Bachelor Degree in Public Health in North America

Best Bachelor Degrees in Public Health in North America 2017

Public Health

A bachelor is a four-year degree that allows students to choose their concentration and field of study. Many schools offer part-time schooling options so that students who wish to earn a bachelor’s degree can do so even while working or caring for family.

The United States of America commonly called the United States, is a federal republic consisting of fifty states and a federal district. The 48 contiguous states and the federal district of Washington, D.C. are in first North America between Canada and Mexico. The state of Alaska is in northwestern North America, west of Canada and east of Russia across the Bering Strait, and the state of Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid-North Pacific. The country also has five populated and nine unpopulated territories in the Pacific and the Caribbean.

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Bachelor of Science in Public Health Degree

Goodwin College
Campus or Online Full time September 2017 USA East Hartford

With today’s lightning-fast advancements in travel and technology, the most remote corners of the globe can seem as close as next door. And along with these exciting opportunities for increased contact comes the serious responsibility of safeguarding our public health. [+]

Top Bachelor Degrees in Public Health in North America 2017. With today’s lightning-fast advancements in travel and technology, the most remote corners of the globe can seem as close as next door. And along with these exciting opportunities for increased contact comes the serious responsibility of safeguarding our public health. No one likes to think about public health emergencies like SARS and the Zika virus, but they are certain to happen. When they do, we need to be as prepared as possible to manage their effects. Committed, trained professionals — someone like you — are needed to step up, respond, and protect our communities from these threats to our collective safety. Goodwin’s career-focused Public Health curriculum, taught by industry content experts, will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to stand out in this critically important field. Unlike many other public health programs in the state, Goodwin offers comprehensive training that will prepare you for a wide variety of career paths upon graduation. You can take classes during the day or evening, and coursework is available in a hybrid online/on-campus format that provides you with the flexibility you need to complete your degree without putting your life on hold. More than ever, we need trained professionals who can respond to public health emergencies, infectious disease outbreaks, and chronic disease epidemics like diabetes and obesity. You will deliver health interventions, collect and analyze data, provide counseling and support, and help connect individuals to organizations that improve health. As a... [-]

Bachelor in Occupational Safety & Health

University of Central Missouri
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Warrensburg

Applying the skills learned in this program reduces potential safety, security and health losses. Safety science professionals are in demand, and UCM's Occupational Safety and Health program prepares you for a rewarding career in this field. [+]

Applying the skills learned in this program reduces potential safety, security and health losses. Safety science professionals are in demand, and UCM's Occupational Safety and Health program prepares you for a rewarding career in this field. Why Choose Occupational Safety and Health at UCM? UCM's Occupational Safety and Health program is ASAC-ABET accredited. Career placement rates for safety science graduates are very high. In addition to achievement awards, UCM's safety programs have more than nine scholarships available to students. What will I study? You'll learn the safety sciences issues faced in local, national and global contexts, and how to identify technical solutions to occupational safety and health problems. Courses include: Accident Investigation Industrial Fire Protection Industrial Ventilation for Environment Safety and Health Safety and Health Lab What can I do with a degree in Occupational Safety and Health? Construction Safety Director of Environmental Health Director of Public Health Health and Safety Officer Medical Clinic Director How can I get involved outside the classroom? At UCM, we value engaging learning experiences that include student involvement and service-learning projects. In Occupational Safety and Health, there are several involvement opportunities: American Society of Safety Engineers American Industrial Hygiene Association Rho Sigma Kappa Honor Society Collegiate Firefighters Association Air and Waste Management Association [-]

Bachelor in Public Health

University of Tampa College of Natural and Health Sciences
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Tampa

The B.S. in Public Health degree program is designed for students primarily interested in the improvement of health and prevention of disease and disability. The program mission is to improve health [+]

Bachelor of Science in Public Health

The B.S. in Public Health degree program is designed for students primarily interested in the improvement of health and prevention of disease and disability. The program mission is to improve health throughout the lifespan. The program focuses on:

Identifying social and behavioral determinants of health, Developing and evaluating interventions and policies leading to the improvement of population health, and Preparing professionals for leadership positions in advocacy and public health service.

Upon completion of the program, students will be well qualified for graduate studies and/or leadership roles in public and private organizations. These organizations may include hospitals, group practices, community health centers, and community-based nonprofit organizations, public and private corporations, foundations, workplaces, schools, colleges, and local, state and federal public health agencies.... [-]


Bachelor in Global Health Studies

Allegheny College
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Meadville

Founded on the belief that undergraduate liberal education can play an essential role in meeting the world’s health challenges, the GHS program draws upon Allegheny’s longstanding commitments to civic engagement, diverse perspectives, internationalization, project-based and interdisciplinary learning. Thanks in part to a generous grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, we have added new faculty with expertise in epidemiology and global health, designed new health-related courses, supported student research and experiential learning opportunities, and beginning in the academic year 2013-14 offered both a major and a minor in Global Health Studies. [+]

Bachelor in Global Health Studies Allegheny College is proud to be among a handful of American liberal arts colleges that boast a program in Global Health Studies (GHS). Founded on the belief that undergraduate liberal education can play an essential role in meeting the world’s health challenges, the GHS program draws upon Allegheny’s longstanding commitments to civic engagement, diverse perspectives, internationalization, project-based and interdisciplinary learning. Thanks in part to a generous grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, we have added new faculty with expertise in epidemiology and global health, designed new health-related courses, supported student research and experiential learning opportunities, and beginning in the academic year 2013-14 offered both a major and a minor in Global Health Studies. Department Facts We believe that durable solutions to the world’s health challenges must be interdisciplinary, collaborative, and combine population-based prevention with community-based clinical care. Important facts about the Global Health Studies department: An interdivisional program that promotes a multidimensional understanding of local and global health issues Particular focus on low-resource regions around the world Emphasizes the links between health and patterns of economic and social development Brings together courses on the environment, ethics, politics, economics, society, and culture Allegheny’s Global Health Studies Program seeks to cultivate future scholars, practitioners, and leaders who possess the knowledge, skills and ethical outlooks that are required to respond effectively to existing and emerging challenges. Students can deepen their understanding of global health with complementary majors and minors in other departments and programs Students are strongly... [-]

Bachelor of Applied Arts in Gerontology

St. Thomas University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Canada Fredericton

The study of Gerontology will give you academic skills, as well as self-care and self-exploration strategies. You will learn how to conduct interviews with older adults. You will learn how to design recreation and educational programs for older adults. You will learn critical thinking as you explore controversial and ethical issues in long-term care, end of life, work life, as well as images in the media and popular culture. [+]

Top Bachelor Degrees in Public Health in North America 2017. At one time, talks of aging prompted images of failing health, isolation, and lack of purpose. Today, people are living longer, healthier, and more productive lives. Gerontology is the study of changes that take place in the process of aging. Studying Gerontology at St. Thomas, you will explore the impact of the way society defines aging and how individuals actually experience and understand their own later years. You will examine aging from sociological, psychological, physical, spiritual, and philosophical perspectives. Courses focus on issues that concern older persons themselves, and range from an examination of health-care needs to the understanding of wisdom. St. Thomas is also home to The Third Age Centre, an autonomous, community-based, non-profit organization to empower older adults to maintain healthy, independent, active lifestyles. The centre conducts research and public education on issues of particular concern to older adults. We are also affiliated with the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research on Narrative. Students are often invited to be involved in projects undertaken by these centres. CRITICAL & TRANSFERABLE SKILLS The study of Gerontology will give you academic skills, as well as self-care and self-exploration strategies. You will learn how to conduct interviews with older adults. You will learn how to design recreation and educational programs for older adults. You will learn critical thinking as you explore controversial and ethical issues in long-term care, end of life, work life, as well as images in the media and popular culture. COMMON... [-]

Bachelor in Wellness

Waldorf College
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Forest City

The Waldorf Wellness Program is committed to the education and promotion of healthy lifestyles within Waldorf and the surrounding communities, through the exploration of the whole person incorporating physical, emotional, spiritual, intellectual, social, occupational, and environmental well-being... [+]

Bachelor in Wellness The Waldorf Wellness Program is committed to the education and promotion of healthy lifestyles within Waldorf and the surrounding communities, through the exploration of the whole person incorporating physical, emotional, spiritual, intellectual, social, occupational, and environmental well-being. Wellness Core Courses BIO/WEL 207 Principles of Nutrition (3) PED/WEL 221 Personal/Community Health (3) WEL 212 Stress Management (2) WEL 310 Health Promotion & Education (3) WEL 320 Nutrition for Sport & Fitness (3) WEL 350 Exercise Physiology (4) WEL 360 Fitness Measurement & Exercise Prescription (4) WEL 380 Wellness Prog. Develop/Admin (4) WEL 390 Kinesiology (3) WEL 405 Fitness Program Admin. (4) WEL 410 Experiential Wellness (3) WEL 420 Wellness Prog. w/Special Pops. (3) WEL 430 Senior Seminar (2) WEL 495 Internship (4) Total of 45 Wellness Credits Elective Concentrations Children's Wellness Exploratory Fitness Management Pre-Professional Strength and Conditioning Careers in Wellness Wellness is an appropriate undergraduate major for students applying to the following professional programs: physical therapy, occupational therapy, chiropractic medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, medicine, and veterinary medicine. Corporate wellness programs are thought to be the wave of the future as far as prevention programs (stress management, exercise programming, nutrition/diet advising) and treatment programs (smoking cessation, blood pressure management, stress mastery). There are career opportunities in wellness in hospitals, colleges/universities, large and small corporations, etc. Many health insurance companies are promoting wellness programs in order to serve a large number of people for a lower price than it would cost to treat the potential problems that each individual might... [-]