Associate of Science in Public Health

Associate of Science in Public Health
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Associate of Science in Public Health

The Associate of Science Public Health program is a fully online, two-year associate degree program, which provides a foundation for a future career in health promotion, health education and disease prevention.

What is Public Health?

Public health is the science of preventing disease, prolonging life, and promoting the health of people and communities through organized efforts to educate, develop policy, conduct scientific research and regulate health systems.

There are many facets of public health – from improving access to healthcare, controlling infectious diseases, reducing environmental hazards to working toward decreasing substance abuse. Public Health professionals work to improve the health of individuals and communities. Their role can vary greatly, depending on their work setting and job responsibilities.

Public health professionals are passionate about giving back to their community. The right to be healthy helped shape public health as we know it today. Working in this field helps ensure everyone can exercise that right!

Understanding Public Health:

Public health professionals work to keep people and communities safe and healthy by reducing harm. While public health is not a typical “health” degree like nursing or pre-medicine, public health professionals use an upstream approach to examine potential issues impacting communities. Through this, they develop prevention programming to improve health while also enhancing the quality of life.

If you’re more interested in a career working alongside physicians or in clinical research, you can investigate opportunities at UC Online in those fields here.

UC Online Public Health Program Highlights:

  • 100% online: no campus visits are required.
  • Employment opportunities: At least 80,000 new employees are required for state and local public health departments, according to research in the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice.
  • Part-time and full-time scheduling: have the flexibility to balance work and family obligations while completing your degree.
  • Bachelor degree transfer program: graduates can transition into UC’s Online Bachelor of Public Health and complete a bachelor’s degree in two years!
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The program is designed for working professionals who need the flexibility of online classes.

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