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Center for Global Health and Medical Diplomacy
The Department of Public Health offers undergraduate programs culminating in a Bachelor of Health Administration (B.H.A.) degree and a Bachelor of Science in Health (B.S.H.) degree. The Department also offers a minor in public health for students outside of the College. The B.H.A. degree is designed to prepare graduates for entry-level administrative positions in hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, mental health organizations, insurance companies, medical group practices public agencies, and many other types of health care organizations. It also serves to help enhance careers of students already working in the health services industry. Students interested in long term care management may select course work and an internship that will allow them to qualify to take the Florida Nursing Home Administrator’s licensing examination. An opportunity to pursue other special interests is provided with selection of 9-12 hours of elective course work. The B.S.H. degree offers a concentration in Community Health. Community Health professionals encourage healthy lifestyles and wellness through informing both individuals and communities about behaviors to prevent disease and illness. Careers include developing, planning, managing, or evaluating health promotion and disease prevention programs, grant writing, public health research and mass media campaigns. Graduates are typically employed in (1) governmental and non-profit health agencies, (2) health care facilities, (3) work site wellness programs or (4) school settings.
Individuals interested in health teacher certification in Florida should complete the professional education 15-semester hour minor and contact the College of Education and Human Services (COEHS) Academic Advising Office, (904) 620-2530.
A University-wide minor in Public Health is available for non-Health Science majors. Students interested in the Public Health minor should contact the Brooks College of Health Advising Office at (904) 620-620-2812. Departments or divisions that wish to offer a minor in Public Health may do so provided they complete the requirements.
The Department of Public Health offers graduate programs in Master of Health Administration, Master of Public Health, Master of Science in Health (Specialization in Geriatric Management), and Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Certificate in Public Health, and Certificate in Aging Services. Students applying to the master program must have a earned baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university recognized by the University of North Florida. Click here to see admission and degree requirements.
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