Bachelors of Science
in Public Health
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What Can You Do With a BS in Public Health Degree?
Are you ready to develop problem-solving skills and get hands-on experience with data and analytics? Solving real-world challenges through statistical methods is the core of the Master of Science in Data Analytics program at National University. Three specializations are available to choose from — business analytics, database analytics, and health analytics — all of which cover specific nuances related to their areas of expertise.
To address the spectrum of issues in data analytics, this curriculum has been designed to include core courses in statistical topics as well as areas for advanced applications of data analytics in unique fields. Advanced topics include how to develop, implement, and maintain the hardware and software tools needed to make efficient and effective use of big data, including databases, data marts, data warehouses, machine learning, and analytic programming. State-of-the-art analytical software will be used in all courses.
The MS in Data Science program is designed for adult learners and can be completed in as few as 14 months with four-week classes. Faculty is made up of trained experts in the field who can offer career-focused knowledge and practical skills for analysis and data structures. Previous academic studies or industrial experience in such areas as math, statistics, computer programming, engineering, or science are helpful prerequisites for this master’s program. This degree is appropriate for both experienced professionals and recent college graduates.
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Program Learning Outcomes
- Explain the core principles of public health and their relationship to the health status of groups, communities, and populations at the local, state, national, and international levels.
- Describe behavioral and non-behavioral variables contributing to morbidity and mortality.
- Describe the contributions of health disparities to morbidity and mortality among specific groups and communities.
- Assess the need for health promotion programs in response to the characteristics of diverse communities of interest using primary and secondary data.
- Choose appropriate strategies and tactics to influence behavioral, environmental, and public policy change to address the health needs in a given community.
- Evaluate the progress and outcomes of prevention programs in meeting stated goals, objectives and standards.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Public Health professionals help organizations and entities educate and inform constituents regarding matters of public health in areas such as community health, health administration, strategic planning, epidemiology and planning/preparation/intervention. They serve from a variety of perspectives as leaders, educators, consultants, or analysts in areas such as behavioral health, healthcare/insurance, social work, biostatistics, nursing, and quality improvement.
According to Emsi labor market analytics and economic data1, federal, state, and local governments, managed healthcare/insurance providers, academic research institutions, healthcare systems, and consulting/policy firms are among the top employers of workers with a BS in Public Health. Emsi also confirms some of the top job titles for professionals who have earned this degree include:
- Infection Preventionists
- Health Educators
- Public Health Nurses
- Epidemiologists, Nurse Epidemiologists
- Environmental Health Specialists
- Program Managers, Coordinators
- Community Health Workers
- Research Assistants
- Data, Healthcare Data Analysts
- Public Health Specialists
In today’s active employment market, there are a variety of skills that are in demand for public health professionals including:
- Health Administration
- Health Promotion
- Medical Records (analysis)
- Community Outreach
- Program Development
SOURCE: Emsi Labor Analyst- Report. Emsi research company homepage at https://www.economicmodeling.com/company/ (Report viewed: 2/17/2022). DISCLAIMER: The data provided is for Informational purposes only. Emsi data and analysis utilizes government sources to provide insights on industries, demographics, employers, in-demand skills, and more to align academic programs with labor market opportunities. Cited projections may not reflect local or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth. Current and prospective students should use this data with other available economic data to inform their educational decisions.
Yes. At National University, you can complete the bachelor’s in public health program completely online, and gain the skills needed to prepare for various roles in health care or social services. There is no substitute for hands-on, real-world experience, which is also a part of the program
The Bachelor of Science in Public Health degree provides the knowledge and applicable skills for individuals looking to work on the forefront of health and social issues that impact a community in need. The program allows for real-world experience and working with faculty who are professionals in the field for the most relevant insights.
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