Public health is the science of protecting and improving the health of families and communities through promotion of healthy lifestyles, research for disease and injury prevention and detection and control of infectious diseases.
Courses within the Public Health Concentration allow students to explore the concepts of population health, and the basic processes, approaches and interventions that identify and address the major health-related needs and concerns of populations. Students will learn the basic concepts, methods, and tools of public health data collection, use and analysis necessary for problem-solving and critical thinking as it relates to identifying and prescribing evidence-based approaches in public health.
This concentration is ideal for students with career interests in public health, disease prevention and health promotion, clinical health care delivery and health care administration.
Public health educators work in a variety of settings (government agencies, community clinics, hospitals, nonprofit organizations, corporations) and focus on a variety of age groups, populations, and problems.