What is Public Health?

Public Health addresses health at a population level, as opposed to similar fields like counseling or nursing that work directly with individuals. Public Health specialists try to understand the causes behind illnesses or mental health issues that affect our society, and then focus on solving the root of the problem for the whole community.

What do Public Health Professionals Do?

Common career paths for public health graduates and our alumni include:

  • Community Outreach Coordinator
  • Diet Counselor
  • Epidemiology Assistant
  • Events Coordinator
  • Fitness Counselor
  • Health Advocate/Counselor
  • Public Health Inspector
  • Rehabilitation Counselor
  • Teen/Youth Outreach Coordinator
  • Women’s Health Director

100% Online Graduate Programs

Whether you are working full-time and can’t make it to campus consistently or you live in another state, we offer 100% online options for graduate programs. Our MSEd in Health Education prepares you to be a health educator in a school setting. Our Master of Public Health (MPH) prepares you to sit for the Education National Health Education Specialist exam and earn the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) or Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES) designation.

Accredited Programs

Our undergraduate program in Public Health Education and our Masters of Public Health program are both accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). That means our programs have been rigorously evaluated and determined to meet the highest standards for preparing public health practitioners. To request a copy of the final self-study document and/or the final accreditation report, please contact Dr. Jennifer Boyle at jboyle@brockport.edu