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Bachelor of Science: Public Health Studies

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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