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Kent State Offers Region’s Only Online Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Public Health Program

Posted Jul. 5, 2012

Applications are still being accepted for Fall 2012

Across the globe and in their living room, health care professionals and current students alike can now achieve a public health degree or certificate at Kent State University – the only online accelerated Bachelor of Science in Public Health program in the region.

Kent State’s College of Public Health educates and trains students to meet the current and projected shortage of public health professionals in Ohio and the nation. Students will learn valuable skills to gain new employment or advance within their organizations. Through this unique program, health care professionals can even get college credit for a professional allied health license.

“We are pleased to be the first in the region to offer this new online accelerated public health program,” commented Thomas W. Brewer, Ph.D., associate dean for undergraduate academic affairs and associate professor of social and behavioral sciences with the College of Public Health at Kent State. “We are considering our future students’ real-life obligations. This degree provides the flexibility to effectively manage work, family and other household responsibilities while working to complete this degree 100 percent online.”

The Bachelor of Science in Public Health degree broadly prepares students to enter the workforce as a public health professional or enter an advanced program of study. Students explore the five disciplines of public health: biostatistics, environmental health, epidemiology, health policy and management, and the social and behavioral sciences.

Students will help address the public health challenges of the 21st century. In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Labor and Statistics, the health sector will add more than 1.4 million workers in the next 10 years.

Applications are still being accepted for the Fall 2012 semester. For more details, please visit www.publichealth-online.com or contact Kent State’s College of Public Health by calling toll-free 1-855-KSU-COPH (1-855-578-2674) Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or emailing onlinePH@kent.edu.

About Kent State University’s College of Public Health
Kent State University’s College of Public Health was established in 2009 to educate and train students to meet the current and projected shortage of public health professionals in Ohio and the nation. Its mission is: to develop and promote sustainable public health solutions, in collaboration with community organizations, through education, research and service for populations served by Kent State University campuses and beyond.

One of only two colleges of public health in Ohio, it is the first to offer a Bachelor of Science in Public Health. Academic programs integrate theory and practice to equip graduates with the knowledge and skills to address the health challenges of the 21st century. Faculty members engage in cutting-edge research that seek answers to some of society’s most difficult problems, including preventing chronic and infectious diseases, responding to natural and manmade disasters, curbing substance abuse and improving the delivery of health care. Partners include local health departments, community organizations, health care institutions and businesses that enable students to engage in real-world experiences in the growing field of public health. To learn more about Kent State’s College of Public Health, visit www.kent.edu/publichealth.

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Media Contacts:
Carissa Bowlin, crbowlin@kent.edu, 330-672-6269
Emily Vincent, evincen2@kent.edu, 330-672-8595