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School Health, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
, KY,
The mission of the Bachelor of Science Community Health at Eastern Kentucky University is to prepare individuals to serve the global community through successful careers in health care and health education.

About

Who Would be Interested in Public Health?
Students interested in:
  • Obtaining a rewarding job in which you gain satisfaction knowing that you are working to improve the lives of others in local, national, and international communities
  • Improving people's health and well-being by confronting complex health issues such as improving access to health care, controlling infectious diseases, violence, substance abuse, and injury. Focus is on education and the prevention side of health care
  • Working in a diverse and dynamic field that provides public health services to individuals from all age groups, in multiple settings, and affords the opportunity to work with professionals from myriad other disciplines such as sociology, psychology, anthropology, biology, chemistry, communication, mathematics, business, nursing, occupational science, social work, political science, and government
  • Planning and implementing programs and events that address current and future health issues
Why Public Health?
Degree Benefits
  • This long-standing program is the only CEPH accredited undergraduate program in the state of Kentucky.
  • Seniors complete an internship (HEA 463) where they apply the skills they have learned in the program to real life problems.
  • Students who graduate from this program are ready to sit for the CHES exam to become Certified Health Education Specialists.
  • The School Health option provides the opportunity to teach in K-12 institutions.
  • A degree in Public Health enables students to intervene in community and individual settings to help people stay healthier.
Learn from the Best
  • The Public Health program has shown the test of time with high-quality faculty who treat the students as "family."
  • The faculty is heavily involved in the field of public health with national and state presentations, publications, and leadership positions.
Rewarding Career Opportunities
  • Students in the Community Health option can work in:
  • Local, regional, and state public health agencies
  • School settings
  • Volunteer agencies
  • Worksite wellness programs
  • Hospitals
  • Substance Abuse Prevention/Intervention agencies
  • And more
Public Health graduates will find jobs in the public, non-profits, and private sectors.Public sectors jobs may be in local, state, or federal health departments in such positions as:
  • Health educator
  • Health communication specialist
  • Program manager
  • Policy analyst
  • Epidemiologist
Non-profit jobs include:
  • Health advocacy
  • Policy advocacy
  • Research on specific health issues
Where Are Recent Graduates Employed?
  • Bluegrass Regional Prevention Center
  • TriHealth Corporate Health
  • Madison County Health Department
  • Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates (KODA)

Accreditation

  • CEPH

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • Intro. to Epidemiology
  • Health Promotion Program Planning
  • Social Marketing & Advocacy
  • Interpretation of Health Data
  • Community Health Ed Process
  • Evaluation in Health Education
  • Internship

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    71

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    530

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Submit an online application for the term (Fall or Spring) of the term you would like to begin. Students must indicate the major they wish to pursue in order for an I-20 to be issued.
  • Pay the required $35.00 USD application processing fee. (This fee is waived for students applying for conditional admission through the ELS Intensive English Langauge program.)
  • Submit complete secondary school records reflecting a cumulative grade of 75% (2.5 GPA equivalent) or higher. Secondary school records are high school transcripts or mark sheets showing all classes and grades completed and date of graduation.
  • Submit an official copy of High School Diploma or Graduation Certificate

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17880 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8940 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    8568 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4284 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Richmond

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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