Bachelor of Science in Public Health

Community Health

     Students completing the community health, health education, or school health 
     education program concentrations are eligible to sit for the national credential exam 
     -Certified Health Education Specialist (C.H.E.S.).

Health Care Administration

      The field of Health Care Administrators will experience rapid employment growth. 
      Applicants with work experience in health care and strong business and 
      management skills will likely have the best opportunities. A master's degree is the
      standard credential for most positions, although a bachelor's degree is adequate for
      some entry-level positions in smaller facilities and in health information  
      management. Students completing the health care administration option with a 
      minor in management and completing an internship at a long-term care facility may
      take the Tennessee State Licensing Exam for Nursing Home Administrator.

What do they do?

  • Plan, direct, coordinate, and supervise the delivery of health care.
  • Improve efficiency in health care facilities and the quality of the health care provided.
  • Establish and implement policies, objectives and procedures.
  • Evaluate personnel and work.
  • Develop reports and budgets.

Working Conditions
Most medical and health services managers work long hours. Facilities such as
     nursing care facilities and hospitals operate around the clock, and administrators
     and managers may be called at all hours to deal with problems. They also may travel 
     to attend meetings or inspect satellite facilities.