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Welcome to the Public Health Program

Public Health Program Mission

The mission of the public health program is to prepare students for employment and professional school by providing an active learning environment designed to cultivate relevant professional knowledge and skills in public health.

About Public Health

As defined by the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health, Public health protects and improves the health of individuals, families, communities, and populations, locally and globally.

Why Study Public Health?

You can help your community right away in Public Health. In a time when people struggle to afford health care or develop healthy lifestyles, there is a growing demand for professionals trained in the field of public health.

Students in the Public Health degree program at Fort Lewis College complete eight core courses that provide them with a foundation of general competency in public health.  Students then build on this foundation by adding a customizable group of courses that enable them to tailor their degree program to achieve their career goals such as nursing, health education, or graduate school.  The capstone of the curriculum is the Senior Project course, completed by all students.  In this course, students will engage in a service learning experience with a health related organization or carry out a research project related to their professional interests in health. 

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