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Public Health Major

The public health major at Grand View University prepares students to promote health in individuals and communities. Public health is a broad major, including components of biology, epidemiology, kinesiology, economics, psychology, statistics, business and communication. Upon completing the program, students will be prepared for a career in a governmental agency, non-profit organization, educational setting or business; as a community health worker, health education specialist, or worksite health promotion professional; or to enter a Master’s in Public Health program.  

Why Grand View?

  • Blended Coursework - The public health major includes both in-person and online coursework.
  • Interdisciplinary - Students will be exposed to a variety of disciplines including biology, kinesiology, political science, communications, psychology and business.
Career Options
Students will be prepared for the following types of jobs:
  • Community Health Worker
  • Health Education Specialist
  • Worksite Health Promotion Professional
  • Health Care Administrator
  • Prevention Specialist
  • Or to enter a Master’s in Public Health program
Course Requirements
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Why Public Health?

Public health concerns such as decreasing life expectancy, increasing obesity rate, and managing infectious disease outbreaks are of increasing concern in the United States. As such, there is a need for passionate, productive individuals in the field. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), overall employment of health education specialists and community health workers is projected to grow 17 percent from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations. The Public Health program at Grand View University allows students to gain the knowledge and skills required to combat these pressing issues and enter a rapidly growing workforce.

What You Can Expect

In the Public Health program, we repeatedly expose you to career opportunities. The major was designed to provide you with the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for success in your future endeavors. You will gain real-world, hands-on, experiential learning during your culminating internship experience.

This field is changing quickly in response to the aging population, increased cost of health care, and the understanding of the important role lifestyle factors play in one’s health. 

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