Bachelors Degree In Public Health
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Degree CEPH
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Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total
Next Start Date
Aug 19, 2024

Help Others Live Healthy Lives with Our Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health

Are you passionate about healthy living and promoting health in the lives of others? We are too! That’s why we created our public health degree program, which provides the education and training you need to make a positive impact on personal and community health.

The industry of public health is incredibly important because it helps to improve the quality of people’s lives. Public health goes beyond healthy eating and exercise at the individual level. This field is about understanding the social and environmental trends that can either help or hinder overall community health.

  • With our concentration in health promotion, you’ll be able to enter a career field as a health coordinator, educator, caseworker, or substance abuse counselor.
  • Our pre-clinical specialization gives you the option of applying to graduate school to become a physician, physical or occupational therapist, chiropractor, nutritionist, dietician, and more!


So what are you waiting for? Start your journey of improving the lives of others locally, nationally, and abroad by pursuing our bachelor’s degree in public health.

Award-Winning Campus

At Liberty, you’ll find an affordable, high-quality education that equips students like you for the real world. Our commitment to excellence helped us rank among’s Top 3 college campuses in America. Earning your degree from a nonprofit university with state-of-the-art resources like ours can help set you apart from your peers.

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Why Choose Liberty’s Public Health Program?

Our goal at Liberty is to provide you with a degree and experience that is well rounded, helps you meet your career goals, and supports the calling on your life. With our public health program, you’ll find that the opportunities for academic excellence, along with career placement assistance after graduation, are practically limitless.

  • Liberty University has one of the largest accredited Master of Public Health (MPH) programs in the U.S. if you are interested in continuing your education after completing your Bachelor’s.
  • Our Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) accreditation means that you will be eligible for jobs in local government, federal government, and the military.

Liberty’s Public Health professors not only have degrees in public health, but they also have a vast array of experiences working in public health platforms locally, nationally, and globally. They are excited about teaching, guiding, and supporting you on your academic journey. In fact, our professors are known for asking students to join them on research and mission projects related to public health.

Another great aspect of our public health program is the experiential opportunities available to you. You’ll have the option to receive all of the following certifications: First Aid, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), and Automated External Defibrillator (AED). Additionally, you’ll participate in internships and research projects that will give you experience in your field before graduation.

What Will You Learn in Our Public Health Program?

Our public health program is a challenging and exciting degree that provides the knowledge you need to succeed in your future career. Some of the public health courses you’ll take cover areas of study like:

  • Personal health
  • Foundations of public health
  • Introduction to public and community health
  • Introduction to environmental hazards and response
  • Principles of epidemiology and biostatistics

If you choose to pursue the health promotion concentration, you’ll experience training in the physiology of exercise, human nutrition, health education, and diseases. Our pre-clinical specialization will give you the opportunity to tailor your degree to meet the prerequisite requirements for the graduate program you’d like to pursue.

Check out our featured courses below for more information about what you’ll learn!

Featured Courses

HLTH 216 Personal Health

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • A study of considerations and current trends in the areas of personal and community health
  • Emphasis is given to personal responsibility for healthy lifestyle management

HLTH 301 Foundations of Public Health

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • An introduction to public health concepts and practice
  • The history of public health
  • Administrative roles and responsibilities of the profession within the context of socio-ecological levels
  • Topics covered include public health’s core functions and essential services, organizational structures, ethical issues, systems thinking, and the role of the health education specialist

HLTH 420 Principles of Behavior Change and Health Counseling

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • A study of theory and practice of behavioral change or verification that leads to a healthy lifestyle
  • Group and individual intervention techniques with follow-up health counseling theory and application

HLTH 453 Program Planning and Evaluation in Health Education

This course provides a study of the theories, models, and processes that reflect best practice in assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of health education programming.

Degree Information
Admission Requirements

Highlights of Our Public Health Program

  • Liberty’s public health programs are accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).
  • This program prepares you to take the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) certification exam.
  • There are opportunities available for health outreach in a global setting.
  • The program equips you to be career-ready upon graduation.
  • You’ll be prepared to apply to graduate school in one of the following areas: public health, health administration, nutrition, dietetics, physician assistant, physical therapy, occupational therapy, chiropractic, and medical school.
  • With this program, you’ll receive First Aid, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) certifications.
  • Get hands-on experience before you graduate with an internship opportunity.

Public Health Bachelor’s Degree Information

Career Opportunities for Public Health Graduates

  • Community health advocate/worker
  • Community health assessment coordinator
  • Dentist (requires education beyond a bachelor’s degree)
  • Environmental health inspector
  • Food safety inspector
  • Global health worker
  • Grant Writer
  • Hospital Administrator
  • Industrial Hygienist
  • Medical Supply/pharmaceutical sales representative
  • Nutritionist
  • Occupational therapist
  • Physician assistant
  • Physical therapist
  • Public health communication and marketing specialist
  • Physician
  • Substance abuse counselor
  • Wellness programmer
  • Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) case manager

Admission Requirements for Undergraduate Degrees

Every application is reviewed by the admission committee on a case-by-case basis, meaning there are no set minimums for acceptance. However, all applicants must submit the following documents* for admission:

  • Admission application
  • Official high school transcripts
  • Official college transcripts (if applicable)
  • Results from the CLT, SAT, or ACT are not required for admission, but may be used in consideration for merit-based aid.
  • Admission essay

*Note that additional documentation may be requested by the admission committee after your application has been received.

Health Promotion

By pursuing our Bachelor of Science in Public Health – Health Promotion degree, you can be equipped to immediately enter a public health career or to go on to a graduate program within the field.

View the Degree Completion Plan.

Career Opportunities

  • Community Health Advocate/Worker
  • Community Health Assessment Coordinator
  • Environmental Health Inspector
  • Food Safety Inspector
  • Global Health Worker
  • Grant Writer
  • Hospital Administrator
  • Industrial Hygienist
  • Medical Supply/Pharmaceutical Sales Representative
  • Public Health Communication and Marketing Specialist
  • Substance Abuse Counselor
  • Wellness Programmer
  • Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) Case Manager


Get prepared to apply to a graduate program within the medical field by pursuing our Bachelor of Science in Public Health – Pre-Clinical degree.

View the Degree Completion Plan.

Career Opportunities

  • Dentist
  • Hospital Administrator
  • Nutritionist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Physician
  • Physician Assistant
  • Physical Therapist
  • Substance Abuse Counselor

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