Goals

Program Goals


The Department of Nursing and Health Professions endorses the competencies outlined in the Accreditation criteria for Standalone Baccalaureate Programs (2018, p. 4) and NCHEC's areas of responsibility as delineated in Areas of Responsibilities, Competencies, and Sub-competencies for Health Education Specialists (2015, pgs. 1-12)

Accordingly, the baccalaureate program prepares graduates to:

  • Communicate public health information, in both oral and written forms and through a variety of media, to diverse audiences
  • Locate, use, evaluate, and synthesize public health information
  • Assess needs, resources and capacity for public health information
  • Plan and implement health education, promotion and public health programs
  • Develop evaluation and research related to health education, promotion and public health
  • Administer and manage health education, promotion and public health efforts
  • Serve as a health education, promotion and public health resource person
  • Communicate, promote and advocate for health, health education, promotion, public health and the profession.

USCB seeks to ensure that all students who complete the Bachelor of Science in Public Healthare able to…

  • state the history and philosophy of public health as well as its core values, concepts, and functions across the globe and in society
  • summarize the basic concepts, methods, and tools of public health data collection, use, and analysis and why evidence-based approaches are an essential part of public health practice
  • employ the concepts of population health, and the basic processes, approaches, and interventions that identify and address the major health-related needs and concerns of populations
  • discover the underlying science of human health and disease including opportunities for promoting and protecting health across the life course
  • relate the socioeconomic, behavioral, biological, environmental, and other factors that impact human health and contribute to health disparities
  • prepare the fundamental concepts and features of project implementation, including planning, assessment, and evaluation
  • interpret the fundamental characteristics and organizational structures of the US health system as well as the differences in systems in other countries
  • differentiate basic concepts of legal, ethical, economic, and regulatory dimensions of health care and public health policy and the roles, influences, and responsibilities of the different agencies and branches of government
  • produce basic concepts of public health-specific communication, including technical and professional writing and the use of mass media and electronic technology

The Department of Nursing and Health Professions endorses the following domains outlined in the Accreditation criteria for Standalone Baccalaureate Programs (2018, p. 3).