Public Health Education Minor

Note: Students enrolled in the Health Promotion Minor prior to Fall 2016 are eligible to earn the Health Promotion Minor by completing all of the requirements to fulfill the Health Promotion Minor as indicated on the original Health Promotion Minor checksheet. Contact the Program Coordinator if you have any questions.

The Public Health Education minor (Fall 2016) is offered through the Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education and is based on the Seven Areas of Responsibility for an entry level health educator delineated by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing which represent a comprehensive set of competencies defining the knowledge and skills required of a health education specialist in a variety of job settings (NCHEC, 2006). It includes 18 credit hours of study, 12 credits in the Public Health Education Minor Core and 6 credits in Public Health Education Minor Electives. 

The Public Health Education Minor is designed to:

  • Prepare students with the knowledge and skills to assess community needs and design, implement, and evaluate public health education programs.
  • Focus on improving quality of life and overall well-being of individuals, worksites, and communities through behavioral, environmental, and policy-based initiatives.
  • Expand the credentials of students entering health related professions and/or advanced areas of related study.

Any questions regarding the Public Health Education Minor should be directed to:

Dr. Jane Petrillo
Program Coordinator