Get an understanding of public health, global health, epidemiology, and community health planning.
With the Minor in Public Health, you will be introduced to various determinants affecting health from global, national, community, and local perspectives, focusing on populations, prevention, and the evidence-based practice of public health. You will examine health in the developing world from a population and prevention perspective, and you will learn basic epidemiologic concepts and how they are applied to everyday problems, e.g., hazards in food supplies and risks associated with lifestyle. The program emphasizes community analysis—defining and verifying community health problems and establishing goals and objectives to improve outcomes.
WHAT YOU WILL DO:
- Acquire basic knowledge and practice skills that will prepare you to pursue a career in a public health–related profession
- Discover the importance of prevention strategies in improving health and well-being
- Develop a data analysis plan for evaluation and research related to health education and promotion