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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.
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.
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.
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.