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A Public Health Professional focuses on the health and welfare of entire populations at risk of disease and injury. They not only assess and monitor the health of the population, but also educate communities on how to live more healthy lives, increase access to adequate health care, and develop public health policies that address local and national health care issues. Public Health careers bring attention to health concerns through education, promotion of healthy lifestyles, and research. Public health professionals try to prevent problems from happening or re-occurring by implementing educational programs, developing policies, administering services, regulating health systems and some health professions, and conducting research.
Wright State’s College of Science and Mathematics' Department of Biological Sciences offers a minor in Public Health for those students interested in pursuing this as a career or supplementing their pre-health concentration.
Our graduates are employed by
- Community Health Centers of Greater Dayton
- Democratic National Committee
- Epilepsy Foundation Ohio
- Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley
- Greene County Health Dept. /Montgomery County Health Dept.
- Kettering Health Network
- Mercy Health
- Miami Valley Child Development Centers, Inc.
- Ohio Department of Health
- Ohio Department of Medicaid
- Premier Health Partners
- Public Health Dayton & Montgomery Co.
- The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Our graduates work as
- AmeriCorps health navigator
- Brain fitness program coordinator
- Diabetes support groups coordinator
- Director of operations
- Fitness specialist
- Health educator program assistant
- Medical school admissions management specialist
- Ohio Equity Institute coordinator
- Population health coordinator
- Project/ program manager
- Public health preparedness coordinator (government)
- Quality and program outcomes specialist
- Quality initiatives manager
- Summer nutrition educator
- System director of community health benefits
View Public Health Minor program requirements in the Academic Catalog.