Professional preparation of health educators includes study in the behavioral and biological sciences, education and public health. NCCU's Public Health Education curriculum will provide students with social and intellectual experiences that will lead to self-directed health behavior and promotion of lifestyles conducive to health, basic preparation for entry-level positions in health education in a variety of work settings, sound preparation for graduate study in health education and related professions, approved coursework and experiences leading to eligibility to write certifying examinations, e.g., Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES).
The Public Health Education Curriculum will provide students with:
Additionally, students are provided with opportunities to gain knowledge and skills to:
The student majoring in health education can select one of two areas for concentration: community health education or school health education with licensure. A combination of these areas of study may be selected; however, the combination will require considerable additional time for completion.
The community health education concentration prepares the student for baccalaureate level work as a community health educator. Advisors in the department will counsel the student in selecting an area of concentration and in planning his/her program of study.
North Carolina Central University
Department of Public Health Education