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Public Health, Bachelor

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Alma, MI, United States
Public Health at Alma College is the science of protecting and improving the health of communities through education, promotion of healthy lifestyles, and research for disease and injury prevention. 
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About the degree

A proactive medical approach that helps to improve the health of a community, by preventive medicine, health education, control of communicable diseases, application of sanitary measures, and monitoring of environmental hazards.

Public Health is a population-based education program that has become increasingly important in improving the health of our population and reducing skyrocketing health costs.

The Public Health track at Alma College within the Integrative Physiology and Health Science major prepares students for careers focusing upon community-wide prevention and education programs; with a strong foundation in the health sciences, this curriculum includes the study of diseases, biostatistical modeling, population studies, and the history and current development of public health policy. Students have a wide variety of hands-on opportunities inside and outside of the classroom, including internships at an area hospital and nursing facility. Student can also explore a potential minor in Public Health, if interested in pairing this with another field of interest.

One of the community opportunities for students within the Public Health major, is Spartners. This is a program that targets (S)Partners for Heart Health. It’s designed to help 5th grade students sustain or improve nutrition and physical activity behaviors that support heart-health. This also provides the student with “hand’s on” community experience and training. To learn more about (S)Partners for Heart Health contact Dr. Robyn Anderson.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Course include:
  • Public Health Practicum
  • Public Health Independent Study
  • Community Health
  • Health Promotion
  • Epidemiology
  • Elementary Statistics
  • Health Communication
  • Intro to Environmental Studies
  • Ethics and Medicine
  • Intro to Public Mgt & Policy Analysis
  • Aging and Health Institutions

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • Complete a free Alma College Application online or through the Common Application
  • Transfer Students — Official transcripts, in English, of all college coursework must also be sent directly to Alma from the institutions attended
  • International Student Declaration of Finance Form
  • All international students on F-1 or J-1 visa are required to provide evidence of sufficient finances to support their U.S. education. Sources of funding may be from parents, guardians, or a sponsor.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    42352 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 42352 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    42352 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 42352 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Alma

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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