Public Health Education
The Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education (HPE) in the WellStar College of Health and Human Services at Kennesaw State University (KSU) has begun full implementation of a Bachelor of Science in Public Health Education (BSPHE), Academic Year 2016-17.
The B.S. in Public Health Education program of study includes 30 hours of public health education core courses, along with 18 credit hours of approved electives and a 12 credit hour seminar and internship experience. Public Health Education majors will have the option of completing one of three possible content focus areas in Community Health, Worksite Health Promotion, or Patient Education and Health Coaching.
The Public Health Education program is designed to
- Focus on improving quality of life and overall well-being of individuals, worksites, and communities through behavioral, environmental, and policy-based initiatives.
- Prepare students with the knowledge and skills to assess community needs and design, implement, and evaluate health promotion programs.
- Prepare students for entry to mid-level positions in public health departments, community-based health organizations, outreach education programs, health care settings, private health organizations, and corporate wellness settings as well as advanced studies in Public Health.
- Prepare students to work collaboratively in interdisciplinary teams, patient care coordination, quality improvement for strategic planning and systems redesign, community engagement, community needs assessment, and health coaching.
Upon declaration of the PHE Major Interest on Owl Express, please schedule a formal advising appointment with the WellStar College Central Advising Center.
Any questions regarding the Public Health Education major should be directed to
Dr. Jane Petrillo
Convocation Center 3020