The public health profession focuses on helping individuals and communities improve and maintain their overall health and wellness using a holistic approach. In contrast to the “clinical” approach doctors and other healthcare professionals take to cure disease, public health educators focus on preventive measures designed to minimize illness and promote long-term wellbeing.

This field offers unique opportunities for Christians to demonstrate God’s love by addressing both the physical and spiritual needs of a community. It equips them to influence and empower others by providing the education, skills, and resources needed to make healthy lifestyle decisions.

Dr. Cyndi Norton
Program Director

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This degree does not include any concentrations.


Courses may include:

  • Introduction to the Study of Disease
  • Nutrition
  • Global and Environmental Health Perspectives
  • Drugs and Society

For more details on this program, check out our academic catalog.


Students who successfully complete the program may pursue graduate studies in the field or choose from a variety of career paths, including employment as community health educators, public health environmentalists, worksite health promotion directors, pharmaceutical representatives, health and wellness instructors, and nursing home activities directors. The program also prepares graduates to seek designation as a Certified Health Education Specialist by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing.