College Of Public Health Timeline
1933 - State Teachers College, Johnson City,
offers a concentration in Health within the Bachelor of Science
(BS) in Physical Education and Health degree program.
Community Hygiene course is first offered, introducing
students to the "work done by public health organizations,
volunteer, school, municipal, state, and federal bureaus".
1943 - Name of college changed to East Tennessee
Health Service course added, addressing "prompt
detection and isolation of communicable dieases; rough screening
for defects of a remedial nature, such as teeth, eyes, ears, nose
and thoat, underweight and overweight; all possible information
on detection of heart and lung defects..."
1950 - Minor in Health is first offered.
1955 - School of Health is created; Health
Education separates from Physical Education, forming
1955 - Bachelor of Science(BS) degree in Health
Education is first offered.
1961 - Basic Public Health Sanitation
Certificate is first offered.
1963 - East Tennessee State College becomes East
Tennessee State University (ETSU).
1965 - College of Health adds Departments of
Environmental Health and Health Sciences, offering a Bachelor of
Science in Envronmental Health (BSEH); Bachelor of Science (BS)
in Health Sciences degree is first offered.
1969 - Environmental Health becomes the first
undergraduate program in the U.S. accreditd by the National
Accreditation Council for Undergraduate Curricula in
1971 - Master of Science in Environmental Health
(MSEH) degree is first offered.
1973 - Health Administration concentration is
first offered within the Department of Health Education.
1978 - School of Public and Allied Health
established, housing departments and degree programs of the
former College of Health and added allied health programs. New
concentration in Microbiology is added to the Department of
1985 - Environmental health department's
baccalaureate and graduate programs are reaccredited and declared
"best in U.S." by the National Environmental Health Association.
1986 - Master of Public Health (MPH) degree is
first offered, including concentrations in Environmental Health
Administration, Industrial Health Education, Patient education,
and Public Health Education.
1991 - Master of Public Health (MPH)
concentration in Public Health Administration is first offered.
1993 - The School of Public and Allied Health
becomes the College of Public and Allied Health, expanding and
reorganizing several programs.
2000 - Master of Public Health program is
accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).
2006 - Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) degree is
2007 - PhD in Environmental Health Sciences is
2007 - The College divides into the College of
Public Health and College of Clinical and Rehabilitative Health
2009 - The College of Public Health becomes the
first CEPH-accredited school of public health in Tennessee and
the first in central Appalachia.