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Saint Francis University helps to bridge public health workforce gap
Mar 28 2012
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Welcome to the public health major at Saint Francis University, a place for dynamic leaders ready to make a difference by protecting the health of each and every one of us, every day, in every place. Public health professionals promote health and the prevention of disease through research, community-based interventions and public policy. What does this mean? Put simply, public health professionals strive to keep people healthy by safeguarding the places where we live, work, and play. They are often the first level of response when it comes to questions about the safety of the environment, minimizing the consequences of catastrophic events. Public health professionals battle against deadly, contagious diseases and work to reduce incidences of preventable diseases. They promote the basics of sanitation, safe food, and water, fighting for healthcare equity, quality, and accessibility. In short, public health efforts improve and save lives.
At Saint Francis University, you can earn a B.S. or a B.A. degree in public health. The B.S. option prepares students to move immediately into rewarding public health careers or further graduate training in public health, while the B.A. degree is an ideal choice for students desiring a general exposure to the principles of public health. A concentration in pre-professional studies is also available, which prepares students for careers in medicine, dentistry, optometry, podiatry, or veterinary sciences.
Welcome to the diverse and rewarding world of public health! This is an especially exciting time to consider a degree in public health. From healthcare education, equity and advocacy to occupational and environmental health and safety, the public health industry continues to expand, which creates increased demand for public health professionals and in turn rich prospects for public health graduates.
Added in response to the growing demand for capable and qualified public health professionals, the Saint Francis University public health baccalaureate major is the latest addition to the University’s quality health care program. A Saint Francis University public health degree offers an education in the liberal arts tradition, emphasizing personal and professional ethics, and builds upon the University’s nationally recognized Franciscan mission. The University places particular emphasis on developing individuals who will lead with character in our rapidly changing world.
Whether your interests are local or global; whether your passion is battling deadly diseases, fighting for health care equity, or minimize the consequences of catastrophic events, a Saint Francis University public health degree can help you achieve career goals while positively impacting the world we live in. Feel free to contact our office, schedule a tour, or visit an open house.
Thank you for your interest. We look forward to meeting you!
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