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 policy making. 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 Public Health majors
IES 441Environmental Public Health3
or KNH 441 Environmental Public Health
KNH 125Introduction to Public Health3
or MBI 131 Community Health Perspectives
KNH 218Applied Health Behavior Change3
KNH 321National and Global Health Policy3
or GTY 365 Social Policy and Programs in Gerontology
MBI 361Epidemiology3
STA 261Statistics3-4
or STA 301 Applied Statistics
Required for only Public Health majors with a BS in Kinesiology & Health
KNH 221Social Marketing in Public Health3
KNH 295Research and Evaluation Methods3
KNH 262Public Health Education3
KNH 362Public Health Communication3
KNH 462Public Health Planning and Evaluation3
KNH 424Public Health Disparities Past and Current3
Select one of the following (1-3 hrs):1-3
Internship
Critical Reflection on Practices in Health and Physical Culture
KNH 377R
Independent Studies
KNH 477R
Independent Study - Research
Total Credit Hours37-40