B.S. in Public Health

Promote Wellness Within Your Community


Improve the Health of Individuals and Communities with a Bachelor in Science in Public Health


Do you have a passion for promoting wellness? Earn your B.S. in Public Health from East Tennessee State University.

Through this program, you will prepare to become an effective health educator and specialist in your community. You’ll develop and implement health programs, collect data, and teach behaviors that promote wellness.

You will learn theories and concepts in the classroom and get the chance to apply your knowledge through hands-on learning opportunities. Combining classroom learning and practical skills will prepare you to enter the workforce.

Students completing the community health concentration are eligible to sit for the national Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) credentialing exam.


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ETSU: A National Leader in Public Health

The Public Health degree at ETSU is one of the most established degree programs in the nation, serving as a model for undergraduate training in public health.  


97% of graduates would recommend the program

What Can You Do with a Career in Public Health?

The U.S. health system is one of the largest industries in the nation, and the field of public health is experiencing rapid employment growth. 

Many students pursue their Master of Public Health and Doctor of Public Health after earning their undergraduate degree.  

With your bachelor’s in Public Health, you can pursue a career as a health educator, home health aide, dietitian, nutritionist, mental health counselor, health care social worker, and more.   

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CEPH accreditation

The B.S. in Public Health at ETSU is accredited through the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).

Accelerated BSPH to MPH

Save Time & Money. Earn Two Degrees at an Accelerated Pace.

Want to accelerate your career goals? Consider the accelerated bachelor's to master's degree program at ETSU. This program gives you the opportunity to earn your Bachelor of Science in Public Health and your Master of Public Health at a faster pace. You'll be able to earn both degrees while saving time and money.

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Take Your Next Step

If you have any questions about this program, we’re here to help! Please reach out to our Program Coordinator at publichealth@etsu.edu.

Veronica Roberson
Veronica Roberson
Academic Advisor for Public Health, Health Administration, and Environmental Health

College of Public Health
Lamb Hall 256