Promote Community Health

A healthy community means a brighter future. You can take part in this initiative by earning your bachelor's degree in public health at A&M-Commerce. Public health promotes and protects the health of people and the communities where they live, learn, work and play. Our award-winning faculty are passionate about equipping you with the tools needed for success. In this program, you will analyze disease trends, learn proper prevention methods and many more life-saving skills. Students will have the opportunity to graduate prepared for the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam.

See Yourself Succeed with a Degree In Public Health

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Our Facilities

Foster your education with a space designed for innovation and collaboration. Our new Nursing and Health Science Building features state-of-the-art equipment and facilities that provide you with an unmatched experience.

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Career Readiness

Participate in programs that empower you with the knowledge and skills needed to thrive in a variety of settings. The Department of Health and Human Performance is dedicated to providing you with the knowledge and resources to succeed.

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Accomplished Faculty

Enjoy learning from award-winning faculty. Our instructors have the knowledge and passion to help you succeed.

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Kinesiology students training.

Hands-on Research

Our faculty will help you tackle complex challenges and discover solutions with hands-on research in the classroom and through internships.

Focus Your Passion

Choose from two areas of concentration while earning your bachelor’s degree. Discover which option works best for your research interests and career goals.

Public Health Professional

If you are interested in improving the health and well-being of people and communities, the Public Health Professional track is a worthwhile option. This track will provide you with a comprehensive education in public health, covering topics such as how diseases spread, how to analyze health data, how to protect the environment and more. You will also have the opportunity to apply your learning as you tackle real-world projects that will challenge you and prepare you for your future career. The Public Health Professional track will help you develop the knowledge and skills you need to become a successful public health leader.

Health Sciences

If you are interested in pursuing a career in the health sector, the Health Sciences track is a great choice for you. This track gives you a solid foundation in health education while allowing you to choose electives that suit your specific goals. Whether you want to become a nurse, a doctor, or another health professional, this track will help you meet the requirements for various allied health programs.

What You Will Learn

A degree in public health will offer you the opportunity to:

  • Qualify for leadership roles in public and private organizations
  • Demonstrate analytical skills
  • Apply knowledge to research settings
  • Pursue a variety of careers within the health field
  • Graduate fully prepared for the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam
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Faculty Spotlight


Develop your skills by earning your bachelor's degree in public health. Our program opens many opportunities within the community.

Career Possibilities and Current Median Salaries

Community Health Educator
Medical and Health Services Manager

Data from the US DOL Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2022

Internship opportunities

Internship experience provides a solid foundation for career success. Public health students are required to complete an internship during their senior year. Internships give students practical work experience with health promotion companies or organizations.

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Course Delivery and Resources

Designed for full-time students and working professionals, our flexible program offers in-person courses on the main campus in Commerce or at the Dallas location.

Student Organizations

Phi Pi Delta, the organization for health and human performance majors, provides many advantages for its members.

Benefits of joining Phi Pi Delta:

  • Meet new people who share common interests
  • Network with key people in your field of study
  • Receive financial assistance for attending professional conventions
  • Enjoy social involvement with faculty and other students
    (ex. school activities, homecoming, Texas Rangers games and much more)
  • Gain valuable experience that will help your professional career
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Undergraduate Program Costs

Program Costs

Tuition and fees for undergraduate students taking 12 credit hours are $4,212 for Texas residents and $9,108 for non-residents.

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