Public Health

What Can I Do With a Major in Public Health?

The HHP major in Public Health prepares the student to work with individuals, groups, and families in the worksite, university, nonprofit or governmental setting, providing a solid foundational program combined with certifications, and offering practical experience through internship.  Public Health majors can minor in Sports Management, Human Performance & Health Promotion or Coaching to enhance career opportunities. 

Employment Settings

Nonprofit Organization
Assisted Living Facility
Chiropractic Office
Community Center
Dance Studio
Health Club
Health Insurance Company
International Health Organization
Mental Health Facility
Nursing Care Facility
Pharmaceutical Sales Industry
Private Health Clinic
Public Health Agency
Rehabilitation Center
Substance Abuse Clinic
University Health Center
Youth Center

The Public Health major leads to many community health fields such as:

  • Nursing
  • Corporate Trainer
  • Drug and Alcohol Counselor
  • Health Information Administrator/Technician
  • Wellness Coordinator
  • AIDS Educator
  • Weight Management Specialist
  • Personal Stress Manager
  • Industrial Hygienist
  • Hospital/Managed Care Administrator
  • Community Health Educator
  • Fitness Instructor
  • Data Specialist
  • Dietician
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Chiropractic
  • Physician Assistant
  • Mental Health Program Manager

Work Activities in Public Health might be to:

  • Monitor health status to identify community health problems
  • Observe and investigate health problems and hazards in the community
  • Inform, educate and empower people about health issues
  • Build community partnerships and coalitions to identify and solve health problems
  • Develop policies which support individual and community health promotion
  • Enforce laws and regulations which protect health and safety
  • Research new solutions to identified health problems
  • Provide screening services for individuals
  • Develop public media campaigns
  • Act to change government policy