PUBLIC HEALTH

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PUBLIC HEALTH
You’re the kind of person who enjoys helping others. You want a career
that will give you a sense of personal satisfaction while also providing a
wide variety of fields to work in. If you see yourself doing something
that’s rewarding, challenging, has a broad-reaching impact and
is constantly evolving, Northampton’s Associate in Applied
Science degree in Public Health is the perfect choice for
beginning your college education.
WHY IS THIS PROGRAM FOR YOU?
»» Diversity in the classroom means you’ll never be bored! The courses you’ll take during your four semesters at NCC are
among the most diverse that you’ll find in an AAS program. From Social and Cultural Perspectives of Health to Community
Health Practice, you’ll constantly learn new skills.
»» Maybe you’re more into research than you are hands-on healthcare, or vice versa. Public health offers something for everyone.
Whatever type of work you want to focus on, you’ll be able to do it.
»» According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in public health fields is expected to
grow faster than the average for all other occupations. Growth will be driven by efforts to improve health outcomes and to
reduce healthcare costs by teaching people about healthy habits and behaviors.
WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?
»» You’ll be able to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate health education interventions and public health programs.
»» How do diverse settings change community health models, and influence public health initiatives? You’ll be able to answer
this question and discuss how location influences outcome.
»» Sharpen your writing and speaking skills! You’ll compare public health initiatives in a variety of diverse settings within
community health models.
»» You’ll take a capstone course, Public Health Field Experience, and have the opportunity to broaden your public health
perspectives and gain experience in applying the theory and content learned in the classroom.
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
»» Local, state, and federal agencies
»» Health Insurance companies
»» Research organizations
»» Health departments
»» Relief organizations
»» Global health agencies
»» Educational institutions
»» Advocacy groups
»» Healthcare organizations
»» Crisis agencies
WHOM SHOULD YOU CONTACT?
Professor Samantha Beebe is ready to talk to you about the program! Contact [email protected] or call 570.369.1827.
Ready to enroll, or have admissions and enrollment-related questions? Call 610.861.5500.
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