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Global Health Concentration

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The Bachelor of Science in Public Health with a Global Health concentration aims to educate students in identifying and addressing the critical public health and human needs of diverse, underserved and vulnerable populations. This work takes place on both a local and global level.

Through a variety of classes students can learn the need for multidisciplinary (biological and social sciences) approaches and cooperation to address the major global public health problems. Through various elective groupings, courses also focus more deeply on specific aspects of global health, including:

  • HIV/AIDS
  • Health policy
  • Health disparities
  • Health education
  • Environmental health
  • Nutrition

Students who graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Public Health with a Global Health concentration  have the opportunity to work in:

  • Local, regional, national or international public health agencies
  • Public and private sectors
  • Government organizations
  • Organizations that work to promote change
  • Social service agencies
  • Medical facilities
  • Community-based organizations

Some of the main duties of global health professionals include:

  • Implementing public health policies on a local and international level
  • Identifying the most pressing issues in a specific area and finding ways to combat them
  • Educating people across the world about the importance of living a healthy lifestyle
  • Working with underserved, vulnerable and diverse populations
  • Developing strategic approaches to improving health in key areas of need

There are plenty of opportunities to make a difference in this dynamic field. If you're interested in pursuing career opportunities in global health, Kent State can help you get prepare. Learn more about this industry and the many other public health careers available today.