At the completion of the program the student will:
- Integrate scientific theories, facts, and principles with health promotion, disease prevention, health restoration, and health maintenance strategies.
- Apply culturally sensitive strategies when providing health promotion, health education, and disease prevention programs for diverse individuals, families, groups, and communities.
- Use research-based, theoretical, and public health principles as a basis for study of health and health risks for individuals, families, groups, and communities.
- Apply principles of health literacy during encounters with individuals, families, and groups.
- Provide outreach programs in communities that emphasize healthy lifestyle choices for individuals, families, groups, and communities.
- Collaborate with leaders in public health and other health care systems to address health disparities.
- Plan health care programs based on assessment of population needs and community resources.
- Evaluate health care programs based on ethical and policy standards.
- Advocate for vulnerable populations in community settings to insure improvements in the quality of life and health of underserved populations.
- Value self-directed learning for continuing educational development.
Graduates may locate employment opportunities in a wide variety of positions in the health care industry: clinical trial organizations, non-profit agencies, fundraising agencies, insurance companies, quality assurance jobs, health education organizations, health care consultation firms, health information agencies, and community health centers.