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What Can You Do With A Major In Public Health?

Public Health is a social and behavioral science with the goal of promoting healthy living while preventing disease and illness. A public health professionals' purpose is to positively influence the health behavior of individuals and communities by placing a focus on assessing community needs, planning, implementing, and evaluating health programs designed to improve health and lifestyle.


Public Health Program

Career Paths

Community Health - organize community coalitions to solve public health problems

Corporate Wellness and Fitness - planning and managing health promotion programs for employees in a variety of work settings, such as health fitness centers, hospitals, social service agencies, volunteer health organizations

Patient Health - working with other health care professionals in hospitals, long term care facilities, and other healthcare agencies in providing health education information

Research - discovering new methods to prevent disease and injury, reduce risks, and improve health of others

Environmental Health - focus on external health threats, hazards, safety concerns, and natural disasters

School and College Health - teaching school and behavioral health, providing coaching for students

Job Titles

Alcohol Educator/Counselor

Community Health Coordinator

Community Outreach Coordinator

Corporate Fitness Coordinator

Domestic Violence Educator

Family Life Educator

Health Advocate

Health Education Coordinator

Health Promotions Coordinator

Healthy Start Coordinator

Patient Education Coordinator

Prevention Program Coordinator

Public Information Specialist

Rape Prevention Educator

Teen Outreach Coordinator

Tobacco Educator

Wellness Coordinator

Employers/Work Settings


Disease Centers

Government Agencies

Health Foundations


Non-Profit Organizations

Private Health Organizations

Private Research Foundations

Public Health Departments

Wellness Centers

Professional Associations

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