Allied health professionals such as respiratory therapists, dental hygienists, physical therapy assistants and surgical technologists are trained in community and public health practices to enhance their management and supervisory skills and increase employment options.
As a public health student, you will engage in a wide array of classes to help deepen your understanding of community and population health. This includes community health, epidemiology and communicable disease, health administration and health policy, and healthcare marketing.
There is one Bachelor of Science (BS) degree available with this major.
As an allied health professional, you can use this baccalaureate degree in a number of ways depending on your personal and professional goals, such as:
A general introduction to health, emphasizing the understanding, assessment, and management of health behaviors and disease conditions. You'll explore topics such as stress management, interpersonal relationships, sexual identity, STIs and preventative measures, exercise and weight control, addiction, and chronic disease prevention.
This course addresses concepts and principles underlying the use of educational strategies to prevent disease and promote health in a variety of settings, including community organizations, schools and colleges, clinics, hospitals, and corporations. Because this is an applied course, you and your classmates will be using different teaching methods and educational techniques in a variety of settings.
Through this course, students will gain a better understanding of current health policy issues and agendas at the federal, state, and local levels. Students will also gain skills to critically examine and influence the development, implementation, and evaluation of health policies in the United States.
Favorite Course: DPH 305: Introduction to Public Health
Expertise: Health Promotion
Favorite Course: DPH 470: Health Law and Justice
Expertise: Health Law and Policy Development
Favorite Course: DPH 409: Community Health Education Planning
Expertise: Health Education
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Southern Miss undergraduate degrees are available online, at the Hattiesburg campus, at the Gulf Park campus, and/or through a hybrid delivery that includes both online and on-campus courses.
All courses listed in the degree plan are available online. A student would not have to take a face-to-face course to complete this degree.
50 percent or more of the degree plan’s courses in Major Area of Study Requirements AND 50 percent or more of courses in Curriculum Requirement are available online. Remaining courses are face-to-face at the Hattiesburg or Gulf Park campus, as noted.
All courses are available face-to-face on the Hattiesburg campus.
All courses are available face-to-face on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.