Free Elective (3 of 3)
      3
    • Major Related Elective (2 of 3)
      3
    • PHE 3330 or NURS 3330
      3
    Total: 15
Year 3 (Hours: 30)

Term 7

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • PHE 4350 Methods Publc Health Research
      3
    • PHE 4500 Epidemiology
      3
    • PHE 4600 Prog Implementation&Evaluation
      3
    • PHE 4650 Health Coach & Patient Ed
      3
    • PHE 4710 Intro PHE Internship
      0
    • Major Related Elective (3 of 3)
      3
    Total: 15

Term 8

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • PHE 4750 Public Health Internship
      12
    Total: 12
Year 4 (Hours: 27)


Program Total: 120 Hours

Milestones: All courses indicated as a Milestone with this icon ( ) should be completed in the term suggested to prevent delays in program completion.

Disclaimer: An academic map is a suggested four-year schedule of courses based on degree requirements in the KSU undergraduate catalog. This sample schedule serves as a general guideline to help build a full schedule each term. Some departments allow students to use the three credit first-year seminar course as a free elective for a degree program, which may impact the program's total credit hours. Milestones, courses, and special requirements necessary for timely progress to complete a major are designated to keep you on track to graduate in four years. Missing milestones could delay your program. Enrolled Students should reference DegreeWorks and not this plan.

This map is not a substitute for academic advisement—contact your advisor if you have any questions about scheduling or about your degree requirements. Also see the current undergraduate catalog (catalog.kennesaw.edu) for a complete list of requirements and electives. Note: Requirements are continually under revision, and there is no guarantee they will not be changed or revoked; contact the department and/or program area for current information.

You may choose to attend a summer term to reduce your load during fall or spring terms but still stay on track to graduate in four years.


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