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Public Health: Social/Behavioral


The societal need for highly trained and educated public health professionals continues to grow rapidly.  According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), nearly one-third of the projected increase in US jobs is projected to come from the healthcare and social assistance sectors.

What You'll Do

  • Understand the concepts of population health, and the basic processes and interventions that identify and address major health related needs and issues for populations.
  • Be able to identify opportunities for promoting and protecting health across the human life span by acquiring an understanding of the science of human health and disease.
  • Develop an understanding of the socioeconomic, behavioral, biological, environmental and other factors that impact human health and health disparities. 
  • Be able to use and analyze public health data and evidenced based approaches in public health practice.
  • Be well prepared to directly enter career positions in the public health field or to successfully pursue post-baccalaureate education programs

What You'll Study

  • PY555 Health Psychology 
  • HL120 Health Perspectives 
  • HA300 Introduction to Healthcare Management 
  • PY325 Psychological Development of the Family

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Internships & Career Opportunities

  • Health Officer
  • Project Manager
  • Health Research Analyst
  • Rural Health Analyst
  • Disaster Specialist
  • Health Services Consultant
  • Humanitarian Organizations
  • Program Administrators


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