Associate Degree Online

Public Health

American Public University

48 months
285 USD/credit 4275 USD/year
285 USD/credit 4275 USD/year
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The Public Health Associate Degree (AD) at the American Public University offers introductory courses in sociology, psychology, health, and wellness while looking at the American healthcare system. 


Course Details

Examine the American healthcare system using perspectives from sociology, psychology, health, and wellness with the Public Health Associate Degree (AD) at the American Public University.

APU’s online public health degree equips you to address complex health issues and explores the interpersonal communication, leadership, and motivation needed to prepare for community healthcare or occupational health and safety professional settings.

With APU’s public health degree program, you will learn how to develop and maintain individual and community lifestyles that promote optimal health by choosing and using appropriate policies, educational programs, and incentives. The dynamic, political, and controversial aspects of the profession will also be explored.

What You Will Do

  • Understand how the health of one nation or community affects the planet as a whole
  • Assist in the development of a safe community environment
  • Use technology to deliver community healthcare services
  • Choose and use policies, educational programs, and incentives that promote optimal health for individuals and communities

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Health Services Organization
  • Wellness: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
  • Health Care Administration
  • Public Health in America
  • Healthcare: Moral Issues
  • Nutrition

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months
  • Part-time
    • 120 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.
More details

Courses Start Monthly


60 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • All APU undergraduate programs require a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent (i.e. GED).
  • Please read all undergraduate admission requirements before applying to this program and be prepared to submit the required documentation.
  • There is no fee to complete the APU admission application.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    4275 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 285 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • National

    4275 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 285 USD per credit during 48 months.

$250 with military grant


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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