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The Department of Health Education and Health Promotion offers the following degree options:

✹ the only Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) accredited Bachelor of Science in Public Health and Community Health Education in the UW System;

✹ Bachelor of Science in School Health Education;

✹ an on-line collaborative degree completion program in Health and Wellness Management; and

✹ a CEPH accredited Master of Public Health in Community Health Education.


In addition, the department offers a 910 add-on license in school health education. Individuals completing their degree from the department can find employment in a variety of settings to include, government, not-for profit, for profit, voluntary organizations, business and industry, healthcare, schools and many other community-based agencies. Students graduating with one of our public health degrees have a strong foundation in public health and are skilled in the competencies identified by the Council on Education for Public Health at the Bachelor's or Master's level. We support and teach to national educational standards within health education, preparing our school health graduates to access student understandings and skill development.

Vision:  Healthier People participating, learning, and living in healthier communities.

Mission:  To prepare leaders in school and community health through the bridging of competency and standards-based education, scholarship, advocacy, and service-related endeavors, thereby contributing to healthier people and healthier communities.

To pursue this mission, we (department faculty, staff, students, and others) collaborate to:

✹ Advocate for the advancement of the profession.

Provide the highest quality of professional preparation.

✹ Prepare students, professionals, and academic programs for credentialing processes.

✹ Provide innovative professional development opportunities.

✹ Offer authentic life-enhancing service-learning opportunities.

✹ Strengthen health-related community capacity through collaboration and service within our world.

✹ Aim to cultivate motivated, self-directed, continuous life-long learners.

The Department of Health Education and Health Promotion offers five programs culminating in degrees in Health Education. Select from the links to the left to view information about each program. For additional information about this department or the programs it offers, please contact the Department Chair. 


Dr. R. Daniel Duquette, CHES, Chair
Department of Health Education
and Health Promotion
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
124 Mitchell Hall
1725 State Street
La Crosse, WI 54601
608.785.6792 (fax)