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2019-2020 Catalog
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Department of Public Health 

Undergraduate Programs

The Department of Public Health offers an undergraduate program culminating in a Bachelor of Science in Health (B.S.H.) in Public Health degree. The purpose of the B.S.H. in Public Health program is to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed for entry-level public health positions, Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) certification, and graduate studies. Public health professionals educate individuals and communities about behaviors that promote healthy living and prevent disease and illness. Careers may involve planning, implementing, or evaluating health promotion and disease prevention programs, conducting public health related research, grant writing, and health communication campaigns. Graduates are typically employed in governmental and non-profit health agencies, health care facilities, work site wellness programs or school settings.

University Minors in Public Health and Global Health

A University-wide minor in Public Health is available for non-Health Science majors, and university-wide minor in Global Health is available to all students. Students interested in either minor should contact the Brooks College of Health Advising Office at (904) 620-620-2812. 

Graduate Programs

The Department of Public Health offers a Master of Public Health with either a concentration in Community Health - Epidemiology or Community Health - Health Promotion/Health Education, a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, a Certificate in Public Health, a Certificate in Global Health, and a Certificate in Animal Assisted Therapy.   Students applying to a graduate program must have an earned baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university recognized by the University of North Florida.  Click here to see admission and degree requirements

Department of Public Health Faculty

Michele J. Moore, Ph.D., Professor & Chair

Undergraduate Program Directors

Erin Largo-Wight, Ph.D., Professor & Director, Public Health Program

Undergraduate Faculty

Amber Barnes, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Elissa Barr, Ph.D., Professor
Kerry L. Clark, Ph.D., Professor
Erin Largo-Wight, Ph.D., Professor
Julie Merten, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Deborah M. Owen, MSH, Instructor
Sericea Stallings-Smith, DrPH, Assistant Professor

Graduate Program Directors

Elissa Barr, Ph.D., Professor & Director, Public Health Program
Richmond Wynn, Ph.D, Associate Professor & Director, Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program

Graduate Faculty

Amber Barnes, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Elissa Barr, Ph.D., Professor
Kerry L. Clark, Ph.D., Professor
Erin Largo-Wight, Ph.D., Professor
Julie Merten, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Michele J. Moore, Ph.D., Professor
Sericea Stallings-Smith, DrPH, Assistant Professor
Kassie Terrell, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Tes Tuason, Ph.D., Professor
Richmond Wynn, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Robert Zeglin, Ph.D., Assistant Professor