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What You Learn

You gain the knowledge and skills needed to help people and communities maximize and maintain healthy lifestyles.

  • Plan, manage and evaluate health education and health-promoting programs and training
  • Implement tools for data collection and needs assessment
  • Conduct research and examine the social determinants of health inequities and disparities
  • Develop strategies and policies to improve health outcomes and reduce health care costs
  • Create and distribute health education materials, reports and other media to address public health concerns

Kean’s Public Health program qualifies you to sit for the Community Health Education Specialist (CHES) examination. You can also pursue your degree at Kean Ocean in Toms River or completely online.


Consuelo Bonillas, Ph.D., Professor

Norma Bowe, Ph.D., RN, Assistant Professor

Kathleen Curran, Lecturer II

B.S. in Public Health

Learn the theory and practice of this public health concentration and prepare to sit for the Certified Health Education Specialist exam.

Curriculum Sheets and 4-Year Plans

Health Minor

Learn and address the health-related physical, social, psychological, cultural and clinical needs of diverse populations from an interdisciplinary perspective.

Health Minor Form

For More Information Contact:
Michael Graziano
Office Location: D'Angola 207
Phone: 908-737-0668

Also available

Cougars Climb Higher

At Kean, we believe learning extends far beyond the walls of our classrooms and labs. That's why we encourage you to live on campus, study abroad and pursue internships that will advance your career. Find out more

EMS Education Training Center

Become certified in CPR, basic life support or first aid in as little as one day at Kean’s accredited Emergency Medical Services Training Center.

EMS Training Center - Basic Life Support 1
EMS Education Training Center


Partner with faculty or conduct your own original research. You can publish and present your findings at Kean Research Days or national conferences.

Kean University Academics

Internships and Jobs

At Kean, we believe in helping all of our students find internships and jobs that support their career goals. Career services staff provide professional services and offer job fairs and networking events year-round.

Kean students gain real-world experience through internships. (Medical Technology)
Internships and Jobs


Health educators and community health workers are employed in a variety of settings, including hospitals, nonprofit organizations, government, doctors’ offices, private businesses and colleges in many rewarding careers, including:

  • Community and Mental Health Educator
  • Director of Health Programs
  • Health Promotion Specialist
  • Community and Patient Health Advocate
  • Health Coach
  • Patient Coordinator
  • Health Educator | Human Sexuality
  • Health Educator | Disease Management
  • Emergency Medical Services Educator

It is estimated that half of all health educators work in health care and social services.

Increase in public health-related professions

Health educators represent a sizable workforce

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