Why ODU for Health Sciences - Public Health?
"Public health protects individuals, families and communities from serious health threats—ranging from diabetes to bird flu—that are often times preventable." - American Public Health Association (APHA)
Public health is a rapidly expanding profession and is critical to the current workforce shortage and vital to global health. As a public health professional, you will play a critical role improving our society's quality of life on both the local and global scale.
This degree will prepare you for entry-level positions where you can help increase access to healthcare, reduce substance abuse, or control infectious diseases in human populations. Your skills will be essential for the successful tracking of chronic and communicable diseases, providing needed community health education, and detecting health problems in newborns.