Public health is an exciting and growing field of study. The course of study in the major reflects a broad exploration of public health issues, methods, and strategies. The field challenges its professionals to confront complex health issues, such as improving access to health care, controlling infectious disease, and reducing environmental hazards, violence, substance abuse, and injury.

Public health is a field that offers an abundance of job opportunities to suit a variety of interests and skills. Whether you are more interested in crunching numbers, conducting research, or working with people, there is a place for you in the field of public health.  Those interested in working for a non-profit organization can find jobs in health advocacy, policy, or research for organizations such as the American Cancer Society, the Red Cross, or a local non-profit that focuses on specific health issues.  Careers are also available at local, county, state and federal health agencies, as well as health care providers.

 

Bachelor of Science

Degree Planning Guide Public Health BS

 

B.S. Major Courses:

  • PUBH 200 Emerging Infectious Diseases (4 credits), OR
  • PUBH 210 One Health: Humans, Animals & the Environment (4 credits)
  • PUBH 220 Introduction to Public Heath (4 credits)
  • PUBH 225 Global Health & Development (4 credits)
  • PUBH 300 Introduction to Epidemiology (4 credits)
  • PUBH 330 Health Policy (4 credits), OR
  • PUBH 340 Health Education: Program Planning Evaluation (4 credits)
  • PUBH 350 Environment, Health & Justice (4 credits)
  • PUBH 450 Senior Seminar: Public Health (4 credits)
  • PUBH 465 Public Health Research (4 credits), OR 
  • PUBH 470 Experiential Learning in Public Health (4 credits)

Subtotal:  32 credits

 

Allied Courses:

  • STAT 220 Statistics (4 credits)
  • PSYC 111 General Psychology (4 credits)
  • Select one of the following: (4 credits)
    • BIOL 105 Human Biology
    • BIOL 106 Women, Medicine & Biology
    • BIOL 207 Genetics, Ecology & Evolution 
  • Select one of the following: (4 credits)
    • COJO 100 Public Speaking
    • COJO 105 Communication in the Workplace
  • Select one of the following: (4 credits)
    • ENVR 151 Environmental Challenges
    • BIOL 209 Biology of Sustainability
  • Select one of the following: (4 credits)
    • JPST 250 Introduction Justice & Peace Studies
    • GEOG 350 Geography of Global Health
    • BIOL 161/GEOL 361 Medical Geology
  • Select one of the following: (4 credits)
    • SOCI 100 Introduction to Sociology
    • SOCI 110 Social Problems
    • SOCI 251 Race & Ethnicity

Subtotal:  28 credits

 

Additional Core Curriculum Requirements not met by Major or Allied Courses:

  • Literature and Writing (8 credits)
  • Moral and Philosophical Reasoning (8 credits)
  • Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning (4 credits)
  • Faith and the Catholic Tradition (12 credits)
  • Historical Studies (4 credits)
  • Fine Arts course of choice (4 credits)
  • Language and Culture (12 credits)
  • Human Diversity (contact advisor)

For more information on which courses satisfy the core curriculum requirements, see the course catalog, here.

Subtotal: 52 credits

Electives: Additional courses to bring your total number of credits up to the 132 credits required for graduation. You may want to use these credits to minor in a related field of study.

Subtotal: 8 credits

Summary of Credits Needed for Public Health Studies Major:

Major Courses: 32 credits
Allied Courses: 28 credits
Core Curriculum Courses: 52 credits
Electives: 8 credits

Total:  120 credits

 

Bachelor of Arts

Degree Planning Guide Public Health BA

 

B.A. Major Courses (Prior to Fall 2018)

  • HLTH 250 Personal Health & Wellness (4 credits)
  • HLTH 285 Alcohol, Tobacco, & Other Drugs (2 credits)
  • HLTH 310 or PUBH 225 Global Health (4 credits)
  • HLTH 342 or PUBH 340 Health/Family Ed: Curriculum & Assessments(4 credits)
  • HLTH 345 Nutrition for Health & Fitness (4 credits)
  • HLTH 352 Comm. Health Education Methods & Instruction (4 credits)
  • HLTH 353 Cons. Comm. & Envn Hlth (4 credits)
  • HLTH 400 or PUBH 300 Epidemiology (4 credits)
  • HLTH 462 Human Sexuality Ed (4 credits)
  • HLTH 464 Critical Issues in Health Ed (4 credits)
  • HLTH 465 or PUBH 465 Health Research Methods (4 credits)
  • HLTH 470 Internship 100 hours (2 credits)

Subtotal:  44 credits

 

Allied Courses:

  • PHED 208 Anatomy & Physiology (4 credits)
  • PSYC 111 General Psychology (4 credits)
  • Select one of the following: (4 credits)
    • PHED 430 Measurement & Evaluation
    • STAT 220 Statistics
    Select one of the following: (4 credits)
    • BIOL 101 General Biology
    • BIOL 105 Human Biology
    • BIOL 106 Women, Medicine & Biology
  • Select one of the following: (4 credits)
    • COJO 105 Communication in the Workplace
    • COJO 111 Intro to COJO I
  • Select one of the following: (4 credits)
    • ENVR 151 Environmental Challenges
    • ENVR 212 Sociey & Sustainability
    • GEOL 161 Medical Geology
  • Select one of the following: (4 credits)
    • JPST 250 Introduction to Justice & Peace Studies
    • GEOG 350 Geography of Global Health
    • BIOL 161/GEOL 361 Medical Geology
  • Select one of the following: (4 credits)
    • SOCI 100 Intro. to Sociology
    • SOCI 110 Social Problems

Subtotal:  28 credits

 

Additional Core Curriculum Requirements not met by Major or Allied Courses:

  • Literature and Writing (8 credits)
  • Moral and Philosophical Reasoning (8 credits)
  • Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning (4 credits)
  • Faith and the Catholic Tradition (12 credits)
  • Historical Studies (4 credits)
  • Fine Arts course of choice (4 credits)
  • Language and Culture (12 credits)
  • Human Diversity (contact advisor)

For more information on which courses satisfy the core curriculum requirements, see the course catalog, here.

Subtotal: 52 credits

Summary of Credits Needed for Public Health Studies Major:

Major Courses: 44 credits
Allied Courses: 28 credits
Core Curriculum Courses: 52 credits
Electives: 8 credits

Total:  132 credits

 

 

 

Public Health minors work in a multitude of areas including: mental and emotional health services, alcohol, tobacco and drug control and rehabilitation, improved nutrition, fitness, sexual health and general wellness, control of acute infectious diseases, reduction of risk for chronic diseases (e.g., cardiovascular and cancers) and other concerns related to the provision of health care such as effective communication, education and resource accessibility.

Public Health B.S. Minor

Core Courses (16 credits):

  • PUBH 220 or HLTH 298 Introduction to Public Health (4 credits)
  • PUBH 225 Global Health & Development (4 credits)
  • STAT 220 Statistics (4 credits)
  • PUBH 300 Introduction to Epidemiology (4 credits)

Elective Courses (4 credits) from the following courses:

  • PUBH 200 or HLTH 297 Emerging Infectious Diseases (4 credits)
  • PUBH 210 One Health: Humans, Animals & the Environment (4 credits)
  • PUBH 330 Health Policy (4 credits)
  • PUBH 340 or HLTH 498 Health Education: Program Planning & Evaluation (4 credits)
  • PUBH 350 Environment, Health & Justice (4 credits)

 

Total Credits: 20

 

 

Public Health B.A. Minor (Prior to Fall 2018)

Core Courses (12 credits):

  • HLTH 250 Personal Health & Wellness (4 credits)
  • HLTH 310 or PUBH 225 Global Health & Development (4 credits)
  • HLTH 400 or PUBH 300 Intro. to Epidemiology  (4 credits)

Elective Courses (8 credits) from the following courses:

Select one of the following:

  • HLTH 345 Nutrition for Health & Fitness 
  • HLTH 353 Con. Comm. & Envr. Hlth or PUBH 220 Intro. to Public Health
  • HLTH 462 Human Sexuality Education 
  • HLTH 464 Critical Issues in Health Ed

Select one of the following:

  • BIOL 105 Human Biology with Lab
  • BIOL 106 Women, Medicine & Biology with Lab
  • ENVR 151 Humans & Environment
  • ENVR 212 Social Dynamics/Environment
  • ESCI 310 Environmental Problem Solving
  • GEOL 161 Medical Geology with Lab
  • HLTH 275 Lifelong Stress Management (2 credits)
  • HLTH 285 Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drugs (2 credits)
  • PSYC 207 Alcohol, Other Drugs & Behavior 
  • PHED 208 Human Anatomy & Physiology
  • PSYC 151 Cross Cultural Psychology
  • SOCI 110 Social Problems
  • WMST 205 Foundations in Women's Studies 

 

Total Credits: 20

Two Perspectives. One Mission. One Major.  We are excited to offer the Public Health & Social Work Co-Major come Fall 2019!

Bachelor of Arts

Degree Planning Guide Public Health/Social Work Co-Major

Public Health Major Courses (32 credits):

  • PUBH 200 Emerging Infectious Diseases (4 credits), OR
  • PUBH 210 One Health: Humans, Animals & the Environment (4 credits)
  • PUBH 220 Introduction to Public Heath (4 credits)
  • PUBH 225 Global Health & Development (4 credits)
  • PUBH 300 Introduction to Epidemiology (4 credits)
  • PUBH 330 Health Policy (4 credits)
  • PUBH 350 Environment, Health & Justice (4 credits)
  • PUBH 450 Senior Seminar: Public Health (4 credits)
  • PUBH 465 Public Health Research (4 credits)

Subtotal:  32 credits

Social Work Major Courses (36 credits):

  • SOWK 281 Introduction to Social Work (4 credits)
  • SOWK 340 Human Behavior in the Social Environment (4 credits)
  • SOWK 355 Communication & Interviewing Skills (4 credits)
  • SOWK 375 & 376 Junior Fieldwork (2 credits each)
  • SOWK 385 Group Work Skills (4 credits)
  • SOWK 401 Generalist Practice I: Small Client Systems (4 credits)
  • SOWK 402 Generalist Practice II: Large Client Systems (4 credits)
  • SOWK 405 & 406 Senior Fieldwork (4 credits each)

Allied Courses:

  • STAT 220 Statistics (4 credits)
  • PSYC 111 General Psychology (4 credits)
  • PSYC 202 Lifespan Developmental Psychology (4 credits)
  • Select one of the following: (4 credits)
    • ENVR 151 Environmental Challenges
    • BIOL 209 Biology of Sustainability

Subtotal:  16 credits

 

Additional Core Curriculum Requirements not met by Major or Allied Courses:

  • Literature and Writing (8 credits)
  • Moral and Philosophical Reasoning (8 credits)
  • Math (4 credits)
  • Faith and the Catholic Tradition (12 credits)
  • Fine Arts course of choice (4 credits)
  • Language and Culture (up to 12 credits)
  • History (4 credits)

For more information on which courses satisfy the core curriculum requirements, see the course catalog, here.

Subtotal: 40-52 credits

A major in exercise science prepares students for entrance into a doctor of physical therapy program or other related medical field. A student graduating with a major in exercise science will be trained on highly sophisticated assessment equipment and gain real-world experience outside the classroom.

Degree Planning Guide

Major Courses:

    • HLTH 250 Personal Health and Wellness (4 credits)
    • HLTH 275 Lifelong Stress Management (2 credits)
    • HLTH 345 Nutrition for Health and Fitness (4 credits)
    • EXSC 130 Foundations of Exercise Science (2 credits)
    • EXSC 213 Human Anatomy (4 credits)
    • EXSC 213L Human Anatomy Lab (0 credits)
    • EXSC 214 Physiology (4 credits)
    • EXSC 214L Physiology Lab (0 credits)
    • EXSC 240 Medical Terminology (2 credits)
    • EXSC 326 Kinesiology (4 credits)
    • EXSC 332 Exercise Physiology (4 credits)
    • EXSC 426 Biomechanics (4 credits)
    • EXSC 426L Biomechanics Lab (0 credits)
    • EXSC 432 Advanced Exercise Physiology (4 credits)
    • EXSC 432L Advanced Exercise Physiology Lab (0 credits)
    • EXSC 449 Exercise Science Research Methods (4 credits) 
    • EXSC 450 Internship (100 hours) (2 credits)

Subtotal: 44 credits

Recommended Course:  American Red Cross First Aid, CPR & AED 

Allied Courses:

  • BIOL 207 Genetics, Ecology, and Evolution (4 credits)
  • BIOL 208 Biological Communication and Energetics (4 credits)
  • CHEM 111 General Chemistry I (4 credits)
  • CHEM 112 General Chemistry II (4 credits)
  • PHYS 109 General Physics I (4 credits)
  • PHYS 110 General Physics II (4 credits)
  • STAT 220 Statistics (4 credits)
  • PSYC 111 General Psychology (4 credits)
  • PSYC 301 Psychopathology (4 credits)
  • Select one of the following:
    • MATH 108/109 Calculus with Review I & Review II (4 credits)
    • MATH 113 Calculus (4 credits)

Subtotal:  40 credits

Additional Core Curriculum Requirements not met by Major or Allied Courses:

  • Literature and Writing (8 credits)
  • Moral and Philosophical Reasoning (8 credits)
  • Faith and the Catholic Tradition (12 credits)
  • Historical Studies (4 credits)
  • Fine Arts course of choice (4 credits)
  • Language and Culture (12 credits)
  • Human Diversity (contact advisor)

For more information on which courses satisfy the core curriculum requirements, see the course catalogue, here.

Subtotal: 48 credits

Summary of Credits Needed for Exercise Science Major:

Major Courses: 44credits
Allied Courses: 40 credits
Additional Core Curriculum Courses: 48 credits 

Total: 132 credits

This minor is for students looking to enhance their career objectives and goals who may be considering work in the allied health, wellness or fitness world.  A minor increases a student's knowledge base, enhances qualifications, provides for a greater competitive edge in the job market and builds individual credibility. 

This minor is a good complement to a number of other disciplines such as business, marketing, communications and psychology.  Students interested in pursuing careers in fields such as sports broadcasting, sports marketing, and advertising and promotions may also be interested in this minor.

Core Courses:

EXSC 213 - Human Anatomy + Lab (4 credits)

EXSC 214 - Human Physiology + Lab (4 credits)

EXSC 326 - Kinesiology (4 credits)

EXSC 332 - Exercise Physiology (4 credits)

Select one of the following:

EXSC 426 Biomechanics (4 credits)

or

EXSC 432 Advanced Exercise Physiology (4 credits)

The following prerequisites must be observed:

EXSC 213 is a prerequisite for EXSC 326

EXSC 214 is a prerequisite for EXSC 332

EXSC 326 is a prerequisite for EXSC 426

EXSC 332 is a prerequisite for EXSC 432

 

Please note:   Health Promotion majors may not earn an Exercise Science Minor.

A major in health promotion which prepares the student for work as a fitness specialist outside the school setting. Students graduating with a major in health promotion will have had experience at a work site. They will demonstrate the skill and knowledge expected of the entry-level exercise science professional in the areas of fitness evaluation, exercise prescription, and delivery of exercise programs to normal and special populations. They will effectively assess theory and interface it with practice.

Degree Planning Guide

Major Courses

    • HLTH 120  Foundations of Health Promotion (2 credits)
    • EXSC 213  Human Anatomy  (4 credits)
    • EXSC 213L Human Anatomy Lab (0 credits)
    • EXSC 214  Physiology (4 credits)
    • EXSC 214L Physiology Lab (0 credits)
    • HLTH 250  Personal Health and Wellness (4 credits)
    • HLTH 275  Lifelong Stress Management (2 credits)
    • HLTH 285  Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs (2 credits) 
    • HLTH 345  Nutrition for Health and Fitness (4 credits)
    • EXSC 332 Exercise Physiology (4 credits)
    • EXSC 326 Kinesiology. (4  credits)
    • EXSC 426 Biomechanics (4 credits)
    • EXSC 426L Biomechanics Lab (0 credits)
    • PHED 430 Measurement & Evaluation (4 credits)
    • EXSC 432  Advanced Exercise Physiology (4 credits)
    • EXSC 432L Advanced Exercise Physiology Lab (0 credits)
    • PHED 450 Internship (100 hours) (2 credits)
    • HLTH 465  Health Research Methods (4 credits)

Subtotal: 48 credits

Recommended Course:   American Red Cross Certification in First Aid, CPR & AED.

Allied Courses

    • MKTG 300 Principles of Marketing (4 credits)
    • Select one of the following:
      • BIOL 101 General Biology (4 credits)
      • BIOL 105 Human Biology (4 credits)
    • Select one of the following:
      • CHEM 100 General Chemistry (4 credits)
      • CHEM 101  Environmental Chemistry (4 credits) 
      • CHEM 111 General Chemistry (4 credits) 
    • Select one of the following:
      • MGMT 305  Mgmt & Org Behavior (4 credits)
      • MGMT 320  Int Marketing Communication (4 credits
    • Select one of the following:
      • COJO 105 Communication in the Workplace (4 credits)
      • COJO 112 Public Communication (4 credits)

Subtotal: 20 credits

Additional Core Curriculum Requirements not met by Major or Allied Courses:

  • Literature and Writing (8 credits)
  • Moral and Philosophical Reasoning (8 credits)
  • Faith and the Catholic Tradition (12 credits)
  • Historical Studies (4 credits)
  • Fine Arts course of choice (4 credits)
  • Language and Culture (12 credits)
  • Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning (4 credits)
  • Human Diversity (contact advisor)

Subtotal: 56 credits

Electives

Subtotal: 8 credits

Summary of Credits Needed for Health Promotion Major:

Core Courses:  48 credits
Allied Courses: 20 credits
Core Curriculum Courses: 56 credits
Electives: 8 credits

Total: 132 credits

Candidates successfully completing this program will be licensed in the state of Minnesota to teach grades 5-12 health education and grades K-12 physical education.  This is a dual licensure program that provides two licenses in four years. The program involves 100 hours of K-12 field experiences working with area teachers in addition to 20 weeks of student teaching in health education and physical education.  Candidates are also required to pass the Minnesota Teaching and Licensing (MTLE) exams in physical education, health education, and teaching pedagogy.  Many graduates coach interscholastic athletics in addition to teaching. With obtainment of both certifications, the likelihood of acquiring a teaching job in a K-12 setting are high.

Degree Planning Guide

Major Courses

  • EXSC 332 Exercise Physiology (4 credits)
  • HLTH 250 Personal Health and Wellness (4 credits)
  • HLTH 285 Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs (2 credits)
  • HLTH 341 Health Education: Curriculum and Assessment (4 credits)
  • HLTH 345 Nutrition for Health and Fitness (4 credits)
  • HLTH 351 Health Education: Methods of Instruction (4 credits)
  • HLTH 462 Human Sexuality Education (4 credits)
  • PHED 105 Water Safety & Lifeguard Training (0 credits)
  • PHED 110 Technical Skills for Team Sports (2 credits)
  • PHED 111 Technical Skills for Individual/Lifetime Sports (2 credits)
  • PHED 202 Physical Education Curriculum Instruction (2 credits) (Note: students may take HPE 473 at Augsburg in place of this course)
  • PHED 208 Anatomy & Physiology (4 credits)
  • PHED 300 Motor Development (2 credits)
  • PHED 302 PE Methods: Elementary (2 credits)
  • PHED 304 PE Methods: Secondary (4 credits)
  • PHED 351 Teaching Students with Special Needs (2 credits)

Subtotal: 46 credits

Allied Courses

  • PSYC 111 General Psychology (4 credits)
  • Select one of the following:
  • BIOL 101 General Biology (4 credits)
  • BIOL 105 Human Biology (4 credits)

Subtotal: 8 credits

Education Courses

Please see the course catalog for a full list of acceptance and retention requirements for Education majors. 

      Block I:

  • EDUC 210 Education in Society (4 credits)
  • EDUC 211 Field Experience I: Exploration (0 credits)

      Block II:

  • EDUC 329 Diverse Learners & Families (4 credits)
  • EDUC 330 Psychology for Teaching and Learning (4 credits)
  • EDUC 332 Field Experience II: Learning & Teaching (0 credits)

      Block III:

  • EDUC 339 Field Experience III: (5-12) Health (0 credits)
  • EDUC 343 Field Experience III: (K-12) Physical Education (0 credits)
  • EDUC 355 Reading for 5-12 Teacher (4 credits)

      Block IV:

  • EDUC 431 Technology for Instruction (2 credits)
  • EDUC 463 Student Teaching: Dual License (12 credits)

Subtotal: 30 credits

Additional Core Curriculum Requirements not met by Major or Allied Courses:

  • Literature and Writing (8 credits)
  • Moral and Philosophical Reasoning (8 credits)
  • Faith and the Catholic Tradition (12 credits)
  • Historical Studies (4 credits)
  • Fine Arts course of choice (4 credits)
  • Language and Culture (12 credits)
  • Natural Science and Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning (8 credits)
  • Human Diversity (contact advisor)

For more information on which courses satisfy the core curriculum requirements, see the course catalogue, here.

Subtotal: 52 credits

Summary of Credits Needed for Physical Education (K-12)/Health Education (5-12) Teaching Major:

Major Courses: 46 credits
Allied Courses: 8 credits
Education Courses: 30 credits
Additional Core Curriculum Courses: 52 credits

Total: 136 credits