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Welcome

The mission of public health is to fulfill society's interest in assuring conditions in which people can be healthy. Public health carries out its mission through organized, interdisciplinary efforts that address the physical, mental, and environmental health concerns of communities and populations at risk for disease and injury. Its mission is achieved through the application of health promotion and disease prevention technologies and interventions designed to improve and enhance quality of life. The core areas of public health include health services administration, biostatistics, epidemiology, behavioral sciences/health education and environmental health sciences.

Students in the Public Health major will also become eligible to sit for the Certified Health Education Specialist exam offered by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing. NCHEC's voluntary professional certification program establishes a national standard for individual health education practitioners. Health educators are professionals who design, conduct and evaluate activities that help improve the health of all people.

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