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Bachelor's Degree in Public Health

For you, it’s not enough to eat healthily and exercise. You feel called to help others improve and maintain their fitness – to educate, facilitate and motivate your friends, family, and community to a healthier lifestyle. A degree in public health can help you pursue that future.

Fortunately, it’s a very good time – career-wise – to get into public health. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of health care occupations is projected to grow 16 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 2.3 million new jobs.

As you pursue your public health degree, you’ll study with caring, experienced faculty members who can help you tailor a program of study unique to your interests. You’ll learn the skills you need to help others live healthier lives, including the use of technology and communication skills. There are also on-site internship opportunities to help you further your skills in a specific field of interest.


After earning your bachelor’s degree in Public Health, you’ll be prepared to pursue a number of public health occupations in local health departments, hospitals, health agencies, and more. Or you could continue your studies in graduate school or for certification in a specific field. Career options include*: 

  • Public Health Educator
  • Community Health Worker
  • Health or Patient Educator
  • Nursing Home Activities Director
  • Nursing Home Administrator
  • Epidemiologist
  • Medical Transcriptionist
  • Medical Records Technician
  • Health and Safety Educator
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Equipment and Supply Representative
  • Pharmaceutical Sales
  • Tobacco Prevention Director
  • Environmentalist for Local Health Department
  • Substance Abuse Counselor
  • Health Promotion Specialist
  • Wellness Program Director
  • Worksite Health Promotion Manager

* Certification or additional training may be necessary for some positions.


Costs for programs of study at University of the Cumberlands are competitive and affordable. Click here to view tuition rates and fees. 


Click here to view University of the Cumberlands' accreditation information. 

Whatever future you choose to pursue, make sure you’re equipped to pursue it with a Public Health degree. Fill out the form on this page for more information about our public health major. Let’s talk about our test-optional college admissions process, scholarship opportunities, and more! 

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