The Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S. Ed.), with specialization in Public Health is an interdisciplinary, community-focused program, which trains graduates to:
- Design and implement evidence-based programs that assist individuals, families and the community.
- Advocate for and implement changes in health policies, procedures, and services.
Students learn to 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 to apply to the program once they have completed at least 30 semester credit hours 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. In addition to an application, the program requires an interview and two recommendation forms (also provided on the program's web site).
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.
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