Public Health- Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Health

The Public Health major leads to a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Health. The Public Health program focuses on the science and practice of disease prevention, health promotion, and public health policymaking. Public Health focuses on health, not disease. Public Health encourages individuals and groups of people to improve and/or maintain their health status. The mission of the Public Health program is to inspire future health professionals to serve the whole person and the whole of society by educating them about the socio-cultural, behavioral, psychological and biological factors that contribute to wellness and disease.

Program Requirements

Required for all majors
IES 441/IES 541Environmental Public Health3
or KNH 441/KNH 541 Environmental Public Health
KNH 125Introduction to Public Health3
or MBI 131 Community Health Perspectives
KNH 218Applied Health Behavior Change3
KNH 221Social Marketing in Public Health3
KNH 321National and Global Health Policy3
or GTY 365 Social Policy and Programs in Gerontology
MBI 361Epidemiology3
STA 261Statistics4
or STA 301 Applied Statistics
Exploring KNH Matrix
Select at least nine KNH hours outside of major/concentration but inside of KNH 19
Tracks (one required):20-23
PUBLIC HEALTH PROMOTION
Select the following:
Research and Evaluation Methods
KNH 262
Public Health Education
Public Health Communication
Public Health Planning and Evaluation
Select two of the following:
Introduction to Global Health
Aging & Health
Physical Activity and Health
KNH 424
Public Health Disparities Past and Current
Nutrition Across the Life Span
Select one of the following (1-3 hrs):
Internship
KNH 377R
Independent Studies
KNH 477R
Independent Study - Research
BEHAVIORAL PUBLIC HEALTH
Select the following:
Research and Evaluation Methods
Psychological Perspectives on Health
Psychology Of The Learner
Introduction to Psychology
and Foundational Experiences in Psychology
Public Health Communication
Public Health Planning and Evaluation
Select one of the following:
Medical Terminology for Health Professionals
Global Well-Being
Social Psychology
Abnormal Psychology
Human Behavior in the Social Environment
Student Mental Health
PSY 410P
Cap:Community Psychology
Select one of the following (1-3 hrs):
Internship
KNH 377R
Independent Studies
KNH 477R
Independent Study - Research
Total Credit Hours51-54
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 Not all KNH courses qualify for the KNH matrix. See a KNH advisor for details.