Public Health is a broad evidence-based field that aims to promote health and prevent disease in diverse communities. Public Health Professionals focus on addressing public health challenges for entire communities and populations rather than individuals or patients.
La Salle’s B.S. in Public Health program prepares students for careers and graduate-level study as advocates for improving the health and well-being of communities locally, nationally, and internationally. Courses cover a variety of public health topics, including informatics, epidemiology, health education, violence prevention, and health policy. Students gain firsthand knowledge of the needs of vulnerable and diverse populations. As a requirement of La Salle’s B.S. in Public Health, students will complete a capstone project to develop and implement a public health program that matches students’ chosen career paths and offers real-world professional experience in a public health setting.
La Salle’s Public Health program is rooted in the belief that the health and safety of the community as a whole is fundamental to the welfare of its citizens. Accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health, students from diverse disciplines and backgrounds will be prepared to work in education, health promotion, and disease prevention initiatives in their communities and around the world.
Faculty have expertise in a number of public health disciplines including biostatistics, epidemiology, community health, policy, environmental health, behavioral health as well as a myriad of public health concerns facing communities. Our faculty are also actively engaged in a number of community-based service projects and collaborations with students.
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 Public Health 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.
They were among the 27 new members of prominent physicians, experts from public health and academia, and civic leaders.
Newest members bring industry and business experience to their board roles.