Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Health and Human Services

Department of Health Sciences

Health Sciences - Public Health, Bachelor of Science


Academic Information

The focus of this degree is to broadly prepare graduates in basic Public Health content and processes that can be applied within multiple health related disciplines and in graduate study. This degree plan focuses on community health promotion within the broad umbrella of public health. This academic plan is offered at NAU-Flagstaff and via the Internet. Acceptance into the Internet program requires a separate initial admission process; see the Distance Learning in Health Sciences website for further information.

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Health and Human Services

Department of Health Sciences

Health Sciences - Public Health, Bachelor of Science


Careers

What Can I Do with a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences - Public Health?

Are you looking for a career that protects and improves the health of individuals, families, and communities? Are you interested in understanding the impact of social and behavioral determinants of health, such as income, environment, and access to health care? If so, our program might be perfect for you. You will be prepared in basic public health concepts and processes that can be applied within multiple health-related disciplines and in graduate study. Our program can provide a convenient, flexible way for students and working professionals to complete their bachelor degree, giving you an avenue to success. We will prepare you for employment in hospitals, schools, government health agencies, private industry, and nongovernmental organizations.

Career opportunities that might be pursued:
  • Health Educator
  • Prevention program coordinator
  • Researcher
  • Emergency response planner

With further education, one of these paths is possible:
  • Nurse
  • Physician
  • Epidemiologist
  • Community college instructor

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Health and Human Services

Department of Health Sciences

Health Sciences - Public Health, Bachelor of Science


University Requirements

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Health and Human Services

Department of Health Sciences

Health Sciences - Public Health, Bachelor of Science


Overview

In addition to University Requirements:

Please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.

Minimum Units for Completion 120
Major GPA 2.5
Highest Mathematics Required STA 270
Fieldwork Experience/Internship Required
University Honors Program Optional
Some online/blended coursework Required
AZ Transfer Students complete AGEC-A Recommended
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Purpose Statement

The mission of the Public Health Program is to prepare students to promote and protect the health of the public using appropriate processes, concepts, and principles.
 
Public health protects and improves the health of individuals, families, communities, and populations, locally, regionally, and globally. Public health professionals focus on preventing disease and injury by promoting healthy lifestyles. They confront global health issues, such as improving equitable access to health care, controlling infectious disease, and reducing environmental hazards, violence, substance abuse, and injury. Our graduates are prepared to plan, implement, and evaluate educational programs; act as a resource person; administer services; and communicate and advocate for health equity. They pursue graduate degrees in health-related fields and obtain employment in a variety of settings, including government agencies, non-profit organizations, hospitals, schools, and research institutions.

Student Learning Outcomes
 
Upon completion of their degree in Health Sciences - Public Health, students will demonstrate their knowledge and ability to apply the following processes, concepts, and principles to promote and protect the health of the public.
 
The summarized outcomes are below.  See the full list of learning outcomes.

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Health and Human Services

Department of Health Sciences

Health Sciences - Public Health, Bachelor of Science


Details

Additional Admission Requirements
Major Requirements
General Electives
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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Health and Human Services

Department of Health Sciences

Health Sciences - Public Health, Bachelor of Science


Campus Availability

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