Learning Outcomes: B.S. Public Health

Graduates of the Public Health Program will be able to:

  1. Discuss the history and philosophy of public health
  2. Discuss the core values, concepts, and functions of public health in the United States and globally
  3. Demonstrate the ability to use public health data
  4. Apply concepts of population health
  5. Explain human health and disease across the lifespan
  6. Discuss the determinants of health
  7. Explain the fundamental characteristics and functions of the United States healthcare system
  8. Discuss basic concepts of health policy, law, ethics, and economics
  9. Communicate in oral, written, and electronic forms and through a variety of media to diverse populations
  10. Locate, use, evaluate and synthesize public health information
  11. Advocate for protection and promotion of the public’s health at all levels of society

Those completing the Community Health Education Concentration will also be able to:

  1. Assess needs capacity for health education programs
  2. Plan health education programs
  3. Implement health education programs
  4. Conduct evaluation and research related to health education programs
  5. Advocate for and support initiatives that promote the health of priority populations
  6. Communicate to establish and maintain successful health education programs
  7. Lead and manage health education programs
  8. Demonstrate professional behavior and professionalism as a health education specialist

Objectives derived from:

National Commission for Health Education Credentialing. (2019). Areas of Responsibility, Competencies, and Subcompetencies for Health Education Specialist Practice Analysis 2020 (HESPA 2020). Retrieved June 7, 2020 from https://assets.speakcdn.com/assets/2251/hespa_competencies_and_sub-competencies_052020.pdf

Those completing the Global Health Concentration will also be able to:

  1. Exhibit interprofessional values and communication skills that demonstrate respect for, and awareness of unique cultures, values, and roles/responsibilities representative of global communities.
  2. Analyze the roles, relationships, and resources of the entities influencing global health.
  3. Demonstrate critical self-reflection, cultural competency, and ongoing learning in global health.

Those completing the Gerontology Concentration will also be able to:

  1. Conduct a life history with an older adult. 
  2. Identify fall risk hazards via a home safety evaluation.
  3. Plan an advocacy initiative specifically to enhance the health of older adults. 
  4. Develop a policy initiative related to older adults.

Those completing the Pre-Clinical Concentration will also be able to:

  1. Demonstrate understanding of medical terms through analyzing and evaluating clinical findings from a patient’s medical record.
  2. Create a complete medical record for a patient using appropriate and current medical terminology and documentation skills.
  3. Demonstrate culturally sensitive, patient-centered communication about medical, emotional, social and spiritual matters to patients, their families, and other caregivers.