Western Connecticut State University

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Western Connecticut State University (WCSU) offers a B.S. in Public Health with four major options – allied health, community health, fitness and wellness, and holistic and integrative health. While each of the options has distinct elective courses, the degree’s core classes are shared by all Public Health majors. Using a cohort model, students move through the core courses working on a multi-semester, experiential learning project. This approach allows students to work together to develop, implement, and evaluate an original health promotion program. The degree’s capstone experience is a semester long 450-hour internship which enhances their experiential learning by providing selective placement in local, state, national, or international organizations. The required internship is an opportunity for students to practice their newly acquired skills in a real-world setting and independently create innovative programming. For more information, please visit the website – http://www.wcsu.edu/HPX/