Beginning in September, 2007, Monroe College will be offering a Bachelor of Science Degree in Public Health that will give students the opportunity to have significant impact on the health of their communities and at the same time launch successful careers.
“We’re really excited,” said Dr. Jerry Kostroff Dean of the School of Allied Health Professions. “Many students want to make a difference outside of the clinical and administrative realms. This new degree gives them a chance to do just that and at the same time get started on a rewarding career.”
Currently the School of Allied Health Professions offers degrees in Medical Administration, Medical Assisting, and a certificate program in Nursing. Students who earn their B.S. in Public Health from Monroe will serve as health and wellness counselors, patient advocates, and experts in health literacy, outreach, research, and education.
“In effect, this Public Health degree completes an educational circle,” noted Dean Kostroff. “It complements our offerings in clinical studies, nursing, and medical administration by giving students a broader look at health care that is fueled directly by the needs of the general public.”
Coursework in Public Health at Monroe will include gerontology, environmental health, family health issues, human services, group dynamics, HIV/AIDS counseling, as well as the complete spectrum of drug use and abuse.
“The trend in health care is to be proactive in disease prevention,” said Dr. Kostroff. “Monroe Public Health students will be right at the cutting edge, helping to solve serious health problems before they start.”
“This degree is for people who have a strong sense of responsibility for helping others and a desire to advance their own careers as well,” said Bachelor’s Program Dean Ted Goldstein. “As with all Monroe programs, the courses will be taught by professionals who work in the real world of Public Health.”
Enrollment for Monroe’s new Bachelor of Science in Public Health is going on now. For more information call 800-55-MONROE.