Public Health

Delivery Method: On-Campus, Online
Type: Concentration of Physical Education

Overview

Health problems have plagued our society since the beginning of time, and they will continue to do so. However, you can have a positive effect as you explore the mind-body link between mental health and individual wellness and discover how to provide individuals and communities the resources and support they need to live healthy lives.

As a student in UW-Superior’s public health program, you will investigate health and environmental issues as they relate to the global community. You’ll learn about the interconnectedness of organizations, resources and people in this area.

Choose from the following areas of focus:

  • Public health
  • Maternal child health

*This concentration is comprehensive and does not require a minor. The program is available on campus and online.

Unique Opportunities

Through a concentration in public health at UW-Superior, you will:

  • Learn how to build community partnerships and coalitions to identify and solve health problems
  • Examine health education theories and create professional health promotion plans based on research and theory
  • Understand addictions and the roles of family, prevention, intervention and treatment
  • Study nutrition and how it impacts overall health

Students majoring in public health often pursue public health careers, such as:

  • Nursing
  • Corporate trainer
  • Drug and alcohol counselor
  • Health information administrator/technician
  • Federal food inspector
  • Wellness coordinator
  • AIDS educator
  • Weight management specialist
  • Community health educator
  • Mental health program manager
  • Dietitian

Further specialize your education and build your resume with the following certifications offered at UW-Superior:

  • First aid
  • CPR
  • AED
  • Lifeguard
  • Water safety instruction

UW-Superior’s public health curriculum has been aligned with the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) national standards.

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