Make a meaningful impact in your community and around the globe.
As a Public Health student in the Health Sciences Department at Worcester State University, you will develop into a dedicated practitioner or educator who is committed to wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention.
Through our challenging and supportive combination of coursework, field work, and faculty guidance, you’ll discover the importance of prevention strategies in improving health and well-being. You also will examine health inequalities and other emerging health challenges that impact both local and global communities. Your learning experience will incorporate technologies like smartphone applications for creating public service announcements and other health marketing techniques. You’ll have the opportunity to post research findings and create discussions about critical health topics on student-created blogs. Beyond the classroom, you’ll complete a semester-long fieldwork practicum at community organizations in Worcester and beyond.
Health Sciences Department Programs
Why study Public Health at Worcester State?
Hands-on active learning
Faculty that enjoy teaching and sharing experiences
- Addictions Counseling
- Environmental Health
- Community Health Education
- Sports Nutrition
- Drugs and Society
- Fitness for Life
- Individual Stress Management & Relaxation
- Human Sexuality and Sex Education
- Advanced Nutrition: The Prevention and Treatment of Obesity
- Mental Health Education
- Women’s Health Issues
- Creative Arts and Health
- Public Health & Global Health
- Multiculturalism & Health
- Health Ethics
Our faculty have diverse professional backgrounds and training and love sharing their knowledge.
- Health Policy and Health Care Systems
- Injury Prevention
- Medicine, Public Health and Global Health
See the diverse career paths a degree in Public Health can prepare you for.
Explore a growing range of professional opportunities with your Public Health degree from Worcester State––according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the jobs outlook for health science–related fields is up by 17%, higher than average.
Where will your Worcester State Public Health degree take you?
Meet Your Faculty
Dr. Calle received her B.S. (Nutrition 2001) at the University of Buenos Aires, College of Medicine, in Argentina; Master of Science (Human Nutrition and Metabolism 2009) and Ph.D. (Nutritional Sciences 2011) at the University of Connecticut; and [...]
During my PhD studies in Sweden, I studied the impact of nutrition, physical activity, stress, and sleep on the immune system. Specifically, I looked at how these lifestyle factors affect susceptibility to common cold and influenza. [...]
Health Sciences News
Campus Well: New digital platform for student health and wellness
Worcester State University continues to make student wellness a priority with the launch of CampusWell, a digital platform with evidence-based content and a library of student support resources.
LEI Health Ambassadors honored by City Council and CDC for outreach to underserved communities
Worcester State’s Latino Education Institute was recently honored by the Worcester City Council for its extensive outreach efforts that have benefited thousands of residents during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Faculty and Staff Trainings to Focus on Student Mental Health
It’s especially important for faculty and staff to be alert for students who may be struggling emotionally this fall because of pandemic-related stressors and anxiety around returning to the classroom, says Julie Glovin, staff counselor and mental health outreach manager.
Health Science Faculty: Focus on the Community’s Health
Faculty from the Health Sciences Department recently shared tips on staying healthy during this COVID-19 pandemic, hoping to encourage students to take the crisis seriously to protect vulnerable populations and slow the spread of the disease.
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