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College of Health Sciences

Public HEALTH

The Public Health profession is rapidly growing, and can lead to careers in many of the fastest growing professions throughout the country. The rise of lifestyle-related illnesses, an unsustainable increase in health care costs, and the need for preventive medicine combine to create a pivotal and exciting time to become a Public Health professional.  In addition to earning your Bachelor of Science in Public Health, all Public Health majors at CSU are also eligible to become a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) upon graduation. The field of public health is a thriving industry, and you have chosen an important time to make a difference in the well-being of our communities, schools, and workplaces.

Our Public Health major will challenge and inspire you as you focus your undergraduate studies on:

  • Assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating health promotion programs that proactively address community health challenges, prevent illness and disease, and increase quality of life
  • Educating individuals and communities on practicing and adopting healthy behaviors
  • Advocating for change that fosters health outcome improvements through promoting, implementing, and sustaining effective public health policy
  • Identifying the determinants of illness and disease and how they spread throughout populations
  • Applying economics to health care and its effect on society and the field of health sciences
  • Exploring theories of health behaviors and learning public health research methods
  • Discovering concepts of communicable and noncommunicable diseases throughout various stages of the life span with a focus on prevention
  • Gaining critical thinking skills needed to design and carry out effective health education programs in a variety of healthcare and community settings
  • Increasing cross-cultural communication and leadership skills to impact a global society 

The Public Health program promotes a vibrant and friendly academic environment that will foster your personal and professional development. Our curriculum is designed to meet national standards and encourages hands-on experience to apply what you learn in class within practical settings.

 

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