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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Public Health Major, B.S. (Health Administration Concentration)

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Department Information

Department of Health Services Management and Policy

P.O. Box 70264
Phone: (423) 439-4346
Fax: (423) 439-6710
Website: www.etsu.edu/cph/hsmp/default.php

The Department of Health Services Management and Policy offers the bachelor of science degree (B.S.) in public health with a concentration in health administration. Students gain the knowledge and skills necessary to become effective health care administrators capable of managing and delivering health services in a variety of settings.

Students completing the health administration concentration 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.


Taylor Dula
(423) 439-4826
Email: mckeehan@etsu.edu
Website: https://www.etsu.edu/cph/academics/undergraduate.php

Public Health Admission Policy

Eligibility for Admission Consideration:

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.

Candidate Admission Eligibility:

Applicants must meet the following minimum requirements to be eligible for consideration for admission:

  1. Submission of application by admission. Application form can be found at: https://www.etsu.edu/cph/academics/undergraduate.php
  2. Minimum overall GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale or minimum 3.00 GPA on a 4.0 scale in the applicant’s last 30 credits of college-level coursework.
  3. Be within 8 credits of completion of general education core curriculum.

Admission to the Public Health Program of Study:

Admission to the Public Health program of study is a competitive process and based on the following criteria:

  1. 40 points: The higher of the applicant’s overall GPA or GPA in the last 30 credits of completed college-level coursework, calculated at the end of the fall semester in which the applicant has applied to the program. Example of grade point average conversion: 3.2 grade point average = 32 points.
  2. 20 points: Application as evaluated by admissions committee.

Composite scores for students on this 60 point scale will be the criteria for admission based on available space.

For additional information please email Taylor Dula, Public Health Advisor at mckeehan@etsu.edu.

Retention/Progression Policy:

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.

Degree Requirements: 120 credits

General Education 41-42 credits
Major Total Requirements 61 credits
     Major Core    (46 credits)
     Concentration    (15 credits)
Minor 18-24 credits
TOTAL 120 credits

Suggested Four-Year Program of Study: PHEA-BS (ADMH)  

General Education Requirements 

These requirements include earning 41-42 credits in Communication, Humanities and Fine Arts, Social and Behavior Sciences, History, Natural Sciences and Mathematics categories.

Major Specific courses listed in General Education Requirements:

Total Requirements for Public Health Major: 61 credits

Minor: 18-24 credits

Additional Information

Click here to view Degree and Graduation Requirements  for all ETSU students.

CSCI 1100  or Proficiency exam: Must be completed to meet Bachelor’s Degree Requirements. 

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