Bachelor Degree In Public Health Pre Clinical
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Aug 19, 2024

Become a Health Professional with Our Bachelor’s Degree in Public HealthPre-Clinical

Are you excited about the possibility of a career that utilizes medical knowledge to help others? We are, too! By pursuing our Bachelor of Science in Public Health – Pre-Clinical degree, you’ll gain the medical knowledge and skills needed to propel you into a field geared towards making a positive impact on the lives of others.

Our pre-clinical specialization provides the opportunity for you to receive foundational medical knowledge in your intended field, preparing you for graduate school or a career in a medical field. You’ll have the option of applying to medical, physician assistant, physical therapy, occupational therapy, professional counseling, or chiropractor school, as well as other medical programs.


Take the next step on your path towards your career and fulfilling your calling. We know that you want to help people and that you’re interested in using medicine to do it. Let’s start this academic journey together so you can make an impact on the world!

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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 HealthPre-Clinical Degree?

At Liberty, we believe in providing you with a degree that will equip you for the future career you want. Our public health – pre-clinical program is designed to give you all the foundational knowledge in healthcare and medicine you need to excel in the field of public health. With the certifications, resources, and hands-on experience available to you, you can receive all you need to be successful in your field or graduate program.

  • 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.

While you’re pursuing your degree at Liberty, you’ll learn from professionals in the field who have earned a degree in public health and have experience either locally, nationally, or globally. They care about pouring into your academic life. In fact, many of our students participate in research projects with professors.

Additionally, you have plenty of opportunities for a more hands-on experience where you can participate in an optional internship with hospitals, nonprofit organizations, or even the Department of Health. Plus, you have the opportunity to receive certifications in First Aid, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), and Automated External Defibrillator (AED).

What Will You Learn in Our Public HealthPre-Clinical Bachelor’s Degree?

Our Bachelor of Science in Public Health – Pre-Clinical degree is an alternative track you can take to medical school. The curriculum in this degree provides what you need to apply to graduate school or be career-ready in a public health field.

Some of the core public health classes you’ll take include:

  • Foundations of Public Health
  • History of Life
  • Introduction to Environmental Hazards and Response
  • Personal Health
  • Principles of Epidemiology and Biostatics

If you pursue our pre-clinical concentration, you’ll study courses on human nutrition, chronic and infectious diseases, and participate in a senior seminar or internship. Additionally, you’ll get to cater your major to the graduate school you plan on applying to. Some of the courses you can choose from include:

  • Directed Research
  • Exercise and Sports Nutrition
  • Health Promotion for Aging Populations
  • Methods and Resources in Teaching Applied Sciences in Schools
  • Women’s Health Issues

View the Degree Completion Plan, and 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.

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Highlights of Our Public Health – Pre-Clinical 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 HealthPre-Clinical Degree Information

Career Opportunities for Public HealthPre-Clinical Graduates

  • Dentist
  • Hospital administrator
  • Nutritionist
  • Occupational therapist
  • Physical therapist
  • Physician
  • Physician assistant
  • Substance abuse counselor

Most occupations in this field will require education beyond a bachelor’s degree.

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.