Promote. Engage. Change.
Public health is the science of preventing disease, promoting health, and prolonging life within entire populations.
Public Health and Health Education Specialists develop and implement strategies to improve the health of individuals and communities, empower individuals to make healthy changes in their everyday lives, and advocate for social changes that improve health equity for our communities.
We approach public health using a strong social justice and health equity lens that informs our curriculum, guides our research, and influences our collaborative efforts.
Students in the bachelor’s program choose from 2 concentrations:
Two post-baccalaureate certificate programs are available:
in NC: U.S. News & World Report’s 2023 Best Graduate Schools rankings
projected job growth rate for health educators and community health workers between 2018 and 2028.
Jobs expected to be added EVERY YEAR in the HEALTH COACHING INDUSTRY, U.S. BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS (2023 REPORT)
Making a Difference in the Community
“Getting the opportunity to help someone other than yourself and developing this bond with other cultures and communities who are different from your own was really important to me.”