Online Bachelor of International Public Health
The aging population, infectious diseases and other health concerns are all contributing to the growing demand for international public health workers. Arizona State University’s Bachelor of International Public Health prepares you to meet these challenges and improve global health. This degree is offered in collaboration with the University of New South Wales in Sydney.
Next start date: 01/08/2024
Total classes: 40
Weeks per class: 7.5–12
Total credit hours: 120
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What is international public health?
International public health promotes improved outcomes for health and well-being on a worldwide scale. It emphasizes the importance of preventive care and treating chronic conditions for aging patients across the globe. At the same time, health care initiatives focused on fighting epidemics and pandemics are also essential international public health efforts. In this field, you can:
- Create effective public health practices within the principles of equity, ethics and sustainable development.
- Work to improve infrastructure to provide public health, preventative and clinical services to communities.
Is public health a good field to go into?
Pursuing a career in public health gives you the chance to support change that has a meaningful impact on the health of people around the world. The United Nations expects member states to achieve universal health coverage by 2030, which will require an expansion of public health and clinical health professionals and programs in many countries. This and other factors have caused the demand for international public health workers to increase over the past decade and into the future.
Should I get an online degree in public health?
An online public health degree provides the knowledge and skills you need for a career focused on addressing systemic issues related to global wellness and health care. In our program, through the PLuS Alliance, you’ll have the flexibility to take courses taught by faculty at ASU and the University of New South Wales in Sydney. This alliance allows you the opportunity to learn from public health experts around the world and gives you international exposure as you complete your bachelor of public health.
Additionally, you can take part in any of the more than 250 study abroad experiences offered by ASU. The programs are as long as a whole semester or as short as one week. All programs offer the opportunity to earn course credit and some also include international internship placements.
International public health courses
To earn your online public health degree, you will complete a broad range of courses, covering prevention, health culture, ethics, biostatistics, economics, public health policy, anatomy and physiology and more. This program ends with two capstone courses where you’ll gain hands-on experience in international public health while completing a project related to your interests.
CHS 307: Health Leadership
MED 450: Leadership and Professionalism
MED 445: Prevention and Management of Chronic Disease
CHS 309: Evaluating Chronic Disease Programs
ASB 100: Introduction to Global Health (SB & G)
ASB 301: Global History of Health (SB & G & H)
BIO 100: The Living World (SQ)
BIO 160: Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology (SQ)
What can I do with an online public health degree?
After earning your bachelor in public health, you may go on to pursue career options with international aid groups, global nongovernmental organizations or government-sponsored health programs. The organizations include the Peace Corps, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, World Health Organization and more. Possible jobs related to international public health include:
Admission requirements for the online public health degree
You are considered a first-year student for application purposes if you have not attended college at all, or have fewer than 12 transferable credit hours (with a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA).
Earn your bachelor of public health from a connected health college
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