Public & Community Health


Health Promotion

Health Promotion is an exciting career choice because it holds such a wide variety of options for those interested in allied health, wellness and disease prevention.

Our CHES concentration (Certified Health Education Specialist) prepares students to take a national certifying exam allowing them to incorporate skills in assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of health programming, communicating, coordinating, advocating and providing resources for both individual and community health-related change. Work sites include communities private businesses and non-profit organizations, among others.

Our clinical concentration prepares students for entrance to medical, dental, physician assistant, occupational therapy and other health-related graduate schools, with an emphasis on prevention.

Degree Offerings

Career Opportunities

State/local health departments
Corporate employee wellness programs
Hospital community outreach health education
Voluntary agencies
Pharmaceutical or medical instrument sales

Medicine - M.D. and D.O.
Occupational and/or physical therapy
Physician's Assistant
Other clinical fields