What is Public Health?
- The science and art of protecting and improving community health through health education, promotion, research and disease prevention strategies.
- Knowledge and application of multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary population-based methods of research, teaching and practice involving various academic disciplines.
Distinctions Between Public Health and Clinical Health Professions:
|Public Health||Clinical Health|
|Prevention and Health Promotion||Diagnosis and Treatment|
(source: American Public Health Association)
There are many core areas of study in public health. For more information, visit the Association of Schools & Programs of Public Health.
Each program or track within a given department may set additional requirements for admission; therefore, applicants should refer to the individual programs for details. Find an academic program.
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