Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

Public Health

Promote healthy lifestyles across diverse communities and populations.

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Curriculum based on public health foundational competencies to prepare you for career advancement
Accessible, supportive faculty to help you accomplish your academic and professional goals
Practical and hands-on experience through applied practice learning activities in the community, culminating in a capstone project

Public Health, B.S. Overview

The 100% online bachelor’s degree in public health from the University of West Florida will give you a unique skill set to respond to modern public health problems with innovative and practical solutions. Public health needs are growing across the globe, which means the need for qualified, credentialed public health professionals is also expanding.

Through the online public health bachelor’s degree, you’ll have the opportunity to develop advanced skills in population health needs assessment and analysis of health equity and disparities across populations. Our program can help you gain the necessary competencies for employment at the local, state, national and international levels.

The online B.S. in Public Health from the University of West Florida will empower you to enter industries in government, corporate settings, nonprofit organizations and healthcare providers. Or you can graduate prepared for advanced study.

The online B.S. in Public Health follows guidelines established by the Council on Education in Public Health (CEPH). As a result, you will engage in relevant topics:

  • Content knowledge in the core areas of public health to promote health across diverse communities
  • Plan, implement and evaluate health programs and initiatives
  • Workplace hazards and the significance of effective management in occupational health and safety initiatives
  • How public health practices function within the United States legal system
  • Epidemiology and how the spread of disease affects different populations
  • Public health responses to structural, technological and natural disasters
  • The U.S. healthcare system from a public health perspective

Candidates for The Online Public Health Program Include:

  • Students seeking careers in promoting public health initiatives across an array of industries
  • Students aiming to advance their careers in community-based engagement
  • Students wishing to pursue graduate study in public health in the future

Learning Outcomes

  • Locate problem areas related to public health and critically address them to benefit community members
  • Promote public health initiatives that analyze and incorporate public health information to improve population health
  • Manage projects that support team collaboration toward community health-based outcomes
  • Apply ethical public health knowledge that complies with regulatory requirements laid out in the field of public health