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Public Health

Point University’s public health program equips students with the skills, knowledge, and strategies they need to help individuals and communities improve and maintain their overall health and wellness using a holistic approach.

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Associate of Arts in Public Health

The Associate of Arts degree in Public Health equips students with a broad background in liberal arts, along with foundational knowledge and skills needed to help others make healthy lifestyle decisions.

Upon graduation, students may continue their education by pursuing the Bachelor of Science in Public Health.

Program Goals

The AA in Public Health builds on the mission and goals of Point University to attain Point’s general education competencies and accomplish the following program goals and student learning objectives:

Equip students with essential habits and skills for lifelong learning and success.
Equip students to apply basic content, principles, and methodologies of the primary areas of knowledge, including the Humanities, Fine Arts, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Natural Sciences, and Mathematics.
Equip students with a foundation in biblical theology and worldview issues.
Students develop skills to identify, evaluate and acquire valid sources of health information to achieve health literacy.

Courses Offered

Listed below are some of the courses offered through our Associate of Arts in Public Health:

  • Introduction to Public Health
  • Nutrition & Wellness
  • Anatomy & Physiology for Public Health Professionals
  • Fitness & Wellness

Career Paths

Earning an Associate of Arts in Public Health can open numerous doors for you after graduation with careers such as:

  • Nutritionist
  • Public Health Administrators
  • Health Educator
  • Environmental Science and Protection Technician

Bachelor of Science in Public Health

The Bachelor of Science in Public Health equips students to encourage and empower others by providing the education, skills, and resources needed to make healthy lifestyle decisions. Students who successfully complete the program may choose from a variety of career paths, including entry-level employment in a variety of settings, such as community-based health programs, state and local health departments and agencies, hospitals, nursing homes, voluntary health agencies, religious organizations, and mission agencies. The bachelor’s program also prepares students to seek graduate degrees, such as the Master of Public Health.

Program Goals

The Bachelor of Science in Public Health builds on the mission and goals of Point University, the General Education Core, and the Biblical Studies Minor in order to attain Point’s general education competencies and accomplish the following program goals and student learning objectives:

Equip students to apply sound principles of lifetime health and fitness.
Students develop skills to identify, evaluate and acquire valid sources of health information to achieve health literacy.
Equip students with practical knowledge and skills for utilizing health care systems.

Courses Offered

Listed below are some of the courses offered through our Bachelor of Science in Public Health:

  • Anatomy & Physiology for Public Health Professionals
  • Fitness & Wellness
  • Nutrition & Wellness
  • Global & Environmental Health
  • Principles of Epidemiology
  • Public Health & Aging

 

Potential Career Paths

  • Epidemiologist
  • Community Health Worker
  • Environmental Scientists
  • Biostatistician
  • Healthcare Social Workers

Online Learning

Point University offers the public health program in a fully-online format. Online students engage in asynchronous learning through a course website that facilitates interaction with their instructor and classmates.

At Point University, you’ll develop critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, all while learning to be an effective leader. Learning more about our online programs is easy, simply fill out the form above to request free information. Discover your place in the Point family today!