The public health profession focuses on helping individuals and communities improve and maintain their overall health and wellness using a holistic approach. The Public Health Minor equips students with foundational knowledge and skills needed to help others make healthy lifestyle decisions. It can provide a useful complement to professional studies in a variety of fields such as education, human services, intercultural studies, sports ministry, and youth ministry.
Students in the Public Health minor will benefit from Johnson’s affordable tuition and an experienced and engaged faculty passionate about each student’s success. Students can choose from a wide range of Public Health course options, completing 21 credit hours for the minor. A Public Health major is also offered.
When students complete this program, they will be able to do the following:
Demonstrate familiarity with the principles of lifetime health and fitness.
Know and practice the skills required for the planning, implementation, and evaluation of disease prevention and health promotion programs within diverse communities.
Serve as a health education resource person and engage in health advocacy.
Appreciate the distinctiveness and richness of diverse societies and cultures and learn to view the world from perspectives other than their own.
For a comprehensive list regarding program goals and objectives, see the catalog.