Promote. Engage. Change.

Public Health Education students learning how to give vaccines.

What is Public Health education?

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.

learn about our programs

PHE grad student Xuem Siu and Dr. Morrison at a community vaccine clinic

Bachelor of Science in Public Health Education (B.S.)

Students in the bachelor’s program choose from 2 concentrations:

Dr. Jeff Milroy conducting focus group with young athletes

Master of Public Health in Community Health Education (M.P.H.)

Dr. Mike Perko -- UNCG public health education professor

Doctor of Philosophy in Community Health Education (Ph.D.)

UNCG Health and Wellness Coach

Post-baccalaureate Certificate (P.B.C.)

Two post-baccalaureate certificate programs are available:

Facts and Figures


 projected job growth rate for health educators and community health workers between 2021 and 2031.


Is the average salary for a U.S. worker with a bachelor’s degree in public health (PayScale).