Department Chair: Joseph Telfair
The mission of the Doctor of Public Health (Dr.P.H.) degree – Community Health Behavior and Education program concentration is to prepare students to assume leadership positions within community health programs. Equipped with a sound grounding in social and behavioral sciences theory, the graduate will be well prepared to provide leadership in a variety of community/public health programs, conduct community‐based participatory programs, seek funding through grant writing and to develop and disseminate evidence based research.
The mission of the Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) degree – Community Health Education and Behavior program concentration is to prepare students in the development and application of community-based public health interventions that solve problems in the field of public health. Students completing an M.P.H. in Community Health Education and Behavior within the JPHCOPH at Georgia Southern University will be able to serve the community, region, state, nation, or world through governmental, private, and academic sectors by utilizing their community health skills gained in order to help solve public health problems including health disparities in rural and urban environments.
The mission of the Bachelor of Public Health (B.S.P.H.) degree is to prepare students to conduct programs with all populations in a variety of practice settings, on a spectrum of health related topics. Students completing an B.S.P.H. in Health Education and Promotion will possess professional expertise in the areas of program planning, implementation and evaluation of disease prevention and health promotion activities.