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Welcome to the Department of Public Health!

The KPCOM Department of Public Health is comprised of the Master of Public Health and the Bachelor of Science in Public Health. The synergy of these two programs offers the Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine and Nova Southeastern University (NSU) the opportunity to provide a firm foundation designed to meet the training and education necessary for a formidable public health workforce. The implementation of the BSPH in 2017 was in response to a national call from the Institute of Medicine for integration of public health in health-professions education, as well as the introduction of public health into undergraduate education as a whole.

Bachelor of Science in Public Health

Set your goal toward a future in one of the most in-demand fields in healthcare - obtain a Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH). This unique undergraduate program provides students with a strong foundation of population health, social and environmental determinants of health, and strategies related to disease prevention and health promotion—all critical to addressing health threats and strengthening the public health workforce. Students who complete this program will have a solid foundation in public health that is crafted from a combination of hands-on experiences, global and domestic travel opportunities, and faculty-led instruction.

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Master of Public Health Online and Onsite

Earn Your M.P.H. in One Year (4 semesters) or Up to Five Years With Flexible Online or In Person Evening Classes

Reap the benefits of a public health degree with the NSU forward-thinking Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) program. Based in NSU’s Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine (KPCOM), the M.P.H. program prepares you to define, critically assess, and resolve health challenges by applying theories, concepts, and principles of public health.

Leverage a flexible curriculum designed to accommodate a diversity of backgrounds and individual career goals with the online and on-site options. The M.P.H. curriculum is fundamentally the same for both online and on-site students, with the exception of the modality of learning.

You will be exposed to research and community projects in mental health, genetics, oral health, health disparities, and global health, among other topics. Students will benefit from faculty members from diverse backgrounds who bring a broad range of their own experiences and expertise to the classroom.

The demand for public health professionals is growing as a result of emerging and reemerging diseases, environmental health concerns, health care reform, and sociopolitical factors affecting health worldwide. Gain the tools and expertise to work in a variety of settings with a myriad of populations. Together, let us prepare our communities for a healthier future.

Be the Leader your Community Needs for a Healthier Future with a Master of Public Health Degree at NSU.

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To be a trusted academic public health resource center for students, communities, public health organizations, health care centers, and policymakers, dedicated to improved local and global health outcomes and equity.
To develop a competent public health workforce that improves the health of the population through education, research, and service, with an emphasis on multicultural and underserved populations.

Goal 1: Education - To provide quality and broad-based education in public health.

Goal 2: Research/Scholarly Activity - To contribute to the discovery and application of knowledge in public health, with an emphasis on multicultural and underserved populations.

Goal 3: Service - To provide public health leadership and service in the community, with an emphasis on multicultural and underserved populations.

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