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Student Learning Outcomes
Upon graduation students will:
- Interpret and integrate knowledge of human cultures and the physical and natural world in order to create a deeper understanding of the complex issues underlying public health problems and health disparities.
- Analyze and critically evaluate information from a variety of sources in order to assess the health and well-being of individuals and populations.
- Incorporate understanding of the multiple determinants of health to create successful strategies for promoting population health and evidence-based social change.
- Demonstrate professional ethics, values, and competencies and the ability to engage in collaborative approaches and teamwork for improving population health.
As recent legislation shifts healthcare toward a larger focus on prevention, job opportunities in public health are expected rise. The Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH) estimates that 250,000 more public health workers will be needed by 2020. While there are many specialties within the field of public health, most career opportunities are found in the following areas:
- Health Education/Behavioral Science
- Public Health Practice/Program Management
- Environmental Health
- International Health
- Biomedical Laboratory
- Health Services Administration