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Public Health Education


Professional preparation of health educators includes study in the areas of behavioral and biological sciences, education and public health. NCCU's Public Health Education curriculum provides students with academic, social, and real-world, community-based experiences that will prepare them for:

  • Entry-level community health educator positions in a variety of work settings.
  • Graduate study in health education and related professions.
  • Eligibility to take certifying examinations, such as the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam.

Additionally, students are provided with opportunities to gain knowledge and skills to:

  • Promote self-directed behaviors and lifestyles conducive to health.
  • Assist communities in identifying and defining health issues, designing and implementing effective strategies to address those issues, and securing resources to successfully implement those strategies.
  • Advocate for policies supportive of health and a more equitable distribution of the resources necessary for health.

Contact Information:

North Carolina Central University
Department of Public Health Education
Miller-Morgan Building
919-530-6422 (office)
919-530-7985 (fax)

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