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What is Public Health?
- The science and art of protecting and improving community health through health education, promotion, research and disease prevention strategies.
- Knowledge and application of multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary population-based methods of research, teaching and practice involving various academic disciplines.
- Achieves goals through health promotion and disease prevention with the final outcome being to improve the quality of life in target populations.
Distinctions Between Public Health and Clinical Health Professions
Prevention and Health Promotion
Diagnosis and Treatment
(Information adapted from the Association of Public Health)
There are a number of other fields students can specialize in such as Maternal and Child Health, Nutrition, International/Global Health and Public Health Policy. For more information, visit the What Is Public Health? website.
The following resources are available to help you plan your future application to public health school.