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Earning a degree in public health can help you turn your passion for helping others into a rewarding profession.

Online Associate of Arts in Public Health

Earn your degree in a field with global impact. Our public health program prepares students to glorify God through Christ-centered leadership and professional excellence in public service.

Save an estimated $800 annually. Tuition rates will remain steady for the 2022-23 academic year.


To view a cost breakdown of tuition and fees, visit our Tuition & Fees: Online Students page.


At Point University, our online Associate of Arts in Public Health degree equips students with a broad grounding in the liberal arts, along with a foundational knowledge of health and wellness topics. This degree can help prepare you for entry-level positions in helping professions. You may also continue your studies to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health.


1. Apply a biblical and theological perspective on lifetime health and fitness and its impact on individual and community wellness.
2. Demonstrate a broad conceptual knowledge of human anatomy, physiology, and body systems as they relate to disease causation, disease prevention, and health promotion.
3. Utilize different sources of health information and determine appropriate materials to be used when working with diverse groups of individuals.

The online associate in public health program’s comprehensive curriculum equips you with a background in liberal arts, along with knowledge in health and wellness using a holistic approach. Listed below are some of the courses offered to students:

  • Introduction to Public Health
  • Nutrition & Wellness
  • Anatomy & Physiology for Public Health Professionals
  • Fitness & Wellness

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Program Length
As a completely asynchronous program, the online associate degree in public health at Point University allows students to structure their own study schedule. While there are deadlines associated with the online public health program, there are no required meeting times, so students are able to complete their work at their convenience. For this reason, the program length differs depending on how many credits students choose to take in a semester. On average, students complete the 60 credits required for the online associate in public health degree in two years.
Program Cost

All students enrolled in the associate degree in public health online program at Point University pay the same tuition rate, regardless of the state the student resides in. Already one of the most affordable choices among private colleges, Point University offers online students almost 40% off regular on-campus tuition.

Rate: $410 per credit hour*

To view a complete breakdown of tuition and fees, visit our Tuition & Fees: Online Students page.

*Tuition rate effective through summer semester 2023.

Career Opportunities
Point’s online associate degree in public health will equip you with the knowledge and tools to launch successful careers across a wide range of industries in roles such as:

  • Nutritionist
  • Public Health Administrator
  • Health Educator
  • Environmental Science and Protection Technician
Admission Requirements

The first step to apply for admission is to complete the free application. After you complete your application, an enrollment specialist will work with you to complete your file. Your application file for this program requires:

  • Transcripts from all previously attended schools*
  • Minimum 2.0 GPA**

Want to know more about applying to Point University? Submit your information to be contacted by a member of our team or visit our Support Center for additional information and resources.

*If you have less than 12 transferable college credits when you apply, your official high school transcript or GED certificate is required.
**Applicants who do not meet the GPA requirement may qualify for “Probationary Admission.”

My experience of taking online classes was wonderful. I learned how to work and communicate in groups while not being able to see everyone. Again, thank you for this opportunity.

- Toni O'Neal, online student

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Point University offers the public health program in a fully-online format. Online students engage in asynchronous learning through a course website that facilitates interaction with their instructor and classmates.



This degree is 100% online. Take classes anytime – from anywhere in the world.


Up to 30 credit hours can be transferred into this program from an accredited institution, shortening your degree time by half.


Your faith will be strengthened with courses taught from a biblical worldview.


As an online student, you’ll receive the same quality education – from the same respected professors – as our on-campus students.


Our mentorship program for online students promotes development that’s tailored to fit your personal and professional goals.


Our 13-to-1 student to professor ratio provides a small class size where you’re not just a student – you’re family.
At Point University, you’ll develop critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, all while learning to be an effective leader. Get started today to discover your place in the Point family!