East Tennessee State University
The College of Public Health at ETSU offers a wide variety of educational opportunities at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral level. Starting with an undergraduate major in Health Education in 1933, and hosting the nation’s oldest EHAC-accredited Environmental Health program, the College has a long history of addressing the health challenges of people living in rural areas, especially those in central Appalachia. We are strongly committed to the role of the community in our educational programs and to experiential learning on the part of our students. The size of our program facilitates a high level of student-faculty interaction and enhances hands-on involvement with community service and research projects. Located in the beautiful lake and mountain region of northeast Tennessee, the ETSU community offers great hiking, camping and other outdoor sports, as well as a remarkably active and diverse arts and music community, proving that excellent academics can go hand-in-hand with an outstanding quality of life.
Undergraduate student Bethesda O’Connell works with children in Rwanda during her field practicum, as a Frist Global Health Leader Scholarship recipient.