2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog
East Stroudsburg Normal School opened it doors on September 4, 1893. Today, ESU is a comprehensive university in northeastern Pennsylvania offering 58 undergraduate and 22 graduate degrees and is one of the 14 institutions in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog > Academic Programs and Courses > Health Studies
College of Health Sciences
The Faculty of Health Professions
The DeNike Center for Human Services, Room 249
About the Program
Through teaching, research and service the Department of Health Studies is dedicated to preparing exemplary practitioners who will function as leaders in our global society affecting changes to eliminate health disparities and improve societal health.
The Department of Health Studies is an active partner in the economic and community development of Northeast Pennsylvania, and a recognized regional center of academic excellence in Public Health, Health Education and Health Teacher Preparation.
The Department of Health Studies at East Stroudsburg University provides diverse opportunities for students interested in careers in both the healthcare and education sector. The coursework, as well as the hands on experiences built into the curriculum provide a solid foundation for students wishing to either start a career after graduating or going on to complete a graduate degree.
Recent graduates of our program:
The department offers three baccalaureate degree programs, one minor and one teacher certification program. These include a Bachelor of Science in Public Health with a concentration in Community Health; a Bachelor of Science in Public Health with a concentration in Health Services Administration; and a Bachelor of Science in Health Education with a concentration in School Health. An 18-credit minor in Health Services Administration is offered as well as a 33 credit Health Education teacher certification program.
The undergraduate and graduate curriculum provides students with the opportunity to apply theory with practice and to work side-by-side with both their academic faculty and field-based professionals. The programs within the department are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Council for Education of Public Health (CEPH).
The course requirements and course descriptions for these programs are listed below, followed by a suggested plan for completing the three degree(s) in eight semesters.
Academic Programs and Courses
Health Education B.S. - Concentration: School Health (Teacher Certification)
Health and Physical Education Dual Certification and Major
Public Health B.S. - Concentration: Community Health
Public Health B.S. - Concentration: Health Services Administration
Public Health Minor
Health Services Administration Minor
Health Studies Faculty
HLTH - Health Courses
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