The University of North Carolina Wilmington’s Public Health Studies Program is one of the first four CEPH accredited stand-alone undergraduate public health programs in the United States. The program is located in the School of Health and Applied Human Sciences within the College of Health and Human Services. Concentrations are available in Community Health Education (students are eligible for CHES certification), Global Health (students are eligible for CHES certification and the Peace Corps Prep certificate) and Pre-Clinical Health (students prepare to continue their study in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, etc).

A strength of the program is community engagement. Students take theory into practice collaborating with an array of community agencies to address real public health issues such as youth violence prevention, gang affiliation resistance, healthy families, and environmental health concerns. Further, students can choose to be involved in the Student Health Association or Eta Sigma Gamma where they can obtain additional leadership skills and experience in public health.

For more information see the UNCW Public Health Studies website: http://uncw.edu/oss/publichealthstudies.html

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