Public Health


Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Health, Bachelor of Arts in Public Health | College of Education, Health and Society, College of Arts and Science

What is Public Health?

Public Health encourages individuals and groups of people to improve and/or maintain their health status. Public Health focuses on health, not disease—although each are discussed in light of the other in order to generate critical thinking, reasoning, and other basic principles of liberal education and lifelong learning. Using key frameworks like the Ecological Model and the PRECEDE-PROCEED Model, our students understand their role in social systems and communities, both local and global, and generate an appreciation for the role that environments and health behaviors play in the quality of life of human beings across the lifespan.

What are the features of Miami’s program?

Personal attention

You have opportunities to do one-on-one research with our internationally recognized faculty, as well as independent projects and internships.

Job placement

The health field has many opportunities, and Miami's job placement rate is strong, thanks in part to the well-rounded education and practical experience students receive in internships and field experiences.

What are the special admission requirements, if any?

There are no additional admission requirements for this program.

What courses would I take?

The Public Health curriculum is cross-disciplinary in nature, focusing on the sociology, history, pedagogy, psychology, physiology, and biology of health. You're widely trained with an understanding of other related areas, such as psychology, sociology, and gerontology (study of the elderly).

Course Requirements

What can I do with this major?

Public Health is a broad field that can lead to a number of diverse career opportunities. From epidemiologists who help prevent the spread of disease to community health specialists, environmental scientists, refugee coordinators, policy analysts, and health education specialists, there are a wide variety of career choices for students in this field of study. 

Who can I contact for more information?

Public Health at Miami University
106 Phillips Hall
Oxford, OH 45056

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