BS in Public Health and Wellness

BS in Public Health and Wellness

Bachelor of Science in Public Health and Wellness

The Bachelor of Science in Public Health and Wellness (formerly Community Health) prepares graduates for a wide range of careers in public health, community health, wellness and health promotion.  The curriculum includes courses in the areas of health program planning, implementation and evaluation;  wellness coaching, stress management  and behavior change; and nutrition and exercise science.  Relevant current issues related to social justice, global and environmental sustainability and addressing worldwide pandemic threats are also explored.  Graduates are prepared to successfully become Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES).  The program is in the process of becoming accredited through the Council on Education in Public Health (CEPH).  Students have multiple opportunities to gain professional experience outside of the classroom, including a semester-long senior internship.  Graduates are prepared for entry into professional positions and for graduate studies in the areas of public health, wellness and lifestyle management, wellness coaching, and social services.

As of Fall 2020, the B.S. in Community Health is now the B.S. in Public Health and Wellness. Students who began in Community Health may graduate with that degree or may switch to the B.S. in Public Health and Wellness. Please contact your advisor, Ms. Kelly Young ( to discuss the best option for you.

Program Guides: 

Leslie Spencer

Leslie Spencer, Ph.D.

Program Coordinator 

(856)-256-4500, ext. 53761

James Hall 1046

Rowan University

Shari Willis, Ph.D. 

Program Coordinator

(856)-256-4500 ext. 53702 

James Hall 1040

Robert Weaver

Robert Weaver, Ph.D. 

Internship Coordinator 


James Hall 1048 

Kelly Young

Kelly Young 

Academic Advisor 

(856)-256-4500 ext. 65835


Inclusive Community Gardens is funded by the Division of Disability Services, New Jersey Department of Human Service. A Rowan team, under the guidance of Dr. Spencer, has partnered with seven area community gardens, reviewing each and making changes such as reducing sensory stimuli, adding Braille and images to signage and designing paths and beds that are more accessible.


Meet our Public Health and Wellness faculty!


Learn about faculty research projects tht you can get involved in!

Student Clubs and Organizations

Learn more about student clubs and organizations

Certified Health Education Specialist Exam

Learn about the Certified Health Education Specialist Exam


What can I do with a degree in Public Health and Wellness?

PHW Graduates at Work

Learn what our graduates are doing in the field!