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Choose the Capella Accelerated Master's Pathway (AMP) option for your BS in Public Health degree program and start taking master's-level courses, which could potentially save you up to $6,000 on your MPH.
Enroll in a qualified program and apply for an $5K Capella Progress Reward, a scholarship to help fund your bachelor’s degree.
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Our affiliate, Sophia Learning, is a self-paced, online option for fulfilling bachelor’s requirements, included in tuition for Capella students.*
If your employer or organization is a partner with Capella, you may be eligible for a tuition discount.
*All transfer and PLA credit must be completed prior to starting any program in the FlexPath format. Any professional certification or external courses taken concurrently with FlexPath enrollment cannot be recognized in the Capella degree program.
Capella’s online bachelor’s in public health program provides students with foundational knowledge in the core areas of biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental health, social determinants, and public health policy and management.
Introduction to Theories of Social and Behavioral Change
Learners in this course gain fundamental knowledge of the theories of social and behavioral change that guide public health professionals in understanding health behaviors in the contexts in which they occur. Learners analyze the theories that influence health behaviors and public engagement activities as well as gain perspectives of why and how people behave the way they do. In addition, learners examine the structural and social barriers to better health and determine the ways in which they can design comprehensive solutions to eliminate those barriers.
|4 quarter credits|
Introduction to Biostatistics
This course introduces learners to fundamental statistical data analysis for individual and community health. Throughout the course, learners examine basic statistics and how they are applied in public health. Learners also develop and demonstrate an awareness of the statistical software tools used for analysis and explore the major methodologies used in public health to determine policy and practice.
|4 quarter credits|
Introduction to Epidemiology
In this course, learners examine core principles of epidemiology, including the prevention of chronic diseases, how disease spreads across populations, and how public health interventions can help control or reduce that spread. In addition, learners gain an understanding of patterns, causes, and effects of health and disease conditions; statistical evaluation, analysis, and interpretation; and the impact of health and disease social determinants on the health of individuals and the community. Learners also explore epidemiology as a social science by reviewing the social causes and consequences of health.
|4 quarter credits|
Introduction to Public Health Policy and Management
In this course, learners build and demonstrate a broad understanding of how public health and policy intersect in the United States and how public health services, programs, and policies are developed, managed, and funded. Throughout the course, learners analyze the key drivers of policies and legislation that impact public and private health care systems, individuals, and the overall population.
|4 quarter credits|
Introduction to Environmental Health
Learners in this course investigate the relationships between people and their environment, and the promotion of environmentally healthy and safe communities. Learners also examine the effects of climate change on public health and how to identify and prevent hazardous agents in air, water, soil, and food and in occupations from adversely affecting human health on a short or long term basis. Prerequisite(s): PUBH4009 and PUBH4012.
|4 quarter credits|
The right education can change everything. Discover your path toward meeting your professional or personal goals in the field of public health.
Discover careers to explore with a public health degree.
Public health officials play a vital role in researching and educating the public on infectious diseases.
A look at developing public health issues and leadership characteristics required to address them.
Here are just some of the career paths you could explore with our Bachelor of Science in Public Health.
*These are examples intended to serve as a general guide. Some positions may prefer or even require previous experience, licensure, certifications, and/or other designations along with a degree. Because many factors determine what position an individual may attain, Capella cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific job title, a promotion, salary increase, or other career outcome. We encourage you to research requirements for your job target and career goals.
While the public health field offers a variety of career paths and focus areas, here are some of the more common paths:
Evaluate public health policies to determine their impacts and make recommendations in hopes of improving the overall well-being of a community.
Prepare for roles in public health agencies or nonprofit organizations that focus on identifying problem areas for current public health policies and developing new policies while improving current ones.
Assist individuals and communities with voluntary behavior changes and healthy adaptions to maintain a good health status and to stay free from injury, violence, and disease.
Prepare for roles in community health centers and health care organizations that advocate for and assess the community’s needs by developing programs designed to teach the community about health topics.
Develop and present wellness programs in local communities, centered on protecting the health of populations and improving quality of life.
Prepare for roles in community health centers and nonprofit organizations that advocate for and assess the community’s needs.
Multiple factors, including prior experience, geography, and degree field, affect career outcomes, and Capella does not guarantee a job, promotion, salary increase, or other career growth.
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