The Public Health five-year program offers an accelerated path for eligible students to complete both their undergraduate and graduate degrees in five years. The program aims to educate students from diverse backgrounds in core public health knowledge areas so that they are equipped to help prevent disease and promote health and social well-being through public health practice, leadership, research, and service. Students gain first-hand knowledge of the needs of vulnerable and diverse populations by completing interdisciplinary courses, field and volunteer experiences, and a capstone project. The BSPH/MPH five-year curriculum includes general education requirements, science courses, and major courses ranging from basic concepts of public health to informatics; epidemiology; health education; behavioral health; violence prevention; race, ethnicity, and public health; health policy; community health; and a capstone in health education and program planning.
La Salle’s five-year program offers an accelerated path for students to earn a B.S. in Public Health and Master of Public Health, preparing them to serve diverse populations and become competent health professionals.
Faculty will have expertise in Public Health and/or Nutrition, especially public health and nutrition in urban communities, and will convey this expertise via effective teaching and student advising.
Public health professionals with strong leadership, communication, and analytical skills, as well as in-depth knowledge of the complexities of health-related issues and the health care system, are in high demand.
Graduates from La Salle’s BSPH/MPH program work in the following fields:
Accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health, which assures quality in public health education and training to achieve excellence in practice, research and service, through collaboration with organizational and community partners.
Chris Picariello, ’95, remembers the opportunities provided for him at La Salle to begin his career.
The La Salle community came together on Giving Tuesday to support the future of the University.
The annual campus event celebrated Christmas and other holiday religions with a hot cocoa bar, decorating stations, and photos with Santa.