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BS in Public Health and Wellness

Bachelor of Science in Public Health and Wellness

The Bachelor of Science in Public Health and Wellness (formerly Community Health) prepares graduates for a wide range of careers in public health, community health, wellness and health promotion. The curriculum includes courses in the areas of health program planning, implementation and evaluation; wellness coaching, stress management and behavior change; and nutrition and exercise science. Relevant current issues related to social justice, global and environmental sustainability and addressing worldwide pandemic threats are also explored. Graduates are prepared to successfully become Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES). The program is in the process of becoming accredited through the Council on Education in Public Health (CEPH). Students have multiple opportunities to gain professional experience outside of the classroom, including a semester-long senior internship. Graduates are prepared for entry into professional positions and for graduate studies in the areas of public health, wellness and lifestyle management, wellness coaching, and social services.

As of Fall 2020, the B.S. in Community Health is now the B.S. in Public Health and Wellness. Students who began in Community Health may graduate with that degree or may switch to the B.S. in Public Health and Wellness. Please contact your advisor, Ms. Kelly Young,, to discuss the best option for you.

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