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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Public Health Education, B.S.

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Contact: Dr. Jane Petrillo, PHE Program Coordinator
Bachelor of Science Degree
WellStar College of Health and Human Services,
Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education
(470) 578-6216

The B.S. with a major in Public Health Education degree program allows students significant flexibility to select coursework from within the HPE Department, as well as related coursework across campus that relate to their personal interests in the public health education field. All students who complete the B.S. with a major in Public Health Education will be eligible for the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam.

Admission Requirements - Bachelor of Science in Public Health Education

Students should declare the Public Health Education (PHE) Major-Interest through Owl Express > Student Records > Declare or Change Major/Minor.

For more information, view the Office of the Registrar Registration Policies

As a gated program, formal admission into the Bachelor of Science in Public Health Education program is based on the following criteria:

  1. Completion of 60 hours of Public Health Education program requirements which include:
  • Public Health Education prerequisite courses (See #2 Below) and;
  • General Education requirements with an overall Adjusted Grade Point Average (AGPA) of 2.5 or higher
  1. Completion with a “C” or better: WELL 1000 , STAT 1107 , HPE 2250 ,PHE 2100 , and PHE 2400 .
  2. Formal application for program admission includes the submission of the following:
  • Two positive faculty recommendations;
  • Completion of the online Public Health Education application form and related components;
  • Completion of current Public Health Education course check sheet which must be signed by your advisor and includes planned courses of study;
  1. Appropriate academic and professional behavior exhibited in classes, academic and field-related experiences, and in interactions with peers, faculty, staff, and community members.
  2. Interest in the Public Health Education field demonstrated through participation in and contributions to professional organizations and related activities/events.

The required Bachelor of Science in Public Health Education program application materials should be completed in consultation with the student’s assigned academic advisor to review and verify academic records and to plan your courses of study.

DEADLINES: Fall Semester (October 15)-Spring Semester (March 1


General Education (42 Credit Hours)

See Listing of Requirements. 

General Education Requirements Specific to This Major:

Program Requirements (60 Credit Hours)

II. Public Health Education Capstone (12 Credit Hours)

* Other 3000-4000 Level Course(s) with Approval of PHE Program Coordinator and/or HPE Department Chair

Program Total: (120 Credit Hours)

University-Wide Degree Requirements

See listing of requirements.  

Graduation Credit Hour Total (123 Credit Hours)

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