Students completing the community health, health education, or school health
education program concentrations are eligible to sit for the national credential exam
-Certified Health Education Specialist (C.H.E.S.).
Health Care Administration
The field of Health Care Administrators will experience rapid employment growth.
Applicants with work experience in health care and strong business and
management skills will likely have the best opportunities. A master's degree is the
standard credential for most positions, although a bachelor's degree is adequate for
some entry-level positions in smaller facilities and in health information
management. Students completing the health care administration option with a
minor in management and completing an internship at a long-term care facility may
take the Tennessee State Licensing Exam for Nursing Home Administrator.
What do they do?
Most medical and health services managers work long hours. Facilities such as
nursing care facilities and hospitals operate around the clock, and administrators
and managers may be called at all hours to deal with problems. They also may travel
to attend meetings or inspect satellite facilities.
Admission to the B.S. in Public Health program of study is a competitive process and separate from the student's admission to ETSU. A limited number of students are admitted annually. Each applicant is evaluated on the basis of academic record and written personal statement.
Applicants must meet the following minimum requirements to be eligible for consideration for admission:
Admission to the Public Health program of study is a competitive process and based on the following criteria:
Composite scores for students on this 60 point scale will be the criteria for admission based on available space.
For additional information and/or an admissions packet please e-mail Mike Stoots, undergraduate coordinator, at BSPHCOORDINATOR@ETSU,EDU.
Public Health students will be allowed to progress in the Public Health major as long as all Public Health core and concentration courses are completed with a grade of C or better. Progression status will be evaluated at the close of each semester. Students receiving a grade below a C in any core or concentration course will be placed on probationary status in the College of Public Health. If those students wish to repeat the course and progress in the program, they must file an appeal with the Public Health Undergraduate Coordinator. A student with probationary status who receives a second grade below a C in any core or concentration course will not be permitted to progress in the Public Health major.For additional information, contact the program's undergraduate academic advisor.