BS Public Health: A Closer Look

BS Public Health: A Closer Look

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“People who are interested in pursuing public health really want to make a difference in the community,” says JWU professor Cara Sammartino, PhD, MSPH.

Take a step towards a career of helping others through Johnson & Wales University’s online public health bachelor’s degree program. Healthcare occupations will be growing much faster than average at 18 percent in the next seven years, according to The Bureau of Labor Statistics. Prepare yourself to enter the public health industry as an educated problem solver and critical thinker.

What Courses Do Public Health Students Take?

Students will ground their education in foundational principles, while also exploring deeper the biologic, socioeconomic, and behavioral aspects of health and wellness.

“All of the material is timely,” said Sammartino. “ Students get involved with the news and politics and data. And I think they have a lot of fun with what we have to offer.”

Students will learn from distinguished professors like Sammartino, PhD, MSPH, a health services investigator with over nine years of professional experience in the health and wellness industry.

While pursuing your online degree in public health, you will take major courses like:

  • Determinants of Health
  • Cooking for Health & Wellness
  • Public Health
  • Global Health
  • Epidemiology Comparative Healthcare Systems
  • And more

In addition, students have the opportunity to take elective courses in management, which can help to prepare them for positions in health administration, consulting, and policy administration.

What Career Opportunities are Available to Public Health Graduates?

Upon graduating, students in this program will be prepared for entry-level public health positions in education, health promotion, and more.

“I know what employers want, and they want individuals who really have the cognitive capacity to use data to make strong decisions,” said Sammartino.

Graduates will develop the necessary skills needed to take on a number of professions in the field, such as:

  • Health educator
  • Medical and health services manager
  • Community health worker
  • And More

Begin your public health career with a bachelor’s degree from JWU Online!

Want to learn more about earning your public health degree with Johnson & Wales University’s College of Online Education? For more information, complete the Request Info form on this page or call 855-JWU-1881.

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