The undergraduate program in Public Health provides students with an array of health content courses and skills-based methods courses that prepare candidates to work in a variety of settings, including county and state health departments, disease-specific organizations, worksite wellness programs, non-governmental health agencies, and college health promotion programs.
The capstone experience, a 12-credit internship, provides candidates an opportunity to utilize knowledge and skills developed in courses within an established public health organization. Program faculty provides support to candidates in locating internship opportunities that complement career goals and interests.
The Public Health program prepares candidates to sit for the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) Exam.
What You’ll Learn
You’ll learn the art and science of protecting and improving the health of families and communities through promotion of healthy lifestyles, research, and the detection and control of infectious disease.You will graduate with the skills and knowledge necessary to work in a variety of public health settings including government, workplace wellness, hospitals, schools, non-profits and more. Upon completion of the program, you will be prepared for the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam.
You will get to learn the skills essential to a public health career through interaction with engaging professors and hands-on coursework. Your capstone experience, a 12-credit internship, will provide you an unmatched opportunity to apply what you have learned in your courses to a real-life setting within an established public health organization.
CurriculumDevelop the knowledge and skills required of a public health professional with exciting courses in programming planning and evaluation, health communication, leadership, and a full-semester professional internship.
We recommend submitting first-year applications in October or early November. We decide your admission once you complete your application.
Next Deadline for Transfer Students
Fall Semester: August 1
Liberal Arts Concentration
Our Liberal Arts Concentration offers an option to students pursuing certification in childhood inclusive education. It also may complement a second-related major, such as psychology, women and gender studies or recreation and leisure.
Our graduates work in diverse settings from hospitals and healthcare systems, to school and workplace health programs, to the community and social service organizations. As communities focus more on the health of their citizens, the demand for public health workers and educators continues to grow.
About the School
Brockport is a selective, nationally recognized and accredited public institution. We are the engaged SUNY campus and one of the most engaged college campuses in the country.