Bachelor of Science
The Bachelor of Science in Public Health degree provides a professionally focused understanding of public health in America and abroad including the science, psychology, and sociology associated with public health issues. You will study public law, policy, and administration associated with the administration of public health along with its management, finances, and structure. A concentrated focus on health and wellness brings courses in nutrition, exercise and sports psychology, motivation, and performance.
This online degree program is intended for professionals seeking advancement in the public health field or who desire to enter the field as as a community health worker or educator, dietitian, nutritionist, health services manager, or occupational health and safety technician.
The curriculum for this online bachelor’s program is reviewed by an advisory council of industry experts for relevancy to today’s marketplace. Course topics include:
- Research, analytics, and written communication
- Public healthcare administration
- The U.S. healthcare system
- Quarantine theory, history, and contemporary issues
- Epidemiology, biology, and chemistry
- Emergency and disaster management
- Crisis communication and media management
- Chemical, biological, and radiological hazards
- Addiction and substance abuse
- Fitness, health literacy, and wellness
- Nutrition and exercise physiology
In addition to the institutional and degree level learning objectives, graduates of this program are expected to achieve these learning outcomes:
- Apply organizational design principles to the unique healthcare organization construct.
- Perform macro and microeconomic analyses of healthcare production and costs.
- Critically analyze the healthcare system in the United States.
- Create a plan for efficient healthcare system management.
- Develop an ethical system to analyze moral issues in public health services delivery.
- Discuss epidemiological issues in society.
- Appraise the U.S. medical care system, its problems, and potential for reform.
- Analyze international and comparative public health concepts, approaches, and systems.
Concentrations are designed to help you group courses together so you can further specialize in your field and pursue a more focused path to degree completion. You will be asked to select a concentration when you enroll in this program.
Explore the concentrations available for this program.
Health and Wellness
Focuses on nutrition and health, and analyzes human food choices from an ecological, political, and sociological perspective. Looks at the psychological effects of exercise and discusses issues related to personality factors and exercise motivation. Provides instruction on psychological skills training program development, which incorporates theories of anxiety reduction, imagery training, and effective goal setting.
- SPHE295 - Foundations of Nutrition
- PSYC460 - Sports Psychology
- SPHE314 - Exercise Physiology
- SOCI315 - Food and Culture
- SOCI423 - Sociology of Health and Illness
- All undergraduate programs require a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent (i.e. GED).
- New undergraduate students may be asked to complete our College Readiness Assessment (ADMN100). If you have successfully completed 9 or more hours of college credit, you may reach out to your admission representative to inquire about waiving this requirement.
- If you have previous college experience, you will be asked to submit your transcripts from previous schools where you earned academic credit.
- There is no fee to complete our admission application. View steps to apply.
Selecting the right program to meet your educational goals is a key step in ensuring a successful outcome. If you are unsure of which program to choose, or need more information, please contact an admission representative at 877-777-9081 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Military-Affiliated Students* = $250/credit hour
All Other Students = $270/credit hour
*To help minimize out-of-pocket costs, we offer a tuition grant for U.S. active-duty servicemembers, Guard, Reserve, military spouses and dependents, and veterans that caps undergraduate tuition at the military TA limit. See all military-affiliated student benefits.
Paying for School
Because our university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), (the same as the Ohio State University, Univ. of Chicago, and U.S. Air Force Academy, to name a few), we can accept the following forms of financial aid and payments:
Ways to Save
Undergraduate Book Grant
Ebooks are provided at no cost if you are enrolled in undergraduate courses for credit. The undergraduate book grant is estimated to save $250 per academic semester if you are registered as a full-time student.
Accelerate your degree completion by taking full advantage of our transfer credit options, including credit for your previous college courses, military service schools, American Council on Education (ACE) and College Level Examination Program (CLEP) tests, and prior learning experiences.
The university has educational partnerships with many employers and associations. Be sure to accurately enter your employer information when you complete our admissions application. Your employer might also offer a tuition reimbursement plan as one of your benefits.