Public Health

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The Public Health track within the Integrative Physiology and Health Science major provides students with a fundamental understanding of community based health activities by combining information from many different departments on campus, including:

  • Integrative Physiology and Health Science
  • Math
  • Communication
  • Environmental Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Sociology and Anthropology

Classes cover a range of health care issues, including health care communication, epidemiology, ethics and statistics. Students have a wide variety of hands-on opportunities inside and outside of the classroom, including internships at an area hospital and nursing facility.

Alma College students with a Public Health background have continued on to a variety of careers. Some have attended graduate school for a Master’s degree in Public Health or some go directly into the job market. Either way, Public Health is a rewarding career choice. It also is a great minor to pair with a  variety of careers, including those in:

  • Medicine
  • Health Administration
  • Public Policy
  • Education
  • Communication