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Bachelor of Science
Public Health: Health Education and Promotion (B.S.)
Professionals working in the public health field focus on preventing, promoting, and protecting populations from poor health outcomes and emerging public health threats.
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What is Public Health?
Public health focuses on community health intervention and prevention. Just as a doctor treats a patient, public health professionals treat an entire population. Public health professionals learn about and prioritize significant health issues in a community and create interventions to improve health outcomes.

Professionals work in various settings such as governmental agencies, non-profit organizations, worksite wellness programs, schools, etc. The average salary for public health professionals in the U.S. is $72,000.


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"I do not intend to have a degree that sits nicely framed on my wall. I intend to have a degree that works hard and changes lives. We need these experiences and these people just as much as they need us. To anyone who wishes to do something like this in the future: Do it."
KIRSTEN M., BYU-I GRADUATE

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Highlighted Career Paths

Graduates with a degree in Public Health Education and Promotion have a wide array of rewarding careers before them. Check out some of the top careers students get with this degree or explore more career options in I-Plan.
Health Educator
Students who desire to pursue advanced studies and a research career apply for admission to graduate programs to earn a Master’s or Ph.D. degree. In chemistry, graduate students earHealth educators promote healthy lifestyles by creating wellness plans and strategies, helping people adopt those plans and help them improve their overall well-being a salary, and often receiving tuition and healthcare benefits.
Epidemiologist
Epidemiologists focus on the cause of diseases, how to control the spread of diseases, and help identify those at risk of diseases.
Contact Tracer
Contact tracers help locate people who have been infected with contagious diseases and help them isolate to prevent the further spread of the disease. They then work with those infected to determine who they were in contact with while infected in order to help control the spread of the disease.

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