Bachelor Of Science In Public Health Health Promotion
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Degree CEPH
Class Type
Transfer Credits
Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total
Next Start Date
Aug 19, 2024

Improve Community Health with Our Public Health – Health Promotion Degree


You care about promoting the health of others and making a positive impact on their lives. We get it because we’re about that, too. Why not pursue a degree that will give you the knowledge to promote health to individuals and communities? You can do that with our bachelor’s degree in public health – health promotion.

This degree is designed with people like you in mind. We see your passion for health and for others, and we want to help you turn that passion into a career. By pursuing this degree, you have the option of starting your career immediately after graduation or pursuing a graduate program in public health or health administration.


Whether you want to work with your local community, make a national impact, or seek out hurting communities abroad, our health promotion degree will give you the tools you need to teach others how to live healthier lives.

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At Liberty, you’ll find an affordable, high-quality education that equips students like you for the real world. Our commitment to excellence helped us rank among’s Top 3 college campuses in America. Earning your degree from a nonprofit university with state-of-the-art resources like ours can help set you apart from your peers.

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Why Choose Liberty’s Public Health – Health Promotion Degree?

At Liberty, we believe in providing you with the best we have to offer. That means a top-notch education, experienced professors, and hands-on experience. You’ll receive all of this by pursuing our health promotion degree.

Here are just a few of the resources and opportunities you’ll encounter throughout the program:

  • Liberty University has one of the largest accredited Master of Public Health (MPH) programs in the U.S. if you are interested in continuing your education after completing your Bachelor’s.
  • Our Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) accreditation means that you will be eligible for jobs in local government, federal government, and the military.
  • Each professor has a degree in public health as well as local, national, or global experience in the field.
  • You can be better prepared to take the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) certification exam after completing the program.
  • You can pursue a variety of certifications while studying public health at Liberty: First Aid, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), and Automated External Defibrillator (AED).
  • A required internship, as well as opportunities to participate in research projects with professors, give you plenty of hands-on experience in your field prior to graduation.

What Will You Learn in Our Public Health – Health Promotion Degree?

We ensure that our curriculum provides you with all of the knowledge and experience you need to either start your career upon graduation or apply to the graduate school of your choice.

Our public health degree program provides all the foundational knowledge and training you need to work in the field of public health. Some of the courses you’ll take throughout this degree include:

  • Foundations of Public Health
  • Introduction to Environmental Hazards and Response
  • Introduction to Public and Community Health
  • Personal Health
  • Principles of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Aside from the hands-on experience, you’ll receive in your internship, you’ll also get to study courses on microbiology, physiology of exercise, drugs in society, human nutrition, and chronic and infectious diseases.

View the Degree Completion Plan, and check out our featured courses below for more information about what you’ll learn!

Featured Courses

HLTH 216 – Personal Health

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • A study of considerations and current trends in the areas of personal and community health
  • Emphasis is given to personal responsibility for healthy lifestyle management

HLTH 301 – Foundations of Public Health

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • An introduction to public health concepts and practice
  • The history of public health
  • How the profession has evolved through time
  • The foundational components of public health today
  • The future of public health
  • Administrative roles and responsibilities of the profession within the context of socio-ecological levels
  • Topics covered include public health’s core functions and essential services, organizational structures, ethical issues, systems thinking, and the role of the health education specialist

HLTH 420Principles of Behavior Change and Health Counseling

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • A study of theory and practice of behavioral change or verification that leads to a healthy lifestyle
  • Group and individual intervention techniques with follow-up health counseling theory and application

HLTH 453Program Planning and Evaluation in Health Education

This course provides a survey of the theories, models, and processes that reflect best practice in assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of health education programming.

Degree Information
Admission Requirements

Highlights of Our Public Health – Health Promotion Degree

  • Liberty’s public health programs are accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).
  • This program prepares you to take the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) certification exam.
  • There are opportunities available for health outreach in a global setting.
  • The program equips you to be career-ready upon graduation.
  • You’ll be prepared to apply to graduate school in one of the following areas: public health, health administration, nutrition, dietetics, physician assistant, physical therapy, occupational therapy, chiropractic, and medical school.
  • With this program, you’ll receive First Aid, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) certifications.
  • Get hands-on experience before you graduate with an internship opportunity.

Public Health – Health Promotion Bachelor’s Degree Information

Career Opportunities for Public Health – Health Promotion Graduates

  • Community Health Advocate/Worker
  • Community Health Assessment Coordinator
  • Environmental Health Inspector
  • Food Safety Inspector
  • Global Health Worker
  • Grant Writer
  • Hospital Administrator
  • Industrial Hygienist
  • Medical Supply/Pharmaceutical Sales Representative
  • Public Health Communication and Marketing Specialist
  • Substance Abuse Counselor
  • Wellness Programmer
  • Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) Case Manager

Admission Requirements for Undergraduate Degrees

Every application is reviewed by the admission committee on a case-by-case basis, meaning there are no set minimums for acceptance. However, all applicants must submit the following documents* for admission:

  • Admission application
  • Official high school transcripts
  • Official college transcripts (if applicable)
  • Results from the CLT, SAT, or ACT are not required for admission, but may be used in consideration for merit-based aid.
  • Admission essay

*Note that additional documentation may be requested by the admission committee after your application has been received.