Public Health

Public Health

Public Health is a great start for you if your answer is yes to any of the following questions:

  • Are you thinking about attending medical or nursing schools? 
  • Are you interested in community health, disease prevention, health promotion or health administration?  
  • Are you passionate about public health nutrition, food insecurity, health inequity or health law and justice? 
  • Are you interested in mitigating the impacts of adverse climate events on human health?

Why Public Health at Stetson University?

With an in-depth and interdisciplinary knowledge in Public Health, you will have a multitude of opportunities to learn, grow and become ready for your life after Stetson. You will be a competitive pre-medicine/ pre-nursing or other pre-health student because the major equips you with a profound understanding of patient contexts. The major is designed to increase your cultural competency by enhancing your ability to communicate with diverse linguistic and cultural populations. The major is flexible enough to let you design a pathway that best fits your post-graduation goals. This could be medical school, nursing programs or pursuing other graduate degrees. 

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“Stetson gave me the opportunity to participate in research all 4 years, helping me to become the Research Specialist I am today, working with the National Institute of Health and the Parkinson’s Foundation.”

Victoria Crawford ‘22 Public Health

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“Stetson gave me the unique opportunity to sit with people who actively make change in the community and learn how to focus my energy productively. Today, I work as a Public Health Advisor and Program Coordinator with the CDC."

Abigail Gavin '23 Public Health

Career Outcomes

Most of our recent graduates are currently working as research or data analysts, epidemiologists, community health coordinators, health administrators, nutritionists and health educators in different settings including:

  • AmeriCorps VISTA
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Environmental research centers 
  • Health insurance companies 
  • Hospitals
  • Local and state departments of health
  • Non-profits
  • Research institutions and Clinical labs
  • Health/patient advocacy institutions

Major and minors in Public Health at Stetson who followed post-graduate schools have been accepted to the following programs: Dietitian/nutritionist, Law schools, Medical schools, Master of Public Health (MPH), Master of Social Work, Master of Health or Business Administration, Nursing schools, PhD in Epidemiology and PhD in Public Policy 

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  • Asal Mohamadi Johnson, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor and Associate Chair of Environmental Science and Studies for Public Health
  • Robert Maglievaz, MSPH, CIH, RS, Assistant Professor of Practice, Public Health

Students must complete the General Education Requirements of the College of Arts & Sciences, along with the Major Requirements. The program emphasizes experiential learning where students acquire advanced skills by working on real-world projects. Students will develop a senior project under the guidance of a faculty member and appropriate to their major.


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