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B.S. in Public Health

Prepare for a Career in Health Professions

Liberty’s Bachelor of Science in Public Health degree program will prepare you for a career in health-related professions, wellness, injury prevention, and disease prevention through the Health Promotion concentration, the Nutrition concentration, or the Pre-Clinical concentration.

The B.S. in Public Health is offered by the Department of Public and Community Health in the School of Health Sciences.

CEPH Accreditation

The Department of Public & Community Health degree programs are accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). This is in addition to other program-specific accreditation and Liberty University’s regional accreditation.

Academics: Public Health (B.S.)

Public Health Concentrations

Admission Requirements

View Liberty’s undergraduate admissions requirements

Featured Courses

  • Personal Health (HLTH 216)
  • Foundations of Public Health (HLTH 301)
  • Intro to Public & Community Health (HLTH 350)
  • Intro to Environmental Hazards & Response (HLTH 370)
  • Principles of Behavior Change & Health Counseling (HLTH 420)

Career Opportunities

  • Community Health Advocate/Worker
  • Community Health Assessment Coordinator
  • Department of Health
  • Environmental Health Inspector
  • Food Safety Inspector
  • Global Health Worker
  • Graduate School for a Health Field
  • Grant Writer
  • Health Care Social Worker
  • Health Educator
  • Hospice/Nursing Home Educator
  • Hospital Administrator
  • Industrial Hygienist
  • Medical Supply Sales Representative
  • Nonprofit Organization Educator
  • Nutritionist
  • Pharmaceutical Sales Representative
  • Public Health Communication and Marketing Specialist
  • Substance Abuse Counselor
  • Wellness Programmer
  • Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) Case Manager

Certified Health Education Specialist

A Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) is a professional who has successfully passed the credentialing exam administered by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC). Students majoring in public health are eligible to take the CHES exam, which tests students’ knowledge of the Areas of Responsibility. Employers tend to prefer graduates who are CHES certified, as passing the exam demonstrates that the student is qualified to be a health educator.

Seven Areas of Responsibility for a Certified Health Education Specialist

  • Assess Needs, Assets, and Capacity for Health Education
  • Plan Health Education
  • Implement Health Education
  • Conduct Evaluation and Research Related to Health Education
  • Administer and Manage Health Education
  • Serve as a Health Education Resource Person
  • Communicate and Advocate for Health and Health Education
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