Public Health

pub·lic health: the art and science dealing with the protection and improvement of community health by organized community effort including preventive medicine and sanitary and social science.

Education for Public Health includes:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (4 years)
  • Master’s Degree (2 years)

Where do Public Health Graduates Work?

Public health professionals are found in almost every professional setting. While there are dozens of exciting specialties in public health, most career opportunities are found in the following fields: Behavioral Sciences/Health Education, Biostatistics, Environmental Health Sciences, Epidemiology, Global/International Public Health, Health Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health, Nutrition, and Public Health Laboratory Practice.

What do they do there?

  • Encourage people to make healthy choices and develop educational programs that promote healthy lifestyles and prevent disease and injury.
  • Identify health trends that lead to life-saving measures through the application of statistical procedures, techniques, and methodology to forecast scenarios and determine causes of disease and injury.
  • Analyze the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the complex interaction between genetics and our surroundings in order to prescribe healthier behaviors.
  • Meeting the rising health challenges that transcend national boundaries.
  • Develop policy to impact public health.
  • Improve health delivery channels for women, children, and their families through advocacy, education, and research.
  • Study the interaction between nutrients, nutrition, and health.
  • Test biological and environmental samples in order to prevent and treat infectious diseases.

Professional Associations

American Public Health Association
Association of Schools of Public Health

Contact IPE

Mrs. Betty Lynne W. Johnson
Assistant Dean of Interprofessional Education
Phone: 910-814-5529
Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @CUIPE Tw
Facebook: Fb


IPE Events

Mental Health First Aid Training

July 22, 2016

First-Year Interprofessional Education Event

September 15, 2016


IPE News

Julie Lee: A soldier for public health
May 18, 2015

Trustees’ Executive Committee approves Catherine W. Wood School of Nursing
March 25, 2015

Campbell holds 1st interprofessional education event of the semester
August 26, 2014

Interprofessional education event promotes teamwork
March 25, 2014

Visit to migrant camps begins Campbell’s health care outreach initiative
October 17, 2013

Health sciences students bring health education to rural population
October 7, 2013

Campbell launches interprofessional education program for health sciences students
August 14, 2013

Public Health, PA host free dental and medical clinic for Harnett County children
February 4, 2013

Team-based health education to expand at Campbell
January 22, 2013