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:

  • Have careers as healthcare administrators and health educators in hospitals, nursing homes, government agencies, non-profits, schools, universities, pharmaceutical companies, or
  • Are enrolled in master or doctoral degrees programs in public health, health education, health policy and/or health administration.

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.