Bachelor of Science in

Public Health

Program Description

The Faculty of Science offers a full-time bachelor’s degree in the International program: B. Sc in Public Health.

During the four-year program, our Public Health majors will learn, build and grow in their understandings and skills to apply scientific principles and concepts, thinks critically and integrate concepts and ideas from various disciplines. They will take an active part in laboratory sessions, thus having hands-on exposure to the process of science. The research component together with a 3-month long internship in a practical setting enriches the education experience for every Public Health major.

The Bachelor of Science in Public Health programs are designed:

  1. To prepare students for careers in science in a multilingual and multicultural world, which uses English as its lingua franca.
  2. To provide students a strong and broad foundation in science, which gives them opportunities to study supporting courses and further their studies in other related disciplines.

 

Quick Facts

Name of Degree and Program:
+ Full Name (English): Bachelor of Science (Public Health)
+ Abbreviation (English): B.Sc. (Public Health)
Major: Public Health
Total Credits: 130 Credits
Curriculum Type: 4-year bachelor’s degree
Language of Instruction: English

Career Prospects

“Are you wondering what you can do with a degree in Public Health, browse Beth Seltzer’s book ‘101+ Careers in Public Health’ or go to https://www.worldwidelearn.com/online-education-guide/health-medical/public-health-major.htm which is a good source for information on the various career options for undergraduate and graduate Public Health training. You can become:

  • A Public Health Educator
  • A Public Health Administrator
  • A Nutritionist
  • An epidemiologist
  • A Health Policy Program Planner and Implementor
  • An Environmental Health Specialist
  • An Occupational Health and Safety Specialist or Technician.

You could work for private corporations, governments or NGOs such as ADRA, International Red Cross and Red Crescent, or Samaritan’s Purse.
Of course, this degree would be a great foundation to move on to a Master’s in Public Health. The options are endless. Public Health provides multiple ways to be God’s hands and feet in this world”.

Course Requirements

Bachelor of Science in Public Health (130 Credits)

General Education Courses (30 Credits)

DUC 111 Orientation to Higher Education (1)
GENL 110 Seminar in Character Development* (0) 
* This subject is required for every regular semester

Language Courses (6 Credits)

  • ENGL 111 English Composition I (3)
  • ENGL 112 English Composition II (3)

Social Science Courses (3 Credits)

  • PSYC 115 General Psychology (3)

Humanities Courses (2 Credits)

  • One of the following courses:
    HIST 212 Introduction to History of Western Civilization (2)
    HIST 213 Introduction to History of Eastern Civilization (2)

Humanities Courses (12 Credits)

  • Four of the following courses:
    RELB 116 Life and Teachings of Jesus (3)
    RELB 215 Ethical Models (3)
    RELP 312 Marriage and Family (3)
    RELT 113 Origins of Life (3)
    RELT 114 Understanding Self and Society (3)
    RELT 150 Fundamentals of Christian Beliefs (3)
    RELT 213 Human Destiny (3)
    *Any RELB courses may be substituted for any course except RELP 312

Science and Mathematics Courses (6 Credits)

  • CPTR 114 Computer and Information Technology (3)
  • HLED 117 Health and Fitness (3) 
Specialized Courses (94 Credits)

Core Courses (36 Credits)

  • MATH 120/131 Pre-Calculus (3)
  • PUHE 131 Microbiology for Health (3)
  • PUHE 151 Survey of Chemistry for Health I (4)
  • PUHE 152 Survey of Chemistry for Health II (4)
  • PUHE 231 Anatomy and Physiology I (4)
  • PUHE 232 Anatomy and Physiology II (4)
  • PUHE 233 Introduction to Public Health: Improving Community Health (3)
  • PUHE 237 Community Nutrition (3)
  • PUHE 236 Health Behavior and Health Promotion (3)
  • PUHE 332 Research Methods (2)
  • BIOL 482 Philosophical Insights on Creation & Evolution (3)

Major Required Courses (34 Credits)

  • PUHE 244 Self-directed Behavior Change (3)
  • BIOL 281 Principles of Epidemiology (3)
  • PUHE 327 Occupational Health (2)
  • PUHE 328 Environmental Health and Toxicology (2)
  • PUHE 329 Planning and Evaluation (3)
  • BIOL/PUHE 334 Biostatistics (3)
  • PUHE 381 Public Health Communication (3)
  • PUHE 383 Health Counseling (3)
  • PUHE 422 Ethics (2)
  • PUHE 425 Health Policy (2)
  • PUHE 486 Directed Research (2)
  • PUHE 488 Internship (5)
  • BIOL/PUHE 495 Seminar (1)

Major Elective Courses (24 Credits)

  • Any 6 of the following courses (18 Credits)
    PUHE 221 Community Gardening (3)
    PUHE 225 Food Safety in the Community (3)
    PUHE 326 Nutrition through the Lifespan (3)
    PUHE 342 Information Technology for Public Health (3)
    PUHE 344 Leadership in Public Health (3)
    PUHE 369 Public Health Gerontology (3)
    PUHE 380/480 Topic in Public Health (3)
    PUHE 464 Case Studies in Public Health (3)
    PUHE 468 Maternal and Child Health (3)
  • Any 3 of the following courses (6 Credits)
    PUHE 246 Stress Management (2)
    PUHE 248 Natural Remedies (2)
    PUHE 363 Global Health (2)
    PUHE 365 Exercise Physiology (2)
    PUHE 367 Addictions (2)
Free Electives (6 Credits)

Students can take free elective courses of 6 credits from any Faculty in Asia-Pacific International University upon completion of the prerequisites (if any).

Note: Minor in Public Health (18 Credits Hours) provided for students from other departments.

Minor Required and Elective Courses (18 Credits)

Minor Required Courses (9 Credits)

  • PUHE 233 Intr. to Public Health: Improving Community Health (3)
  • PUHE 234 Community Nutrition (3)
  • PUHE 236 Health Behavior and Health Promotion (3)

Minor Elective Courses (9 Credits)

  • PUHE 221 Community Gardening (3)
  • PUHE 231 Anatomy and Physiology I (4)
  • PUHE 232 Anatomy and Physiology II (4)
  • PUHE 246 Stress Management (2)
  • PUHE 248 Natural Remedies (2)
  • PUHE 326 Nutrition through the Lifespan (3)
  • PUHE 363 Global Health (2)
  • PUHE 367 Addictions (2)
  • PUHE 380/480 Topic in Public Health (3)
  • PUHE 383 Health Counseling (3)
  • PUHE 435 Health Policy (2)
  • PUHE 486 Directed Research (2)
Projected Sequence of Studies
First Year

Summer Session

MATH 120/131 Pre- Calculus (3)
HLED 117 Health and Fitness (3)
Total 6 credits

1st Semester

EDUC 111 Orientation to Higher Education (1)
PUHE 151 Survey of Chemistry for Health I (4)
PUHE 131 Microbiology for Health (4)
ENGL 111 English Composition I (3)
GE Course Moral and Religious Values (3)
Total 15 credits

2nd Semester

PUHE 152 Survey of Chemistry for Health II (4)
ENGL 112 English Composition II (3)
GE Course Moral and Religious Values (3)
GE Course General Psychology (3)
CPTR 114 Computer and Information Technology (3)
Total 16 credits

Second Year

Summer Session

GE Course Moral and Religious Values (3)
Free Elective Course 3
Total 6 Credits

1st Semester

PUHE 231 Anatomy and Physiology I (4)
PUHE 233 Introduction Public Health: Improving Community Health (3)
PUHE Elective for Public Health 1 (3)
BIOL 281 Principles of Epidemiology (3)
GE Course Humanities and Social Science (2)
Total 15 Credits

2nd Semester

PUHE 232 Anatomy and Physiology II (4)
PUHE 244 Self-directed Behavior Change (3)
PUHE 237 Community Nutrition (3)
PUHE 236 Health Behavior and Health Promotion (3)
PUHE Elective for Public Health 2 (2)
Total 15

Third Year

Summer Session

PUHE 327 Occupational Health (2)
PUHE Elective for Public Health 3 (3)
Total 5 Credits

1st Semester

BIOL/PUHE 334 Biostatistics (3)
PUHE 381 Public Health Communication (3)
PUHE 383 Health Counseling (3)
PUHE 329 Planning and Evaluation (3)
PUHE Elective for Public Health 4 (2)
PUHE Elective for Public Health 5 (2)
Total 16 Credits

2nd Semester

PUHE 332 Research Methods (2)
PUHE 328 Environmental Health and Toxicology (2)
PUHE Elective for Public Health 6 (3)
PUHE Elective for Public Health 7 (3)
GE RELP 312 Marriage and Family (3)
Total 13 Credits

Fourth Year

Summer Session

PUHE 486 Directed Research (2)
Free Elective Course (3)
Total 5 Credits

1st Semester

PUHE 488 Internship (5)
Total 5 Credits

2nd Semester

BIOL 482 Philosophical Insights on Creation & Evolution (3)
PUHE 422 Ethics (2)
PUHE Elective for Public Health 8 (3)
PUHE Elective for Public Health 9 (3)
PUHE 425 Health Policy (2)
BIOL 495 Seminar (1)
Total 14 Credits