Public Health Education
B.S. in Public Health Education
This degree will qualify and prepare you for positions in community health and public health as well as hospitals, insurance companies, primary care provider offices, private and commercial community health organizations, research organizations, health coaches in wellness centers, educators within biology and pharmaceutical industry and governmental public health organizations.
This is an interdisciplinary program crossing the departments of Natural Sciences, Nursing, Business, Psychology, and Sociology. Students will complete experiential field internships with clinical affiliates which currently include St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center, ADAPT of Essex County and TeleNurse Network, and RWJBarnabas Health
Community health education specialists are in demand in response to the nation’s need to address the staggering rise in healthcare costs related to preventable diseases. Community health educators are prepared to provide health promotion and disease prevention education. The national healthcare delivery system has taken initiatives to support efforts by insurance companies, employers, healthcare providers, and governments to educate health professionals to more effectively teach people how to live healthy lives and thereby avoid costly diseases that are preventable.
The Demand for Health Educators
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the demand for health educators and community health workers is projected to grow 21 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. Growth will be driven by efforts to improve health outcomes and to reduce healthcare costs by teaching people about healthy habits and behaviors and utilization of available health care services. Health educators teach people about behaviors that promote wellness. They develop and implement strategies to improve the health of individuals and communities.
For more information about health, educators visit http://www.bls.gov/ooh/community-and-social-service/health-educators.htm.
|Liberal Arts (CS 115 waived )||37 credits|
|Pre-Requisite Major Core||25 credits|
|Major Inter-disciplinary Coursework||41 credits|
|Open electives||18 credits|
The Bachelor of Science in Public Health Education is an inter-disciplinary program crossing the departments of Natural Sciences, Nursing, Business, Psychology, Political Science and Sociology. The program is based upon 37 credit hours of core liberal arts and enriched core; 25 credit hours major prerequisites; 41 hours of cross-disciplinary major coursework. The program also provides 18 hours of free electives, allowing students the opportunity to earn a minor degree. Students will complete experiential field internships with clinical affiliates.
A Catholic Liberal Arts Education
At the core of a Caldwell education is our liberal arts curriculum, designed to guide students to critical thinking skills, appreciate diverse cultures, and acquire a moral and civic awareness.
Students develop the whole self as they absorb learning through our liberal arts core: the humanities; the physical and biological sciences, and mathematics; and the social sciences.