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Health Promotion & Disease Prevention Concentration



The mission of the Public Health – Health Promotion and Disease Prevention program is to train well-rounded, culturally competent change agents for health equity and population health. This major is ideal for students who want to impact the health of communities in roles such as a Health Educator, Behavioral Health Scientist, Epidemiologist, and Health Policy Analyst.


Guided by the standards of the Council on Education for Public Health, the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC), and the Association of Schools & Programs of Public Health (ASPPH), the program prepares students in skills and knowledge in five key domains:


1. Population Health Challenges

2. Project Implementation and Evaluation

3. Main, Social, and Political Determinants of Health

4. Ethics and Professionalism

5. Leadership and Management


Leaders in Community Health Education work with communities to improve health and decease health disparities. These individuals can work in clinical settings, in community organizations, or in the federal government. This rapidly growing field of study examines a range of concepts from social determinants of health to human behavior to culture to health disparities and equity. The judicious use of electives enables students to customize their academic experience to match their interests and gain other valuable skills for the field such project management.


Student Learning Outcomes


Describe the fundamental values and philosophy of public health


Communicate public health information, in both oral and written forms and through a variety of media, to diverse audiences.


Locate, use, evaluate, and synthesize public health information


Collaborate with multidisciplinary teams to address population health


Integrate health behavior theory into organizational and public health initiatives


Evaluate individual and community health needs and develop culturally competent solutions


Adapt health promotion strategies for use across the life span


Assess the impact of the social determinants of health on population and individual health outcomes and health disparities


Degree Partnerships


B.S./M.P.H. Program (3/2) with LSUHSC School of Public Health

Boston University School of Public Health (Early/Preferred Admission)



Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Public Health – Health Promotion and Disease Prevention


Complete a total of 122 credit hours of coursework for graduation.

General Education Core - 35 credit hours

Major Requirements - 59 credit hours

Additional Coursework - 28 credit hours


Students must complete all major requirements and additional coursework with a “C” or better.


Courses and Recommended Sequences




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