Prepare for a professional career in planning, implementing and evaluating health promotion and education programs in a variety of practice settings like health departments, communities or schools.
Become an effective advocate for positive change, finding ways to improve public health that are cost-effective and embedded in community structures and culture for lasting impact. An online program is available for those with two years of post-baccalaureate professional experience. A dual degree with social work is offered as well. Complete the program in person or 100% online at any time.
Learn in a program redesigned in 2019 to meet the new accreditation criteria of the Council on Education for Public Health.
Learn by Doing
Apply your classroom learning in real scenarios under the supervision of a faculty advisor and site preceptor.
Enjoy smaller class sizes and one-on-one interactions with faculty members who are leaders in their respective fields.
Study vulnerable populations, including adolescents, women, veterans, ethnic groups and the LGBTQIA+ community.
What You’ll Study
Apply the social and behavioral sciences to improve public health. Use quantitative and qualitative research methods to understand attitudes and behaviors. Plan, implement and evaluate programs that promote informed decision-making and health behavior change in individuals and communities.
Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.
Examining their impact and effectiveness in achieving specific goals or objectives
Learning about and respecting diverse cultures and beliefs
Developing the skills to communicate effectively and work collaboratively across cultures
Exchanging information and ideas through speaking, writing or other means of expression
Gathering and analyzing information for decision-making or problem-solving purposes
Working with professionals from different disciplines to provide coordinated care or services
Using your degree
Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.
Learn how alumni use degrees with outcome data from Gamecock GradStats, a service of the University of South Carolina Career Center.
- Health Educator
- Wellness Specialist
- Health Programs Manager
- Health Consultant
- Evaluation Coordinator
Job Titles of Alumni
- Registered Nurse
- Health Educator
- Program Manager
Average Alumni Salary
Five to 10 years after graduation without additional education $87,551
- Health-Related Nonprofit Organizations
- Consulting Firms
- Local and State Health Departments
- Worksite Wellness
Employers of Alumni
- S.C. Department of Health & Environmental Control
- Medical University of South Carolina
- University of South Carolina
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina