Health Education and Promotion B.S.P.H.

Degree Requirements: 126 Credit Hours

See Core Curriculum for required courses in Area A1 through Area E.

Credit Hours
Area A1 - Communication Skills
Select 6 credit hours from Area A1 of the Core Curriculum6
Area A2 - Quantitative Skills
Select 3 credit hours from the following:3
College Algebra
College Trigonometry
Area B - Global Engagement
Select 4 credit hours from Area B of the Core Curriculum4
Area C - Humanities, Fine Arts, and Ethics
Select 6 credit hours from Area C of the Core Curriculum6
*Area D - Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Technology
Select 11 credit hours from Area D of the Core Curriculum11
Area D3: STAT   2231
*Students must make a "C" or better in all area D classes
Area E - Social Sciences
Select 12 credit hours from Area E of the Core Curriculum12
Area F - Courses Appropriate to Major
BIOL   2240Microbiology4
KINS   2511Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory1
KINS   2512Human Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory1
KINS   2531Human Anatomy and Physiology I 3
KINS   2532Human Anatomy and Physiology II3
NTFS   2530Nutrition and Health3
Additional Science with Lab 13
The additional hour will be used in electives
Health and Physical Education Activities
HLTH   1520Healthful Living2
Physical Education Activities2
FYE   1220First-Year Seminar2
Major Requirements
PUBH   2131Intro to Comm and Public Hlth3
PUBH   3131Chronic Diseases: A Modern Epidemic3
PUBH   3132Health Care Systems and Advocacy3
PUBH   3136Principles of Environmental Health3
PUBH   3138Mult. and Social Determinants3
PUBH   3231Epidemiology and Biostatistics3
PUBH   3232Foundations of Health Education and Promotion Practice3
PUBH   3330Modifying Health Behaviors3
PUBH   4132Health Education and Promotion Program Planning I3
PUBH   4133Health Education and Promotion Program Planning II3
PUBH   4134Research Methods and Evaluation in Health Education and Promotion3
PUBH   4330Promotional Strategies for Health Programs3
PUBH   4798Internship in Health Education and Promotion 212
Select 9 credit hours from the following Directed Major Electives:9
Substance Use and Abuse
Stress Theory and Management in Health Promotion
Sexuality Education
Introduction to Global Health
Introduction to Global Health Policy
Consumer Health
Selected Topics in Health Science
Selected Topics in Health Science
International Studies Abroad in Health and Promotion
Global Maternal and Child Health
Health Aspects of Aging
Global Environmental Health
Topics in Global Epidemiology
International Development in Health (Poverty, Social Justice and Global Health)
Directed Individual Study
Select 3 credit hours of Electives3
Carryover from Area F
Total Credit Hours126

Must be Biology or Chemistry Laboratory Science, excluding Environmental Laboratory Science Courses. 


Students not meeting the prerequisite requirements for the internship must complete a minor.

Program Admission Criteria

  • Admission to Georgia Southern University
  • A total institution GPA of 2.0 or better on all course work attempted (transfer course work and work completed at Georgia Southern University are considered)
  • Completed a minimum of 60 credit hours
  • A minimum grade of “C” in all Area F course work attempted
  • Student must have completed or be registered in PUBH 2131

Program Progression Requirements

  • Students must also earn a minimum grade of “C” in a prerequisite course(s) prior to registering for an advanced course.
  • Students must earn a minimum grade of “C” in all major courses, Directed Major Electives, and Area F courses; and have a GPA of 2.5 AND above to enroll in PUBH 4798.


Undergraduate students are advised by the Undergraduate Advisor in the College of Public Health.  The advisor is located in Room 1016 in Hendricks Hall, (912) 478-2674. 

To make an advising appointment, send an email