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Bachelor of Science in Public Health

Comments Sought for CEPH Reaccreditation
The Department of Public Health at the Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine at Nova Southeastern University is participating in the reaccreditation by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). The official site visit is set for March 25–26, 2021. Faculty and staff members, students, alumni, community members and other interested parties are invited to provide feedback to the CEPH site-visit team, which will accept third-party comments via email at until February 25, 2021.

Set your goal toward a future in one of the most in-demand fields in healthcare - obtain a Bachelor of Science in Public Health (B.S.P.H.). This unique undergraduate program integrates a health science core curriculum with progressive public health topics influencing populations on a global and local scale today. Students who complete this program will have a solid foundation in public health that is crafted from a combination of hands-on experience and faculty-led instruction.


To develop a public health and healthcare workforce to improve population health and health equity through research, service, and dynamic learning experiences.

What You’ll Study

The Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine’s (KPCOM) B.S.P.H. creates the basis for an integrated approach to instruction with ample learning opportunities for interprofessional engagement. Students are guided through the curriculum by faculty and later fully immersed into community-based public health settings during local, domestic, and global outreach experiences. Each semester expands the student’s breadth of understanding public health through challenging activities, interactive lectures, outreach opportunities, and guest speakers from the public health sector.

How You’ll Learn More

NSU’s Public Health and KPCOM faculty share their expertise in areas relevant to public health, such as global health, social and behavioral health sciences, epidemiology, environmental and occupational health, and healthcare systems. The interprofessional education and experiences of our faculty offer students a realistic look into the benefits, rewards, and challenges of public health.

Unique Opportunities

  • Be a part of the first program in the nation to offer a seven-year dual-admission option in the B.S.P.H./ Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine program.
  • Participate in public health global and local outreach opportunities abroad with NSU-KPCOM faculty, medical students, and graduate public health students.
  • Gain real world experience through public health community-based experiences that reinforce the application of public health methods, principles, and practices.
  • Engage with fellow students and faculty in a hands-on environment, facilitating active learning and skill mastery.

Where It Can Take You

Completing an undergraduate degree in public health can open doors to a myriad of career and graduate education opportunities. Students with B.S.P.H. degrees often continue their educational path by pursuing a Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) or a degree in the health professions. This unique program also prepares future physicians through an established track of completing the bachelor's in three or four years followed by a four-year Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) degree.

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