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Learning Outcomes: B.S. Public Health Studies

Graduates of the Public Health Studies Program will be able to:

  1. Discuss the history and philosophy of public health
  2. Discuss the core values, concepts, and functions of public health in the United States and globally
  3. Demonstrate the ability to use public health data
  4. Apply concepts of population health
  5. Explain human health and disease across the lifespan
  6. Discuss the determinants of health
  7. Explain the fundamental characteristics and functions of the United States healthcare system
  8. Discuss basic concepts of health policy, law, ethics, and economics
  9. Communicate in oral, written, and electronic forms and through a variety of media to diverse populations
  10. Locate, use, evaluate and synthesize public health information
  11. Advocate for protection and promotion of the public’s health at all levels of society

Those completing the Community Health Education Concentration will also be able to:

  1. Assess needs, assets, and capacity for health education programs
  2. Plan health education programs
  3. Implement health education programs
  4. Conduct evaluation and research related to health education programs
  5. Administer and manage health education programs
  6. Serve as a health education resource person
  7. Communicate and advocate for health and health education

Objectives derived from:

National Commission for Health Education Credentialing. (2013). Responsibilities and Competencies for Health Education Specialists. Retrieved August 20, 2013 at

Association of Schools of Public Health. (2013). Framing the Future: The Second 100 Years of Education for Public Health. Retrieved August 20, 2013 at