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Bachelor's Degree in Public Health (Online)

The Online Bachelor of Science in Public Health Degree Program is designed to give you the tools, education and degree needed to pursue a wide variety of careers in the broad public health field – from health education to nursing home administration to medical supply sales.

As a student in the Health, Exercise and Sport Science (HESS) Department, you will gain insights that will help you grow personally and professionally. Through this B.S. in Public Health online degree program, you’ll learn the analytical, evaluative, management, and communication skills you need to successfully navigate the complex situations that often arise in the field of public health.

This public health program is offered online to give you the flexibility needed to pursue a career-relevant degree with the high-quality instruction and support system necessary to succeed. After you graduate with your public health degree from University of the Cumberlands, you will be prepared to continue your studies in graduate school or to work in a variety of public health settings that help improve quality of life by promoting health and fitness.

What can I do with a Public Health degree?

After earning your Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health Online, you’ll be prepared to pursue a number of public health occupations in local health departments, hospitals, health agencies and more. Or you could continue your studies in graduate school or for certification in a specific field. Career options include*: 

  • Public Health Educator
  • Community Health Worker
  • Health or Patient Educator
  • Nursing Home Activities Director
  • Nursing Home Administrator
  • Epidemiologist
  • Medical Transcriptionist
  • Medical Records Technician
  • Health and Safety Educator
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Equipment and Supply Representative
  • Pharmaceutical Sales
  • Tobacco Prevention Director
  • Environmentalist for Local Health Department
  • Substance Abuse Counselor
  • Health Promotion Specialist
  • Wellness Program Director
  • Worksite Health Promotion Manager

* Certification or additional training may be necessary for some positions.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of health educators and community health workers is projected to add more than 19,000 new jobs by 2026. For more information about the Online Bachelor's Degree in Public Health at UC, fill out the form on this page.

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A University of the Cumberlands degree prepares you for the rigors of the professional world.  Click the button to learn more about the exciting career opportunities you can pursue with this program.