Community and Public Health Learning Outcomes:

  1. Concepts and applications of basic statistic;
  2. Foundations of biological and life sciences and the concepts of health and disease;
  3. History and philosophy of public health as well as its core values, concepts, and functions across the globe and in society;
  4. Basic concepts, methods & tools of public health data collection, use & analysis & why evidence-based approaches are an essential part of public health practice;
  5. Concepts of population health, & the basic processes, approaches & interventions that identify & address the major health-related needs & concerns of populations;
  6. Underlying science of human health & disease, including opportunities for promoting & protecting health across the life course;
  7. Socioeconomic, behavioral, biological, environmental & other factors that impact human health & contribute to health disparities;
  8. Fundamental concepts & features of project implementation, including planning, assessment & evaluation;
  9. Fundamental characteristics & organizational structures of the US health system as well as the differences between systems in other countries;
  10. Basic concepts of legal, ethical, economic & regulatory dimensions of health care & public health policy & the roles, influences & responsibilities of the different agencies & branches of government;
  11. Basic concepts of public health-specific communication, including technical & professional writing & the use of mass media & electronic technology.


Career Paths in Community and Public Health:

  1. Policy & Management
    • Regional Advisor
    • Program Director
    • Informatics Consultant
    • Administrative Coordinator
    • Legislative Policy Advisor
  2. Community Health
    • Family Planning Health Educator
    • Case Manager
    • Harm Reduction and Recovery Specialist
    • Dietician
    • Healthcare Social Worker
  3. Environmental Health
    • Water Treatment Specialist
    • Food Inspector
    • Industrial Hygiene Officer
    • Climate Engagement Specialist
  4. Epidemiology
    • Statistical Programmer Epidemiologist
    • Microbiologist
    • Clinical Research Coordinator
    • Biostatistician
  5. Emergency Preparedness & Response
    • Mobile Crisis Case Manager
    • Emergency Management Data Analyst
    • Safety Coordinator
    • Emergency Medical Technician
  6. Occupational Health & Safety
    • Ergonomics and Injury Prevention Trainer
    • Safety Consultant
    • Safety and Occupational Health Specialist