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Brooks College of Health

Department of Public Health



Through outstanding teaching, scholarship and service, the mission of the Department of Public Health is to develop competent, caring health professionals who positively impact the individuals and communities they serve. The Department of Public Health includes programs in Public Health and Clinical Mental Health Counseling, offering both undergraduate and graduate degrees. Each program has specific program competencies based on national accrediting bodies and professional organizations. The programs in this department prepare students to work in public or private healthcare settings. These programs also enhance the careers of students who currently work in Public Health or Mental Health Counseling positions. Field experience and study abroad opportunities are available to all Public Health students.


The mission of the University of North Florida (UNF) Public Health Programs is to prepare public health professionals to improve the health and well-being of communities. This mission is accomplished through excellence and innovation in teaching and public health research with a commitment to diversity, community involvement, and professional service.


The vision of the University of North Florida (UNF) Public Health Programs is to lead the way to a healthier world for all. 

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Gifts to the Public Health Department provide critical funding for student scholarships and enhance existing programs far beyond what is possible using state allocations alone.

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