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Protecting and Promoting Health for All

Public Health Major

Get moving today and learn to foster a better quality of life for your community. The Bachelor of Science in public health at Salisbury University prepares students to become effective health educators who promote health and wellness for individuals, communities and populations. Health educators plan, implement and evaluate programs based on assessed needs of their target populations.

Why Choose Public Health at SU?

At SU, it’s a straight track to your career. Our program is aligned with the Areas of Responsibility of a Health Education Specialist, developed by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing. Upon completion of the program, you are eligible and prepared to become a certified health education specialist.

We also prioritize experiential learning, and opportunities for hands-on experience abound. Students in our program complete a semester-long internship where they apply course material to a practical experience in a variety of settings, including hospitals, nonprofit organizations, corporations and government departments.

Students also have the opportunity to become a part of Eta Sigma Gamma, the only national health education honorary. Its mission is to promote the highest possible standards in education, research and service within the discipline of health education through student-led chapters in colleges and universities across the United States.

Graduates of our public health program become employed in a variety of settings, including government agencies, nonprofit organizations and health care. Graduates are also prepared to continue their education as graduate students of diverse disciplines, including:

  • Public health
  • Health education
  • Business administration
  • Public relations
  • Occupational therapy
  • Curriculum and instruction
  • Psychology
  • Social work


Our public health program prepares students to work with individuals, groups and families in a variety of settings, including health behavior organizations and wellness centers. With our program as your core, you could become one of the following:

  • Drug Counselor
  • Health Communications Specialist
  • Nutritionist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Recreation Coach
  • Volunteer Services Coordinator
  • Youth Program Specialist
Meet Lauren - Public Health Major

Meet Lauren - Public Health Major

Hear how Lauren is excited about the wide range of applications for the public health major, from applications in education to policy.

Faculty with Real-World Experience

Our dedicated faculty offers students opportunities to make connections in their field of study.

I am so excited to use the unparalleled skills and knowledge I gained while a student at Salisbury and expand upon those during my graduate career at Columbia University.
Megan, Class of 2016 Public Health Graduate

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