Public Health Education and Promotion:
A Career of Service with Many Opportunities
Helping individuals and communities assess and improve health holistically has never been so important. Our population is aging, millions are being infected by the coronavirus, many more suffer from chronic stress and anxiety-related disorders, while individuals and communities struggle to respond.
Public Health Education graduates provide an extremely valuable service to their fellow human beings. Health educators focus on helping groups of people, from family units to large urban communities, to develop educational campaigns and programs promoting healthy habits and environments.
A Bachelor of Science in Public Health Education and Promotion is for those that are passionate and inspired to help individuals and populations prevent disease and achieve optimal physical, mental, and emotional health and wellness. Students graduate from the program with foundational knowledge in health promotion planning, implementation and evaluation.
Why Study Public Health Education at Pacific College
The Pacific College of Health and Science’s Bachelor of Science in Public Health Education and Promotion (PHEP) offers students a pathway for becoming a certified health education specialist through the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (https://www.nchec.org/).
Furthermore, Pacific College’s PHEP program brings a unique perspective of how to improve community and individual health through the lens of holistic healthcare and Chinese medicine. Students can also further differentiate their skills by completing certificates in Medical Cannabis and Health Coaching concurrently as electives within the bachelor’s degree.
As an added benefit, students start the program by studying the basics of contact tracing and case investigation. By placing these in demand skills up front, students can work on the front line of the pandemic while advancing their education.