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Public Health at UE

Students in UE's public health program learn about issues that impact population health, global health, environmental health, and various other issues, preparing them for careers in the growing generation of public health professionals.

The nutrition emphasis prepares graduates to promote healthy eating and lifestyle choices among individuals and groups as well as those with special nutritional needs. With the aging of the baby boomers and changing of nutritional needs, there is a great demand for nutritionists. Due to the multidisciplinary nature of public health, graduates can pursue diverse career paths. The nutrition emphasis prepares graduates for rewarding careers as nutritionists, wellness experts, food service managers, lifestyle counselors, and weight-loss coaches as well as a number of other careers.

Nutrition Emphasis Courses

  • BIOL-110 Clinical Microbiology (3 credits)
  • CHEM-240 Organic Chemistry I (4 credits)
  • EXSS-320 Nutrition for Performance & Health (3 credits)
  • PH-340 Public Health Nutrition (3 credits)
  • PH-400 Food Science (3 credits)

Public Health Core Courses

  • PH-190 Intro to Public Health (3 credits)
  • PH-195 Global Health Issues (3 credits)
  • PH-401 Epidemiology (3 credits)
  • PH-409 Environmental Health (3 credits)
  • PH-415 Health Behavior (3 credits)
  • PH-425 Biostatistics (3 credits)
  • PH-480 Programs, Problems, and Policies in Public Health (3 credits)
  • PH-488 Internship (1 credit)
  • PH-490 Integrative Experience (3 credits)
  • PH-360 Community Health and Social Justice (3 credits)
  • NUTR-304 Nutrition Concepts and Controversies (3 credits)

12 hours from the following Courses

  • GT-401 Biology, Health, and Aging (3 credits)
  • GT-402 Social Aspects of Aging (3 credits)
  • PHIL-121 Introductory Ethics (3 credits)
  • PHIL-316 Environmental Ethics (3 credits)
  • PSYC-229 Social Psychology (3 credits)
  • SOC-460 Aging: The Individual & Society (3 credits)
  • SOC-230 Social Problems (3 credits)
  • EDUC-385 Multicultural Understanding (3 credits)
  • HE-100 Medical Terminology (3 credits)
  • COMM-380 Intercultural Communications (3 credits)
  • COMM-410 Health Communications (3 credits)
  • ETH-200 Social Justice Movements (3 credits)
  • GWS-101 Gender and Women’s Studies (3 credits)

Required General Education Choices for Public Health Major

  • BIOL-107 General Biology (4 credits)
  • CHEM-118 Principles of Chemistry (4 credits)
  • PSYC-121 Introduction to Psychology (3 credits)
  • SOC-105 Introduction to Sociology (3 credits)

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