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Online BS in Public Health Courses

Curriculum Details

120 Total Credits Required

The online BS in Public Health curriculum* prepares students with a strong foundation in the history, philosophy, and core values of public health. This program consists of 45 total credit hours in the major, including 12 elective credits you can use to create your area of emphasis. You’ll have the opportunity to choose electives from courses in health science, kinesiology, healthcare, business, and more, allowing you to personalize your studies to fit your interests and goals.

Learning online in courses taught by industry experts, you’ll build foundational knowledge in health equity, global public health, assessment and planning, and more. Graduate in just two and a half years with the relevant, up-to-date knowledge you need to make a positive change in public health.

*Curriculum and credit hours are subject to change

Core Courses

Examine the history, philosophy, and core values of public health and its interdisciplinary approach to population-based health. Explore various aspects of public health, including social determinants of health, health disparities, and the use of data for evidence-based practice. Focus on the exploration of career opportunities within public health.

Analyze the impact of chronic and infectious diseases on population health. Learn the underlying science of human health and disease by exploring the biological processes associated with disease development. Apply this foundational science knowledge to disease management, health promotion, and disease prevention.

Explore the critical areas of environmental health and emergency preparedness and their role in public health. Delve into the impact of environmental factors on public health and learn effective strategies for emergency planning, response, and community resilience. Develop a holistic understanding of the environment’s role in health promotion and disease prevention as well as the preparation for, mitigation of, and response to public health emergencies.

Explore the foundations of epidemiology as the study of the distribution and determinants of population-based health outcomes, diseases, and events. Learn about morbidity and mortality measures as well as study design and analysis of observational and experimental studies. Develop skills related to community health assessment and the application of epidemiologic concepts to real-world public health challenges.

Explore the structure, organization, and management of health care systems. Analyze various models of health care delivery, including public, private, and mixed systems, and assess factors influencing access, quality, cost, and outcomes. Develop an understanding of complexities and challenges with health care delivery, and explore potential solutions for improving health care delivery and health equity through case studies.

Explore the conceptual bases of health equity, the underlying causes and the disparity models used to define it. Study practical examples and strategies for promoting health equity and the strength of evidence supporting these strategies.

Assess health issues throughout the world and the determinants influencing morbidity and mortality on a global scale. Evaluate the health care and public health systems in other countries and their influence on the health status in those regions and worldwide.

Delve into the principles and practices of public health assessment and planning. Learn to assess the health needs of populations and develop skills in developing evidence-based public health plans to address real-world public health challenges.

Explore the principles and techniques of evaluating public health programs and interventions. Learn about evaluation approaches, methods, and tools, including qualitative and quantitative methods as well as strategies for data collection, analysis, and interpretation of results. Develop skills in evaluating the effectiveness and impact of public health programs and interventions.

Prerequisite: PUB405 Assessment and Planning in Public Health

Examine the complex legal and ethical issues in health care and public health. Explore legal and ethical frameworks governing health care delivery, including topics such as patient rights, confidentiality, informed consent, liability, and end-of-life care. Through case studies, analyze and critically evaluate real-world scenarios and develop an understanding of the legal and ethical principles that guide decision-making in health care settings.

Synthesize learning throughout the program in this capstone experience through the investigation of a topic in the future of public health.

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