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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.

ASSOCIATE OF ARTS (AA)BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (BS)

ASSOCIATE OF ARTS IN PUBLIC HEALTH

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.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

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.

Curriculum

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 work at their own pace. 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: $395 per credit hour

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

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

ONLINE LEARNING

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.

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FLEXIBLE

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

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TRANSFER FRIENDLY

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

FAITH BASED

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

QUALITY EDUCATION

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

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SUPPORT

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

SMALL CLASS SIZE

Our 18-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!

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN PUBLIC HEALTH

At Point University, our online Bachelor of Science in Public Health is designed to equip you with in depth knowledge of topics impacting public service and healthcare. Our online courses are designed to help you develop your knowledge of public health issues along with research, statistics, and writing skills. This degree can help prepare you for a variety of positions in helping professions.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

1. Identify the principal factors contributing to diseases and health-related conditions affecting one’s lifetime health and wellness, and develop strategies for practicing healthy lifestyle behaviors.

2. Assess the social, cultural, economic, political, and physical environments in applying holistic approaches to community health and wellness.

3. Establish a working knowledge of leadership and management skills appropriate for public health organizations, such as budgeting, resource management, and grant writing.

Curriculum

The online bachelor in public health program’s broad curriculum provides a foundation in the major aspects of public health. The program includes courses in communication, psychology, statistics and scripture with curriculum in nutrition and wellness, global health and anatomy and physiology. Listed below are some of the courses offered to students:

  • Anatomy & Physiology for Public Health Professionals
  • Fitness & Wellness
  • Nutrition & Wellness
  • Global & Environmental Health
  • Principles of Epidemiology
  • Public Health & Aging

 

View Complete List of Courses
Program Length

As a completely asynchronous program, the online bachelor’s degree in public health at Point University allows students to work at their own pace. 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 120 credits required for the online bachelor’s in public health degree in four years.

Program Cost

All students enrolled in the bachelor’s 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: $395 per credit hour

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

Career Opportunities

Point’s online bachelor’s 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:

  • Epidemiologist
  • Community Health Worker
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Biostatistician
  • Healthcare Social Worker

ONLINE LEARNING

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.

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FLEXIBLE

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

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TRANSFER FRIENDLY

Up to 80 credit hours can be transferred into this program from an accredited institution, shortening your degree time by half or more.

FAITH BASED

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

QUALITY EDUCATION

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

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SUPPORT

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

SMALL CLASS SIZE

Our 18-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!

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