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.
- Public Health officer
- Public Health educator
- Health services manager or administrator
- Environmental scientist
- Health educator
- Community health worker
- Public health policymaker
- First responder
- Restaurant inspector