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Careers & Professional Organizations

B.S. in Public Health Education


Health Education is one of the fastest growing areas of employment in the United States. Employment of health educators has grown by 26 percent in recent years, which is much faster than the average for all occupations. That growth is expected to continue and will result from the rising cost of health care and the increased recognition of the need for qualified health educators, as health care increasingly shifts toward a more prevention-oriented focus (Bureau of labor Statistics - http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos063.htm). Students graduating with a degree in Public Health Education will be ready to work in a number of fields, including but not limited to school health, community health, international/global health, worksite health, Federal/State government public health, and voluntary health agencies.

Professional Organizations

Professional organizations in Public Health Education are listed below.

  • National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC)
  • American Association for Health Education (AAHE)
  • Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE)
  • Wellness Council of America (WCA)
  • Public Health Online