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Public Health - B.S.P.H.

Join the next generation of the public health workforce with Kent State University's Public Health program. Earn a B.S.P.H., minor or certificate and gain the skills and knowledge to improve population health and make a difference in people's lives. Enroll now and make an impact in the world of public health.

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Program Description

Full Description

The Bachelor of Science in Public Health degree in Public Health broadly prepares students to enter the workforce as a public health professional or to enter an advanced program of study. Students explore the five disciplines of public health: biostatistics, environmental health, epidemiology, health policy and management and the social and behavioral sciences through general coursework.

The Public Health major comprises the following concentrations:

  • The Allied Health concentration seeks to augment the career portfolio of the allied health professional or aspiring student. Students who are interested in a generalist focus in public health or interested in moving to a professional degree (accelerated nursing) or technical allied health degree (respiratory care, radiologic technology, occupational/physical therapy assisting, etc.) are encouraged to pursue this path.  Students may currently hold or may be actively pursuing a state licensure in an allied health field and may be eligible to receive a maximum 12 credit hours of upper-division credit for their prior experience and demonstrated competency in select areas. Students without a state licensure may still pursue this concentration but will complete 12 hours of coursework in allied health-specific areas. Students in this concentration will be exposed to broad areas of public health including epidemiology, biostatistics, environmental health, global health and health policy; thus, preparing students to meet the increased demands for a trained and educated public health workforce.
  • The Clinical Trials Research concentration focuses on training students in the epidemiology methods used in clinical research. The curriculum provides students a thorough understanding of the management of research studies; the scientific literature related to drugs, medical devices and other new therapies; and the federal regulations related to conducting clinical trials. Students are prepared to design and answer research questions, collect and manage data and communicate research findings to both scientific and lay audiences. An internship experience provides necessary experience in a clinical research setting. Potential places of employment for graduates include hospitals, contract research organizations, medical schools and pharmaceutical companies where graduates assist with and manage clinical research studies. 
  • The Community Health Outreach and Development concentration focuses on identifying and exploring ways to influence the multi-level determinants of population health and health behaviors, from a perspective that prioritizes health equity and social justice. Approaches focus on community- and system-level strategies to promote health and healthy behaviors among populations and eliminate health disparities through media, policy and education initiatives. Career options include the public sector, social services, non-profit agencies and other community-based health promotion and advocacy efforts. Graduates are prepared to assist with developing, implementing and coordinating public health interventions that promote community health and organize diverse communities around issues related to health and health behavior. 
  • The Global Health concentration educates students in identifying and working to address the critical public health and human needs of diverse, underserved and vulnerable populations locally and globally. Students learn the need for multidisciplinary (biological and social sciences) approaches and cooperation to address the major global public health problems. In addition, they have the opportunity to focus on a specific aspect of global health, e.g. HIV/AIDS, health policy, health disparities, health education, environmental health, nutrition. Graduates are prepared to work at entry-level positions in public health with local, regional, national or international public health agencies in both public and private sectors. Students who pursue this concentration are required to participate in a study abroad experience and complete four courses (at the elementary and intermediate levels) of either Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish
  • The Health Services Administration concentration establishes a foundation for graduate work in health policy and management. Students analyze national and local public health infrastructure, evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of health care delivery and explore the legal and ethical issues of health care administration. Graduates enter the health care workforce as finance managers, compliance officers, patient navigators, insurance specialists and other health care managers. Students are encouraged to pair this concentration with a minor.
  • The Pre-Medicine, Dentistry, Osteopathy concentration includes preparatory courses for the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT), the Dental Admissions Test (DAT) and admission entry into other professional schools including pharmacy, podiatry, occupational/physical therapy and physicians assistant programs. The overall curriculum—focusing on biological, social and economic determinants of health; prevention and control of diseases; introduction to biostatistics; and public health research—makes this program highly desirable for admission to professional schools. The unique features of the program open new opportunities and offer competitive advantages for students seeking to enter into clinical medicine.

Combined Degree Programs

  • Master of Public Health degree. Students in the Health Services Administration concentration may seek early admission to the M.P.H. degree, Health Policy and Management concentration. Applicants must have completed two semesters of college composition, a college-level mathematics course, PH 10001 and PH 30033.
  • Master of Public Health degree. Students in any B.S.P.H. concentration may seek early admission to the M.P.H. degree. Coursework for the Biostatistics and Epidemiology concentrations begin in the fall semester. 
  • Master of Science degree in Clinical Epidemiology. Students in any B.S.P.H. concentration may seek early admission to the M.S. degree (fall start only).

Qualified undergraduate students may apply by completing an application for admission to the master's degree and securing approval from the college no later than March 1 for acceptance into the fall cohort. Students must consult with their undergraduate and faculty advisors to create a plan substituting selected master's courses for selected undergraduate courses based on approved courses. Following graduation, students' applications to the M.P.H. or M.S. degree may be activated for admission.

Please refer to the Combined Bachelor's/Master's Degree Program policy in the Academic Policies section of the University Catalog for eligibility criteria for combined degree programs.

Admissions

Admission Requirements

The university affirmatively strives to provide educational opportunities and access to students with varied backgrounds, those with special talents and adult students who graduated from high school three or more years ago.

First-Year Students on the Kent Campus: First-year admission policy on the Kent Campus is selective. Admission decisions are based upon cumulative grade point average, strength of high school college preparatory curriculum and grade trends. Students not admissible to the Kent Campus may be administratively referred to one of the seven regional campuses to begin their college coursework. For more information, visit the admissions website for first-year students.

First-Year Students on the Regional Campuses: First-year admission to Kent State’s campuses at Ashtabula, East Liverpool, Geauga, Salem, Stark, Trumbull and Tuscarawas, as well as the Twinsburg Academic Center, is open to anyone with a high school diploma or its equivalent. For more information on admissions, contact the Regional Campuses admissions offices.

International Students: All international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning a minimum 525 TOEFL score (71 on the Internet-based version), minimum 75 MELAB score, minimum 6.0 IELTS score or minimum 48 PTE Academic score, or by completing the ELS level 112 Intensive Program. For more information, visit the admissions website for international students.

Transfer Students: Students who have attended any other educational institution after graduating from high school must apply as undergraduate transfer students. For more information, visit the admissions website for transfer students.

Former Students: Former Kent State students or graduates who have not attended another college or university since Kent State may complete the reenrollment or reinstatement form on the University Registrar’s website.

Admission policies for undergraduate students may be found in the University Catalog's Academic Policies.

Some programs may require that students meet certain requirements before progressing through the program. For programs with progression requirements, the information is shown on the program's Coursework tab.

Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  1. Overview of Public Health: Address the history and philosophy of public health as well as its core values, concepts and functions across the globe and in society.
  2. Role and Importance of Data in Public Health: Address the basic concepts, methods and tools of public health data collection, use and analysis, and why evidence-based approaches are an essential part of public health practice.
  3. Identifying and Addressing Population Health Challenges: Address 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.
  4. Human Health: Address the underlying science of human health and disease, including opportunities for promoting and protecting health across the life course.
  5. Determinants of Health: Address the socio-economic, behavioral, biological, environmental and other factors that impact human health and contribute to health disparities.
  6. Project Implementation: Address the fundamental concepts and features of project implementation, including planning, assessment and evaluation.
  7. Overview of the Health System: Address the fundamental characteristics and organizational structures of the U.S. health system as well as the differences in systems in other countries.
  8. Health Policy, Law, Ethics and Economics: Address the basic concepts of legal, ethical, economic and regulatory dimensions of health care and public health policy and the roles, influences and responsibilities of the different agencies and branches of government.
  9. Health Communications: Address the basic concepts of public health-specific communication, including technical and professional writing, and the use of mass media and electronic technology.
Coursework

Program Requirements

Major Requirements

Major Requirements (courses count in major GPA)
PH 10001INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC HEALTH 3
PH 10002INTRODUCTION TO GLOBAL HEALTH (DIVG) 3
PH 20000PUBLIC HEALTH PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE I 1
PH 20001ESSENTIALS OF EPIDEMIOLOGY 3
PH 30000PUBLIC HEALTH PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE II 1
PH 30002INTRODUCTORY BIOSTATISTICS 3
PH 30004PUBLIC HEALTH RESEARCH 13
PH 30005SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE THEORIES IN PUBLIC HEALTH 3
PH 30006INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND SAFETY 3
PH 30007PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF DISEASES 13
PH 30033PUBLIC HEALTH POLICY AND DECISION-MAKING 13
PH 40000PUBLIC HEALTH PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE III 1
PH 44000HEALTH DISPARITIES (DIVD) (WIC) (min C grade) 23
PH 49000CAPSTONE EXPERIENCE IN PUBLIC HEALTH (ELR) 3
Public Health (PH) Electives6
Additional Requirements (courses do not count in major GPA)
UC 10001FLASHES 101 1
Kent Core Composition6
Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts (minimum one course from each)9
Kent Core Social Sciences (must be from two disciplines) 36
Concentrations
Choose from the following:56
Minimum Total Credit Hours:120
1

Students in the Nursing major may substitute NURS 40020 for PH 30007, NURS 40045 for PH 30033 and NURS 40872 for PH 30004.

2

A minimum C grade must be earned to fulfill the writing-intensive requirement.

3

Recommended for students pursuing Global Health concentration: GEOG 22061, PSYC 11762, SOC 12050.

Allied Health Concentration Requirements

Concentration Requirements (courses count in major GPA)
State Licensure or Concentration Electives, choose from the following: 112
State Licensure in an allied health field 1
or
Concentration Electives:
Public Health (PH) Electives, choose from the following (6 credit hours):
PH 20010
INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC HEALTH INFORMATICS
PH 30015
UNITED STATES HEALTH CARE SYSTEM
PH 34001
PUBLIC HEALTH INTERVENTIONS I
PH 34002
PUBLIC HEALTH INTERVENTIONS II
PH 40013
CLINICAL EPIDEMIOLOGY BASICS
PH 40014
CLINICAL TRIALS MANAGEMENT
PH 44005
LEGAL ASPECTS OF HEALTH SERVICES MANAGEMENT
PH 44010
PUBLIC HEALTH PLANNING AND FINANCE
PH 44015
PUBLIC HEALTH MANAGEMENT
PH 44020
PUBLIC HEALTH ETHICS IN PRACTICE, POLICY AND RESEARCH
PH 44025
PRINCIPLES OF PUBLIC HEALTH LEADERSHIP
Science Electives, choose from the following (6 credit hours):
BSCI 11010
FOUNDATIONAL ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I (KBS) (KLAB)
BSCI 11020
FOUNDATIONAL ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II (KBS) (KLAB)
BSCI 20021
BASIC MICROBIOLOGY
or BSCI 30171
GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY
BSCI 21020
ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II
BSCI 21010
ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I (KBS) (KLAB)
BSCI 30050
HUMAN GENETICS
or BSCI 30156
ELEMENTS OF GENETICS
CHEM 10050
FUNDAMENTALS OF CHEMISTRY (KBS)
or CHEM 10055
MOLECULES OF LIFE (KBS)
or CHEM 10060
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I (KBS)
HED 14020
MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY
NURS 20950
HUMAN GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS
NUTR 23511
SCIENCE OF HUMAN NUTRITION (KBS)
PSYC 11762
GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY (DIVD) (KSS)
SOC 12050
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY (DIVD) (KSS)
Additional Requirements (courses do not count in major GPA)
Mathematics Elective, choose from the following:3-5
CS 10051
COMPUTER SCIENCE PRINCIPLES (KMCR)
MATH 10041
INTRODUCTORY STATISTICS (KMCR)
MATH 10051
QUANTITATIVE REASONING (KMCR)
MATH 10771
BASIC MATHEMATICAL CONCEPTS I PLUS (KMCR)
MATH 10772
MODELING ALGEBRA PLUS (KMCR)
MATH 10775
ALGEBRA FOR CALCULUS PLUS (KMCR)
MATH 11008
EXPLORATIONS IN MODERN MATHEMATICS (KMCR)
MATH 11009
MODELING ALGEBRA (KMCR)
MATH 11010
ALGEBRA FOR CALCULUS (KMCR)
MATH 11012
INTUITIVE CALCULUS (KMCR)
MATH 11022
TRIGONOMETRY (KMCR)
MATH 12002
ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS I (KMCR)
MATH 12011
CALCULUS WITH PRECALCULUS I (KMCR)
MATH 12012
CALCULUS WITH PRECALCULUS II (KMCR)
MATH 14001
BASIC MATHEMATICAL CONCEPTS I (KMCR)
MATH 14002
BASIC MATHEMATICAL CONCEPTS II (KMCR)
Kent Core Basic Sciences (must include one laboratory)6-7
Kent Core Additional6
General Electives (total credit hours depends on earning 120 credit hours, including 39 upper-division credit hours)29
Minimum Total Credit Hours:56
1

At their time of admission, a student must submit a copy of their state licensure to an academic advisor in the College of Public Health. State licensure must be valid through the student's graduation term.

Clinical Trials Research Concentration Requirements

Concentration Requirements (courses count in major GPA)
PH 40013CLINICAL EPIDEMIOLOGY BASICS 3
PH 40014CLINICAL TRIALS MANAGEMENT 3
PH 40015SCIENTIFIC WRITING FOR CLINICAL RESEARCH 3
PH 40017PHARMACOEPIDEMIOLOGY 3
PH 40018REGULATORY AFFAIRS IN CLINICAL RESEARCH 3
Public Health (PH) Upper-Division Electives (30000 or 40000 level)6
Additional Requirements (courses do not count in major GPA)
CHEM 10050FUNDAMENTALS OF CHEMISTRY (KBS) 3
or CHEM 10055 MOLECULES OF LIFE (KBS)
or CHEM 10060 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I (KBS)
MATH 10775ALGEBRA FOR CALCULUS PLUS (KMCR) 3-4
or MATH 11009 MODELING ALGEBRA (KMCR)
or MATH 11010 ALGEBRA FOR CALCULUS (KMCR)
Biological Sciences Electives, choose from the following:4-5
BSCI 10001
BSCI 10003
HUMAN BIOLOGY (KBS)
and LABORATORY EXPERIENCE IN BIOLOGY (KBS) (KLAB)
BSCI 10110
BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY (ELR) (KBS) (KLAB)
BSCI 10120
BIOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS (ELR) (KBS) (KLAB)
BSCI 21010
ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I (KBS) (KLAB)
Kent Core Additional6
General Electives (total credit hours depends on earning 120 credit hours, including 39 upper-division credit hours)19
Minimum Total Credit Hours:56

Community Health Outreach and Development Concentration Requirements

Concentration Requirements (courses count in major GPA)
PH 34001PUBLIC HEALTH INTERVENTIONS I 3
PH 34002PUBLIC HEALTH INTERVENTIONS II 3
PH 35001COMMUNITY-BASED PUBLIC HEALTH PRACTICE (ELR) 3
PH 35005ADVOCACY AND ACTIVISM IN PUBLIC HEALTH 3
PH 44092INTERNSHIP IN PUBLIC HEALTH (ELR) 3
or PH 45092 SERVICE LEARNING PRACTICUM IN COMMUNITY-BASED PUBLIC HEALTH (ELR)
Additional Requirements (courses do not count in major GPA)
Mathematics Elective, choose from the following:3-5
MATH 10771
BASIC MATHEMATICAL CONCEPTS I PLUS (KMCR)
MATH 10772
MODELING ALGEBRA PLUS (KMCR)
MATH 10775
ALGEBRA FOR CALCULUS PLUS (KMCR)
MATH 11009
MODELING ALGEBRA (KMCR)
MATH 11010
ALGEBRA FOR CALCULUS (KMCR)
MATH 11012
INTUITIVE CALCULUS (KMCR)
MATH 11022
TRIGONOMETRY (KMCR)
MATH 12011
CALCULUS WITH PRECALCULUS I (KMCR)
MATH 12012
CALCULUS WITH PRECALCULUS II (KMCR)
MATH 14001
BASIC MATHEMATICAL CONCEPTS I (KMCR)
MATH 14002
BASIC MATHEMATICAL CONCEPTS II (KMCR)
Kent Core Basic Sciences (must include one laboratory)6-7
Kent Core Additional6
General Electives (total credit hours depends on earning 120 credit hours, including 39 upper-division credit hours)26
Minimum Total Credit Hours:56

Global Health Concentration Requirements

Concentration Requirements (courses count in major GPA)
PH 44003ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH ISSUES IN LOW- AND MIDDLE-INCOME COUNTRIES 3
Public Health Electives, choose from the following: 16
PH 40089
GLOBAL HEALTH IMMERSION: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND (DIVG) (ELR)
PH 40092
INTERNATIONAL HEALTH PRACTICUM (ELR)
PH 41092
FIELD EXPERIENCE IN MEETING THE BASIC HEALTH AND HUMAN NEEDS (ELR)
PH 44004
GLOBAL HEALTH IMMERSION: LATIN AMERICA
Global Health Electives, choose from the following:6
ANTH 48250
MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY (DIVG)
COMM 35852
INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION (DIVG)
GEOG 31070
POPULATION AND THE ENVIRONMENT
GEOG 42052
HEALTH GEOGRAPHY
HED 47070
AIDS: ISSUES, EDUCATION AND PREVENTION
PHIL 40005
HEALTH CARE ETHICS
POL 30301
INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
POL 30810
POLITICS OF THE GLOBAL ECONOMY
POL 40450
HEALTH CARE AND SOCIAL POLICY
POL 40470
WOMEN, POLITICS AND POLICY (DIVD)
Additional Requirements (courses do not count in major GPA)
Mathematics Elective, choose from the following:3-5
MATH 10771
BASIC MATHEMATICAL CONCEPTS I PLUS (KMCR)
MATH 10772
MODELING ALGEBRA PLUS (KMCR)
MATH 10775
ALGEBRA FOR CALCULUS PLUS (KMCR)
MATH 11009
MODELING ALGEBRA (KMCR)
MATH 11010
ALGEBRA FOR CALCULUS (KMCR)
MATH 11012
INTUITIVE CALCULUS (KMCR)
MATH 11022
TRIGONOMETRY (KMCR)
MATH 12002
ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS I (KMCR)
MATH 12011
CALCULUS WITH PRECALCULUS I (KMCR)
MATH 12012
CALCULUS WITH PRECALCULUS II (KMCR)
MATH 14001
BASIC MATHEMATICAL CONCEPTS I (KMCR)
MATH 14002
BASIC MATHEMATICAL CONCEPTS II (KMCR)
Foreign Language 214-20
Kent Core Basic Sciences (must include one laboratory)6-7
Kent Core Additional6
General Electives (total credit hours depends on earning 120 credit hours, including 39 upper-division credit hours) 312
Minimum Total Credit Hours:56
1

If PH 40092 was not taken during semester six, students should choose from the following to take during the summer term: PH 40089, PH 41092 or PH 44004.

2

Students pick from the following languages (Elementary I and II and Intermediate I and II): Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish.

3

Minimum 12 credit hours of study abroad semester courses count as general elective.

Health Services Administration Concentration Requirements

Concentration Requirements (courses count in major GPA)
PH 30015UNITED STATES HEALTH CARE SYSTEM 3
PH 44005LEGAL ASPECTS OF HEALTH SERVICES MANAGEMENT 3
PH 44010PUBLIC HEALTH PLANNING AND FINANCE 3
PH 44015PUBLIC HEALTH MANAGEMENT 3
PH 44020PUBLIC HEALTH ETHICS IN PRACTICE, POLICY AND RESEARCH 3
PH 44025PRINCIPLES OF PUBLIC HEALTH LEADERSHIP 3
Health Services Elective, choose from the following:3
PH 20010
INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC HEALTH INFORMATICS
PH 20015
ZOMBIE OUTBREAK
PH 43014
PUBLIC HEALTH AND MASS INCARCERATION
PH 30025
FUNDAMENTALS OF HEALTHCARE COMPLIANCE
PH 30020
FUNDAMENTALS OF HEALTH PRIVACY
PH 40195
SPECIAL TOPICS IN PUBLIC HEALTH
PH 44092
INTERNSHIP IN PUBLIC HEALTH (ELR)
Additional Requirements (courses do not count in major GPA)
Mathematics Elective, choose from the following:3-5
MATH 10771
BASIC MATHEMATICAL CONCEPTS I PLUS (KMCR)
MATH 10772
MODELING ALGEBRA PLUS (KMCR)
MATH 10775
ALGEBRA FOR CALCULUS PLUS (KMCR)
MATH 11009
MODELING ALGEBRA (KMCR)
MATH 11010
ALGEBRA FOR CALCULUS (KMCR)
MATH 11012
INTUITIVE CALCULUS (KMCR)
MATH 11022
TRIGONOMETRY (KMCR)
MATH 12002
ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS I (KMCR)
MATH 12011
CALCULUS WITH PRECALCULUS I (KMCR)
MATH 12012
CALCULUS WITH PRECALCULUS II (KMCR)
MATH 14001
BASIC MATHEMATICAL CONCEPTS I (KMCR)
MATH 14002
BASIC MATHEMATICAL CONCEPTS II (KMCR)
Kent Core Basic Sciences (must include one laboratory)6-7
Kent Core Additional6
General Electives (total credit hours depends on earning 120 credit hours, including 39 upper-division credit hours)20
Minimum Total Credit Hours:56

Pre-Medicine, Dental, Osteopathy Concentration Requirements

Concentration Requirements (courses count in major GPA)
BSCI 10120BIOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS (ELR) (KBS) (KLAB) 4
CHEM 10060GENERAL CHEMISTRY I (KBS) 4
CHEM 10061GENERAL CHEMISTRY II (KBS) 4
CHEM 10062GENERAL CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY (KBS) (KLAB) 1
CHEM 10063GENERAL CHEMISTRY II LABORATORY (KBS) (KLAB) 1
CHEM 20481BASIC ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I 4
or CHEM 30481 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I
CHEM 30475ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I (ELR) 1
Concentration Electives, choose from the following:37
ATTR 25057
HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I (KBS) (KLAB)
ATTR 25058
HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II (KBS) (KLAB)
BSCI 10110
BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY (ELR) (KBS) (KLAB)
BSCI 11010
FOUNDATIONAL ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I (KBS) (KLAB)
BSCI 21010
ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I (KBS) (KLAB)
BSCI 21020
ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II
BSCI 30130
HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY
BSCI 30140
CELL BIOLOGY
BSCI 30156
ELEMENTS OF GENETICS
BSCI 30171
GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY
BSCI 40430
ANIMAL PHYSIOLOGY
CHEM 30284
INTRODUCTORY BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY
CHEM 30476
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY II
CHEM 40248
ADVANCED BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY
CHEM 20482
BASIC ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II 1
or CHEM 30482
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II
ECON 22060
PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS (KSS)
GERO 14029
INTRODUCTION TO GERONTOLOGY (DIVD) (KSS)
HED 14020
MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY
HONR 40197
SENIOR COLLOQUIUM
MATH 11022
TRIGONOMETRY (KMCR)
MATH 12002
ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS I (KMCR)
or MATH 12021
CALCULUS FOR LIFE SCIENCES
MATH 12022
PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS FOR LIFE SCIENCES
or MATH 30011
BASIC PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS
NUTR 23511
SCIENCE OF HUMAN NUTRITION (KBS)
PESP 25033
LIFESPAN MOTOR DEVELOPMENT
PHIL 21001
INTRODUCTION TO ETHICS (DIVG) (KHUM)
PHY 13001
PHY 13021
GENERAL COLLEGE PHYSICS I (KBS)
and GENERAL COLLEGE PHYSICS LABORATORY I (KBS) (KLAB)
or PHY 23101
GENERAL UNIVERSITY PHYSICS I (KBS) (KLAB)
PHY 13002
PHY 13022
GENERAL COLLEGE PHYSICS II (KBS)
and GENERAL COLLEGE PHYSICS LABORATORY II (KBS) (KLAB)
or PHY 23102
GENERAL UNIVERSITY PHYSICS II (KBS) (KLAB)
PSYC 11762
GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY (DIVD) (KSS)
SOC 12050
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY (DIVD) (KSS)
Minimum Total Credit Hours:56
1

CHEM 30482 is highly recommended as an additional course for students planning to take the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT).

Graduation Requirements

Minimum Major GPA Minimum Overall GPA
2.000 2.000
Roadmaps

Roadmaps

Allied Health Concentration

This roadmap is a recommended semester-by-semester plan of study for this major. However, courses designated as critical (!) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester PrerequisiteCredits
!State Licensure or Concentration Electives 12
 Credit Hours12
Semester One
PH 10001 INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC HEALTH 3
UC 10001 FLASHES 101 1
Mathematics Elective 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Two
PH 10002 INTRODUCTION TO GLOBAL HEALTH (DIVG) 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
General Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Three
PH 20000 PUBLIC HEALTH PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE I 1
!PH 20001 ESSENTIALS OF EPIDEMIOLOGY 3
PH 30005 SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE THEORIES IN PUBLIC HEALTH 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours13
Semester Four
!PH 30007 PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF DISEASES 3
PH 30033 PUBLIC HEALTH POLICY AND DECISION-MAKING 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
General Elective 2
 Credit Hours14
Semester Five
!PH 30002 INTRODUCTORY BIOSTATISTICS 3
PH 30006 INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND SAFETY 3
Public Health (PH) Elective 3
General Elective 3
 Credit Hours12
Semester Six
PH 30000 PUBLIC HEALTH PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE II 1
!PH 30004 PUBLIC HEALTH RESEARCH 3
Public Health (PH) Elective 3
General Electives 6
 Credit Hours13
Semester Seven
PH 40000 PUBLIC HEALTH PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE III 1
PH 44000 HEALTH DISPARITIES (DIVD) (WIC) 3
General Electives 9
 Credit Hours13
Semester Eight
PH 49000 CAPSTONE EXPERIENCE IN PUBLIC HEALTH (ELR) 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
General Electives 6
 Credit Hours12
 Minimum Total Credit Hours:120
 

Clinical Trials Research Concentration

This roadmap is a recommended semester-by-semester plan of study for this major. However, courses designated as critical (!) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester OneCredits
MATH 10775
or MATH 11009
or MATH 11010
ALGEBRA FOR CALCULUS PLUS (KMCR)
or MODELING ALGEBRA (KMCR)
or ALGEBRA FOR CALCULUS (KMCR)
3-4
PH 10001 INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC HEALTH 3
PH 20000 PUBLIC HEALTH PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE I 1
UC 10001 FLASHES 101 1
Biological Sciences Elective 4-5
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours18
Semester Two
CHEM 10050
or CHEM 10055
or CHEM 10060
FUNDAMENTALS OF CHEMISTRY (KBS)
or MOLECULES OF LIFE (KBS)
or GENERAL CHEMISTRY I (KBS)
3
PH 10002 INTRODUCTION TO GLOBAL HEALTH (DIVG) 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Three
!PH 20001 ESSENTIALS OF EPIDEMIOLOGY 3
PH 30005 SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE THEORIES IN PUBLIC HEALTH 3
Public Health (PH) Elective 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Four
PH 30002 INTRODUCTORY BIOSTATISTICS 3
!PH 30007 PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF DISEASES 3
!PH 30033 PUBLIC HEALTH POLICY AND DECISION-MAKING 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Five
PH 30006 INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND SAFETY 3
PH 40013 CLINICAL EPIDEMIOLOGY BASICS 3
PH 40014 CLINICAL TRIALS MANAGEMENT 3
PH 40015 SCIENTIFIC WRITING FOR CLINICAL RESEARCH 3
General Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Six
PH 30000 PUBLIC HEALTH PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE II 1
PH 30004 PUBLIC HEALTH RESEARCH 3
PH 40017 PHARMACOEPIDEMIOLOGY 3
General Electives 6
 Credit Hours13
Semester Seven
PH 40000 PUBLIC HEALTH PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE III 1
PH 44000 HEALTH DISPARITIES (DIVD) (WIC) 3
Public Health (PH) Upper-Division Elective (30000 or 40000 level) 3
General Electives 9
 Credit Hours16
Semester Eight
PH 40018 REGULATORY AFFAIRS IN CLINICAL RESEARCH 3
PH 49000 CAPSTONE EXPERIENCE IN PUBLIC HEALTH (ELR) 3
Public Health (PH) Elective 3
Public Health (PH) Upper-Division Elective (30000 or 40000 level) 3
General Elective 1
 Credit Hours13
 Minimum Total Credit Hours:120
 

Community Health Outreach and Development Concentration

This roadmap is a recommended semester-by-semester plan of study for this major. However, courses designated as critical (!) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester OneCredits
PH 10001 INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC HEALTH 3
UC 10001 FLASHES 101 1
Mathematics Elective 3-5
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Two
PH 10002 INTRODUCTION TO GLOBAL HEALTH (DIVG) 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Three
PH 20000 PUBLIC HEALTH PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE I 1
!PH 20001 ESSENTIALS OF EPIDEMIOLOGY 3
!PH 30005 SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE THEORIES IN PUBLIC HEALTH 3
Public Health (PH) Elective 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Four
!PH 30007 PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF DISEASES 3
PH 30033 PUBLIC HEALTH POLICY AND DECISION-MAKING 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
General Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Five
!PH 30002 INTRODUCTORY BIOSTATISTICS 3
PH 30006 INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND SAFETY 3
PH 34001 PUBLIC HEALTH INTERVENTIONS I 3
General Electives 6
 Credit Hours15
Semester Six
PH 30000 PUBLIC HEALTH PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE II 1
!PH 30004 PUBLIC HEALTH RESEARCH 3
PH 34002 PUBLIC HEALTH INTERVENTIONS II 3
PH 35001 COMMUNITY-BASED PUBLIC HEALTH PRACTICE (ELR) 3
PH 44000 HEALTH DISPARITIES (DIVD) (WIC) 3
General Elective 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Seven
PH 35005 ADVOCACY AND ACTIVISM IN PUBLIC HEALTH 3
PH 40000 PUBLIC HEALTH PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE III 1
PH 44092
or PH 45092
INTERNSHIP IN PUBLIC HEALTH (ELR)
or SERVICE LEARNING PRACTICUM IN COMMUNITY-BASED PUBLIC HEALTH (ELR)
3
General Electives 6
 Credit Hours13
Semester Eight
!PH 49000 CAPSTONE EXPERIENCE IN PUBLIC HEALTH (ELR) 3
Public Health (PH) Elective 3
General Electives 8
 Credit Hours14
 Minimum Total Credit Hours:120
 

Global Health Concentration

This roadmap is a recommended semester-by-semester plan of study for this major. However, courses designated as critical (!) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester OneCredits
PH 10001 INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC HEALTH 3
UC 10001 FLASHES 101 1
Foreign Language 4-5
Mathematics Elective 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours14
Semester Two
!PH 10002 INTRODUCTION TO GLOBAL HEALTH (DIVG) 3
!Foreign Language 4-5
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Three
PH 20000 PUBLIC HEALTH PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE I 1
!PH 20001 ESSENTIALS OF EPIDEMIOLOGY 3
PH 30005 SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE THEORIES IN PUBLIC HEALTH 3
!Foreign Language 3-5
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Four
!PH 30007 PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF DISEASES 3
PH 30033 PUBLIC HEALTH POLICY AND DECISION-MAKING 3
!Foreign Language 3-5
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Five
PH 30000 PUBLIC HEALTH PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE II 1
!PH 30002 INTRODUCTORY BIOSTATISTICS 3
PH 30006 INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND SAFETY 3
Global Health Elective 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours13
Semester Six
PH 40092 INTERNATIONAL HEALTH PRACTICUM (ELR) 0-6
General Electives 9
 Credit Hours15
Third Summer Term
Public Health Electives, (if PH 40092 was not taken during semester six) choose from the following: 0-6
PH 40089
GLOBAL HEALTH IMMERSION: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND (DIVG) (ELR)  
PH 41092
FIELD EXPERIENCE IN MEETING THE BASIC HEALTH AND HUMAN NEEDS (ELR)  
PH 44004
GLOBAL HEALTH IMMERSION: LATIN AMERICA  
 Credit Hours0
Semester Seven
PH 30004 PUBLIC HEALTH RESEARCH 3
PH 40000 PUBLIC HEALTH PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE III 1
PH 44003 ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH ISSUES IN LOW- AND MIDDLE-INCOME COUNTRIES 3
Public Health (PH) Elective 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Eight
PH 44000 HEALTH DISPARITIES (DIVD) (WIC) 3
!PH 49000 CAPSTONE EXPERIENCE IN PUBLIC HEALTH (ELR) 3
Public Health (PH) Elective 3
Global Health Elective 3
General Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
 Minimum Total Credit Hours:120
 

Health Services Administration Concentration

This roadmap is a recommended semester-by-semester plan of study for this major. However, courses designated as critical (!) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester OneCredits
PH 10001 INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC HEALTH 3
UC 10001 FLASHES 101 1
Mathematics Elective 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Two
PH 10002 INTRODUCTION TO GLOBAL HEALTH (DIVG) 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Three
PH 20000 PUBLIC HEALTH PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE I 1
!PH 20001 ESSENTIALS OF EPIDEMIOLOGY 3
PH 30005 SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE THEORIES IN PUBLIC HEALTH 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
General Elective 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Four
!PH 30007 PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF DISEASES 3
!PH 30033 PUBLIC HEALTH POLICY AND DECISION-MAKING 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
General Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Five
PH 30000 PUBLIC HEALTH PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE II 1
!PH 30002 INTRODUCTORY BIOSTATISTICS 3
PH 30006 INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND SAFETY 3
Public Health (PH) Elective 3
General Elective 3
 Credit Hours13
Semester Six
PH 30004 PUBLIC HEALTH RESEARCH 3
PH 30015 UNITED STATES HEALTH CARE SYSTEM 3
PH 44000 HEALTH DISPARITIES (DIVD) (WIC) 3
PH 44020 PUBLIC HEALTH ETHICS IN PRACTICE, POLICY AND RESEARCH 3
General Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Seven
PH 40000 PUBLIC HEALTH PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE III 1
PH 44010 PUBLIC HEALTH PLANNING AND FINANCE 3
PH 44015 PUBLIC HEALTH MANAGEMENT 3
PH 44025 PRINCIPLES OF PUBLIC HEALTH LEADERSHIP 3
Health Services Elective 3
General Elective 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Eight
PH 44005 LEGAL ASPECTS OF HEALTH SERVICES MANAGEMENT 3
!PH 49000 CAPSTONE EXPERIENCE IN PUBLIC HEALTH (ELR) 3
Public Health (PH) Elective 3
General Electives 5
 Credit Hours14
 Minimum Total Credit Hours:120
 

Pre Medicine, Dental, Osteopathy Concentration

This roadmap is a recommended semester-by-semester plan of study for this major. However, courses designated as critical (!) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester OneCredits
!CHEM 10060 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I (KBS) 4
!CHEM 10062 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY (KBS) (KLAB) 1
PH 10001 INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC HEALTH 3
UC 10001 FLASHES 101 1
Concentration Elective 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Two
BSCI 10120 BIOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS (ELR) (KBS) (KLAB) 4
!CHEM 10061 GENERAL CHEMISTRY II (KBS) 4
!CHEM 10063 GENERAL CHEMISTRY II LABORATORY (KBS) (KLAB) 1
PH 10002 INTRODUCTION TO GLOBAL HEALTH (DIVG) 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Three
!CHEM 20481
or CHEM 30481
BASIC ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I
or ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I
3-4
!CHEM 30475 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I (ELR) 1
PH 20000 PUBLIC HEALTH PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE I 1
!PH 20001 ESSENTIALS OF EPIDEMIOLOGY 3
PH 30005 SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE THEORIES IN PUBLIC HEALTH 3
Concentration Electives 4-5
 Credit Hours16
Semester Four
!PH 30007 PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF DISEASES 3
PH 30033 PUBLIC HEALTH POLICY AND DECISION-MAKING 3
Concentration Electives 10
 Credit Hours16
Semester Five
PH 30002 INTRODUCTORY BIOSTATISTICS 3
Concentration Electives 11
 Credit Hours14
Semester Six
PH 30000 PUBLIC HEALTH PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE II 1
PH 30004 PUBLIC HEALTH RESEARCH 3
Concentration Electives 9
 Credit Hours13
Semester Seven
PH 40000 PUBLIC HEALTH PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE III 1
PH 44000 HEALTH DISPARITIES (DIVD) (WIC) 3
Public Health (PH) Elective 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Eight
!PH 30006 INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND SAFETY 3
!PH 49000 CAPSTONE EXPERIENCE IN PUBLIC HEALTH (ELR) 3
Public Health (PH) Elective 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
 Minimum Total Credit Hours:120
Program Delivery
  • Delivery:
    • Fully online (Allied Health, Clinical Trials Research, Community Health Outreach and Development, Health Services Administration concentrations only)
    • Mostly online
    • In person (full program)
  • Location:
    • Kent Campus
Accreditation

The B.S.P.H. degree in Public Health is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).

About Our Concentrations

Health Services Administration

The Bachelor of Science in Public Health with a Health Services Administration concentration is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in health care management, as well as establish a foundation for graduate work in health policy and management.

Students pursuing the Health Services Administration concentration have the opportunity to analyze and evaluate:

  • National and local public health infrastructure
  • The effectiveness and efficiency of health care delivery
  • Legal and ethical issues of health care administration

Students who graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Public Health with a Health Services Administration concentration can enter the workforce in areas such as:

  • Finance
  • Compliance
  • Patient navigators
  • Insurance
  • Administration

Most health services administrators work in an office environment and are in charge of planning, coordinating, supervising and managing different kinds of healthcare facilities and staff. They are responsible for organizing the financing and delivery of care within these facilities.

Their responsibilities vary depending on the size and operations of the health facility they oversee, but all the positions require solid leadership and managerial skills, as well as organization, strong communication skills and attention to detail.

Some common duties of workers in health services administration positions include:

  • Assessing the need for services, equipment and personnel
  • Making recommendation for expansion/removal of services
  • Establishing new or auxiliary facilities
  • Compliance with government agencies and regulations
  • Organizing the activities of clinical departments within a health facility
  • Operations of non-health areas, including personnel, finance and public relations

If you're interested in pursuing career opportunities in health services administration, Kent State University can help you prepare. Learn more about this industry and the many other public health careers available today.

 

Global Health

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 prepared. Learn more about this industry and the many other public health careers available today.

Pre-Medicine, Dentistry, Osteopathy Professions

Bachelor of Science in Public Health students who are interested in pursuing a professional degree in clinical medicine (dentistry, medicine, osteopathy, veterinary medicine) will follow the Pre-Clinical Professions track.

The preparatory courses for the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) and the professional schools are covered as a part of the Kent Core, public health Core, and general electives. The overall curriculum of this Pre-Clinical Professions track focuses on:

  • Biological, social and economic determinants of health
  • Prevention and control of diseases
  • Introduction to biostatistics and public health research
  • Public health internship opportunities focused on research/practices at a local, regional, national, or international venue

Each of these components makes this program a highly desirable preparatory option for students interested in attending professional schools. Its unique features open up new opportunities and offer competitive advantages for a student seeking to enter into clinical medicine.

Community Health Outreach and Development

The Bachelor of Science with a Community Health Outreach and Development concentration prepares students to engage effectively in professional practice to eliminate health disparities through community- and system-level strategies that promote health and healthy behaviors using a variety of population based initiatives.

  • Identifying and exploring ways to influence the multi-level determinants of population health and health behaviors
  • Eliminating health disparities and using a perspective that prioritizes health equity and social justice
  • Community- and system-level strategies to promote health and healthy behaviors among populations through media, policy, and education initiatives.

Graduates from this concentration will be prepared to assist with developing, implementing, and coordinating public health interventions that promote community health and organize diverse communities around issues related to health and health behavior. Graduates might work in the public sector, social services, non-profit agencies, or with other community-based health promotion and advocacy efforts. This concentration is offered 100 percent online or in person.

Clinical Trials Research

Bachelor of Science in Public Health students with a concentration in Clinical Trials Research are prepared to work as a Clinical Research Associate or Clinical Trials Manager. This concentration is ideal for students interested in epidemiology and health research. With experience, there is room for advancement, and the clinical research field is growing.

All required classes for this concentration are available online AND at the undergraduate or graduate level:

  • Clinical Epidemiology Basics (3 credits)
  • Clinical Trials Management (3 credits)
  • Scientific Writing for Clinical Research (3 credits)
  • Regulatory Affairs in Clinical Research (3 credits)
  • Pharmacoepidemiology (3 credits)
  • Internship in Clinical Research (6 credits)

Clinical Trials Research graduates are prepared for jobs at:

  • Contract research organizations
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Hospitals
  • Medical schools
  • Universities
  • Insurance companies

Job duties include:

  • Developing and managing research protocols and projects  
  • Recruiting and retaining research participants
  • Collecting participant data and monitoring study regulation
  • Monitoring procedures and ensuring that clinical trial protocols are followed
  • Writing reports and presenting findings
Allied Health

The Public Health Allied Health concentration allows a student to apply the learning they received from their licensure to earn credit toward the Bachelor of Science in Public Health.

The Allied Health concentration in our Bachelor of Science in Public Health seeks to augment the career portfolio of the allied health professional or student. This concentration adds depth to the student’s prior clinical experiences by adding the liberal education and public health components to broaden the professional's career path.

Additionally, students in this concentration will be exposed to broad areas of public health including epidemiology, biostatistics, environmental health, global health and health policy. With a valid state licensure, students can earn 12 credits of undergraduate hours to fulfill the Allied Health concentration. 

The public health bachelor’s degree with a concentration in allied health prepares students to meet the increased demands for a trained and educated public health workforce. This concentration is offered 100 percent online or in person, giving students maximum flexibility when pursuing their public health bachelor's degree.

Examples of Possible Careers and Salaries

Community health workers

15.2%

much faster than the average

64,900

number of jobs

$42,000

potential earnings

Health education specialists

11.4%

much faster than the average

62,200

number of jobs

$56,500

potential earnings

Additional Careers
  • Project coordinator (falls under business operations specialists, all other)
  • Social and community service manager
  • Clinical research associate (falls under clinical laboratory technologists and technicians)
Notice: Career Information Source
* Source of occupation titles and labor data comes from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook. Data comprises projected percent change in employment over the next 10 years; nation-wide employment numbers; and the yearly median wage at which half of the workers in the occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less.