Public Health

 
 
 

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PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The Public Health Major is intended to prepare students for a wide range of career options including Healthcare Administrator, Health and Safety Engineer, Environmental Specialist, and Health Educator. Furthermore, it provides students with a pathway towards graduate programs in Public Health, and Epidemiology. Lastly, when supplemented by Medical School requirements, it provides an excellent course of study for Pre-Medical students who wish to understand the broader context of a physician’s work, or those who wish to work in healthcare policy.

Degrees

Public Health (B.S.)

Major

THE MORNINGSIDE DIFFERENCE

Hybrid Course Model

Some courses in this program are taken online & powered by Rize. The core curriculum will be taken on-campus, giving students the best of student life with the flexibility of some online learning.

Internships

You will have the opportunity to participate in an internship or immersive externship where you can receive up to 12 credits for paid professional training and experience in an accounting work environment.

Subject Matter Experts

You will have the opportunity to learn from and interact with our Faculty who have extensive knowledge in the subject area. Programs are built with experts in the related fields.

Morningside and Rize Education have partnered to offer degree programs in high-demand fields. The majority of classes are completed on-campus and in-person at Morningside, with Rize offering others online via their state-of-the-art technology platform.

PROGRAM FEATURES

  • Morningside Faculty: You will have the opportunity to learn from and interact with our Faculty who have extensive knowledge in the subject area.
  • Dr. Ajay Rangaraj – Dr. Ajay Rangaraj is a practicing physician and a consultant to the department of HIV, Hepatitis and STIs at the World Health Organization, Geneva. He played a pivotal role in developing the current WHO guidelines for treating HIV and communicating that information to world governments. Dr. Rangaraj is also a graduate of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, with a MSc in Public Health. He is the primary creator of the Public Health Major.

Ebola. Avian Flu. Tuberculosis. CoronaVirus (COVID-19). HIV/AIDS. Malaria. When people think of public health, these are the names that come to mind, and indeed, with our increasingly interconnected world, the spread of epidemic diseases is a major public health issue.

However, Public Health is much more than mere crisis response. Public Health is the science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life, and promoting human health through organized efforts and informed choices. It covers a wide range of sociological, scientific and mathematical approaches and seeks to improve standards of living, affect healthcare policy, and prevent the looming crises that stem from issues such as Antibiotic Resistance.

LEARN BY DOING

RIZE EDUCATION

Morningside is committed to providing students with a positive return on their investment in education. That’s why we started career-oriented degrees in the highest-demand fields of today’s economy in partnership with Rize Education.

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MEET THE FACULTY

Jacklyn Barber

Jacklyn Barber

Dean of Nursing Education

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Amanda Buse

Amanda Buse

Assistant Professor

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Kelli Flack

Assistant Professor

My journey as a nursing educator is driven by a profound passion for both healthcare and education. I am dedicated to shaping the next generation of nurses, instilling in them the knowledge, skills and values necessary to excel in this profession. Guiding the nursing students through their educational journey allows me to play a crucial role in building the foundation of their nursing careers.

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Sharlene Georgesen

Sharlene Georgesen

Professor

I love the students at Morningside, the opportunity to watch a student grow in their thinking skills, their ability to apply new knowledge to situations and build on what they already know. I like having the students in class early in their academic career as sophomores and then again as juniors and seniors.

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Amanda Haverhals

Amanda Haverhals

Associate Professor

Apart from the essential nursing skills and knowledge, I hope nursing students at Morningside embrace the broader mission and values that extend beyond the classroom. I hope to cultivate a life-long passion for the field of nursing as they will need to adapt to the ever-evolving demands of the profession.

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Mary Kovarna

Mary Kovarna

Professor

I love the enthusiasm for learning knowledge and skills shown by our nursing the students.

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Samantha Rozeboom

Samantha Rozeboom

Assistant Professor

The culture at Morningside is welcoming and has a sense of community. I feel respected and part of a team. My input is valued and I am able to learn from my colleagues as well as students, and I am pushed to be challenged.

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Lauri Sells

Lauri Sells

Associate Professor

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Kari Varner

Kari Varner

Associate Professor

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Brenda Wimmer

Brenda Wimmer

Assistant Professor

My hope is that Morningside students will develop a passion for creative, lifelong learning along with a sense of empowerment to improve the world wherever they are.

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RELATED MAJORS & MINORS

Still looking for the right fit? Here are some additional program options that we think might interest you or are often paired with this program. You can also view the programs page to keep exploring your options.

WHY STUDY AT MORNINGSIDE?

13:1

student/faculty ratio so you’re assured a quality education focused on you

99%

employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation

65+

majors & pre-professional programs available

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