College of Health and Human Services

Public Health Major/Minor

What is Public Health?
Public Health is the art and science dealing with the protection and improvement of community health by an organized activity of society to promote, protect, improve, and, when necessary, restore the health of individuals, specified groups, or the entire population.                                                                                                                            p

Within the field of public health there are many sub disciplines including:

  • Health Education & Promotion
  • Occupational Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Public Health Administration
  • Nutrition
  • Biostatistics
  • Public Health Nursing/Pre-Med 


The public health program is designed to prepare students to work in non-profit health organizations, in local, state and national government health agencies, or in work site wellness. Public Health major and minor are available through this program. The mission of the undergraduate Public Health Program is to prepare students to use theory-driven approaches to promote health and prevent disease within specific populations.

Why Public Health at UT?
There are a number of other advantages to joining public health & health education programs at The University of Toledo:     

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  • The quality of teaching provided by our professors is excellent.
  • Our class sizes are small and you receive a lot of
    individual attention.
  • Presentation opportunities. 
  • You will receive individualized attention from your academic advisor in the College.
  • You will be assigned a faculty member who will serve as your academic/career advisor.
  • You can join Eta Sigma Gamma and
    participate in campus and community service projects. 
  • Caring faculty. 

A recent graduate shared her experience during her undergraduate study; UT Alumni eMAGAZINE has the story.

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Last Updated: 6/28/18