The program in Public Health focuses on protecting and improving the health of populations – from neighborhoods to nations - through education, promotion of healthy lifestyles, and research for disease and injury prevention. Coursework covers a broad range of public health topics and a student selected "track" of interest: community health education or health administration. Students are prepared for entry level positions in public health settings or for continuing education.
The mission of the Public Health Program at Eastern Michigan University is to prepare culturally-competent public health professionals committed to advancing health equity through the improvement of individual and community health and well-being.
Students pursue specialized study to develop practical skills in the classroom and in the community to address a broad range of issues of population health significance through programming, education, research and policy change.