The Public Health degree program provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the systems and institutions of the American public health care. It also helps students to understand the system that protect and improve the health of people and communities through education, injury and disease prevention, and promotion of healthy lifestyles. Agencies with responsibility for public health can only carry out their missions if they have properly educated professionals to fulfill the core functions of public health. Students will be provided with the knowledge and skills to collect and analyze data, identify community needs as well as plan, implement, monitor, and evaluate programs designed to encourage healthy lifestyles, policies, and environments.
Students are taught by public health professionals who have experience in areas such as women’s health, HIV/AIDS, chronic disease management, health education, program planning and evaluation, and other and other health-related areas. The public health professors use project-based learning in the classroom to allow the students to actively participate in the learning process and apply their critical thinking skills.
Public Health offers a wide range of career opportunities for our graduates. The following are potential careers in Public Health: Public Health Educator, Community Health Consultant, Health and Wellness Educators, Patient Advocates, Community Health Education Coordinator, Health Promotion Specialist and Chronic Disease Counselor.