Health and Physical Education

Division of Health and Physical Education
(440) 826-7473

Student Success:  Amanda Feairheller '15 is among eight students in the U.S. chosen for the 2013 Ride Against AIDS. She is cycling cross-country to create AIDS awareness.

Hands-on Research: BW students  traveled to Maine in 2012 to study public health issues.

Congratulations to the Public Health Scholar Bowl Team!

In April 2013, BW Public Health students Amanda Feairheller, Robert Hood, Tyler Steinc, and Jesper Zuber traveled to Saint Louis University, MO to compete against teams from seven universities in the National Public Health Scholar Bowl. The BW team won second place in the Trivia Competition and third place in the Public Health Case Study Competition.

 Career Opportunities

  • Medicine
  • Public Health Analyst
  • Health Care Manager
  • Public Health Analyst
  • Infectious Disease Manager
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Occupational Health Worker
  • Environmental Health Analyst

Public Health

A high-demand career field offering diverse application, public health focuses on protecting, promoting and improving health, wellness and social justice.

One of only a few such programs in Ohio, our Public Health degree offers you a comprehensive and rigorous study of biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental health, health policy, and social and behavioral sciences.

Rapidly Growing Career Field

The Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH) at BW is one of the three undergraduate public health programs in Ohio.

  • Ranked among the fastest growing fields nationally and regionally, public health offers outstanding career opportunities.
  • US News College Compass lists Public Health as one of the top ten college majors that leads to jobs.

Given that there is a growing emphasis on integrating public health and primary care medicine in order to establish the future healthcare workforce, BW’s Public Health major is the keystone element of BW’s new Primary Healthcare Advancement Program, a specialized pre-med track linked with early assurance medical school acceptance. Our PHAP program is the only such program in the state of Ohio.


Hands-on research opportunities, case studies and dynamic class projects give you the tools to build an impressive professional portfolio suitable for graduate school or a career. A capstone field experience offers real-world strategy and application with a public health agency.


Full-time faculty with extensive public health experience bridge textbook studies with applied learning. Developed in consultation with physicians, leading scholars and public health agencies, the program aligns with the standards of the American Public Health Association, among others.



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