The Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.Ed.), with specialization in Public Health is an interdisciplinary, community-focused program, which trains graduates to:
- Assess, design and implement evidence-based programs that assist individuals, families and the community.
- Evaluate programs and conduct health related research.
- Advocate for and implement changes in health policies, procedures, and services.
Students learn to assess, develop, implement and coordinate health-improvement campaigns and organize communities around health and disease issues. Curricula include a unique combination of instruction from the behavioral/social, epidemiological, environmental, and human services, as well as health administration and education.
Upon completion of the degree, students are prepared, qualified and highly encouraged to sit for the national CHES (Certified Health Education specialist) certification exam. The CHES designation signifies that an individual has met eligibility requirements for and has successfully passed a competency based examination demonstrating skill and knowledge of the Seven Areas of Responsibility of Health Education Specialists, upon which the credential is based. Visit the National Commission on Health Education Credentialing (http://www.nchec.org/) website to learn more.
Students are eligible for the program once they have completed KNH 2410 and have earned a 2.5 or better GPA at Wright State. The application form for the Public Health Education program can be found on the program’s web page at.
Wright State students who have been admitted to the College of Nursing and Health are eligible to be directly admitted into the Public Health Education program.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon graduation, entry-level public health education professionals will be able to:
- Assess and design public health programs
- Implement evidence-based public health programs that assist individuals, families and the community
- Evaluate public health programs
- Conduct health related research.
- Advocate for and implement changes in health policies, procedures, and services
These are aligned with Seven Responsibilities of health educators.
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