Public Health

This program prepares you to work with individuals, groups and communities to promote health and prevent disease and disability. You’ll develop professional skills that include coordinating health education services, sharing accurate health information and teaching classes on positive personal health. Picture someone aiding residents of underserved areas or assisting in third-world countries to help the population learn about healthy life skills.

credits required for the Public Health major

students enrolled in the Public Health program

students per class on average in the Community Health Education program

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of students are assigned multiple advisers devoted to guiding them through their four years at WOU

Sample four-year degree plan

Learning outcomes

  • Plan effective strategies, interventions and programs based on assessment of individual and community needs
  • Implement and evaluate programs
  • Coordinate, communicate and advocate for research-based practices

Career opportunities

  • Health program coordinator
  • Health education specialist
  • Prevention specialist
  • Health promotion programmer
  • Grant writer

Faculty

WILLIAM ARMSTRONG

Professor, Health & Exercise Science
503-838-8999 | armstroj@wou.edu | RWEC 229

DORIS CANCEL-TIRADO

Professor, Health & Exercise Science
503-838-8470 | canceltd@wou.edu | RWEC 241

MARITA CARDINAL

Professor, Health & Exercise Science
503-838-8023 | cardinm@wou.edu | RWEC 243

BRANDON CLAGGETT

NTT Instructor, Health & Exercise Science
503-838-9217 | claggettb@wou.edu | RWEC 247

LEANNE CUSACK

Assistant Professor, Health & Exercise Science
503-838-9041 | cusackl@wou.edu | RWEC 236

MADDIE DIRREN

Project Coordinator, Health & Exercise Science
dirrenm@wou.edu

DAN DOWHOWER

Assistant Professor, Health & Exercise Science
503-838-9042 | dowhowerd@wou.edu | RWEC 242

LAURA ELLINGSON-SAYEN

Assistant Professor, Health & Exercise Science
503-838-9428 | ellingsonsayenl@wou.edu | RWEC 244

AMY HAMMERMEISTER JORDAN

NTT Instructor, Health & Exercise Science
503-838-8509 | hammerma@wou.edu | RWEC 234

JENNY LEON-PEREZ

Project Coordinator, Health & Exercise Science
leonperezj@wou.edu

JENNA OTTO

Administrative Program Assistant, Health & Exercise Science
503-838-8908 | ottoj@wou.edu | RWEC 239

MEGAN PATTON-LOPEZ

Assistant Professor, Health & Exercise Science
503-838-9308 | pattonlm@wou.edu | RWEC 240

JANET ROBERTS

NTT Instructor, Health & Exercise Science
503-838-8446 | robertsjl@wou.edu | RWEC 231

KIMBERLY ROGERS

Visiting Assistant Professor, Health & Exercise Science
503-838-8262 | rogersk@wou.edu | RWEC 245

SHAWN SELLERS

NTT Instructor, Health & Exercise Science
503-838-8985 | sellerss@wou.edu | RWEC 249

JENNIFER TAYLOR-WINNEY

Associate Professor, Health & Exercise Science
503-838-8923 | taylorj@wou.edu | RWEC 233

GAY TIMKEN

Professor, Division Chair, Health & Exercise Science
503-838-8217 | timkeng@wou.edu | RWEC 238

EMILY VALA-HAYNES

Associate Professor, Health & Exercise Science
503-838-9256 | valahaynese@wou.edu | RWEC 235

LOREN WISNIEWSKI

NTT Instructor, Health & Exercise Science
503-838-9291 | wisniewl@wou.edu | RWEC 258

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Contact Us

Phone: 503-838-8908

Email: HEXS@wou.edu

Location: RWEC 239