The bachelor of science in public health and master of public health programs prepare students in a community of learning, dedicated to excellence and grounded in the Lutheran tradition to lead and serve in the field of public health to promote health and prevent disease in human populations.

The interdisciplinary curriculum is designed to prepare entry level public health practitioners with knowledge, skills, and attitudes in the core concepts of public health including health behavior, health services administration, environmental health, epidemiology, and statistics as well as in the ability to identify, assess, plan, implement, and evaluate the needs of populations to promote and protect the health of the community. The BSPH courses provide the strong science background necessary for entry into the field of public health, and for academic success in the MPH program.


Valpo’s public health program is ideal for students who desire to work in health promotion and disease prevention, the fastest growing sector of health care. The College of Nursing and Health Professions prepares graduates for the dynamic complexities of the health care industry, where they promote and protect the health of individuals, families, and communities.

Through the accelerated option, students can earn a bachelor’s and master’s degree in public health in just five years. The interdisciplinary, online curriculum is designed to enhance global community health and education competence to promote healthy living and prevent disease in human populations through ecological approaches across multiple determinants of health. Students graduate prepared to apply principles of global community health and education to diverse populations in the United States and around the world.

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