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UndergraduatePublic Health

Public Health

Mission – To prepare graduates to partner with and serve individuals, families, and communities within a Christian worldview.

Public Health majors work closely with advisors in the development of an individualized curriculum designed to prepare students for graduate and professional school, or for entry into their chosen healthcare career.

According to the American Public Health Association, responsibilities of professionals in public health fields include speaking out for health policies that promote healthy behaviors and environments, providing science-based solutions to problems, and educating the public on ways to remain healthy.

Careers in healthcare are growing quickly and are expected to continue to do so until 2029. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the following are job projections for the five fastest growing public health professions:

  • Epidemiologists – increase 5% until 2029
  • Biostatisticians – increase 33% until 2029
  • Medical & Health Services Managers & Administrators – increase 32% until 2029
  • Environmental Scientists & Specialists – increase 8% until 2029
  • Health Educators & Community Health Workers – increase 13% until 2029
  • Professional faculty are highly qualified and experienced engage with students to educate and support them in every capacity.
  • Advisors work with Public Health majors provide mentoring relationships to guide students for academic success and career preparation.
  • During their last semester, seniors complete an experiential practicum with healthcare professionals in a site related to the students’ desire career path.
  • Dr. Carol Dorough, Dean, School of Nursing and Health Sciences
  • Dr. Pheba George, Assistant Professor of Biological and Health Sciences; Coordinator for Health Sciences

Check out the catalog for a complete list of the requirements, courses, and objectives for the Public Health program.

All MVNU students are invited to participate in our many other service and learning trips.

MVNU has many endowed scholarships available for students.

  • Public Health officer
  • Public Health educator
  • Health services manager or administrator
  • Environmental scientist
  • Health educator
  • Researchers
  • Nutritionist
  • Community health worker
  • Epidemiology
  • Biostatics
  • Public health policymaker
  • First responder
  • Restaurant inspector

The PEOPLE are what make this place so special. Thank you MVNU for the best four years of my life!

Ben Hoar, ‘15