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Bachelor of Science: Public Health

Public health professionals work with communities and individuals to protect, maintain and enhance health and quality of life. All students complete the public health core courses, which provide a strong foundation in the U.S. Public Health System, factors impacting human health and disease, population-based and individual approaches to health enhancement, public health data sources, health policy, health law, health communication and much more. Students must then select one of three concentrations: 1) Community Health Education - prepares students to assess, plan, implement and evaluate programs that are designed to enhance individual and community health and well-being; 2) Pre-Clinical Health - prepares students with a strong science background for continuing study in medicine, dentistry, physical assistanting, nutrition, nursing, etc.; and 3) Global Health - prepares students for careers working in developing low and middle income countries to improve health and quality of life. Public Health Education Specialists work in a variety of settings, including hospitals, non-profit organizations, government agencies, doctors' offices, business & industry and colleges/universities. Upon graduation, Public Health Education Specialists are eligible to take a national exam to become Certified Health Education Specialists.

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