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Public Health

Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH)

The public health major at Wingate is a unique blend of the coursework interdisciplinary in nature similar to the field itself. As a Public Health major, you’ll take classes in social sciences, health education, global health, epidemiology, statistics, healthcare management and systems, and health ethics. High school courses that could help you excel in Public Health include statistics, sociology, health science and foreign language. Psychology, environmental science, chemistry and biology can also help give you a solid foundation.

As the field of public health is interdisciplinary, the proposed BSPH program encompasses an interdisciplinary and diverse faculty. Outside departments, including Sociology/ Human Services, Psychology, Political Science and History, Math, Biology, Religion, and Communications will all be contributing to the success of the BSPH students. The WU Collaborative for the Common Good will also contribute to the success of the BSPH students by helping to facilitate internship and hand-on experiences with community partners.

Public Health Club

Wingate's Public Health Club is a student organization consisting of various BSPH and MPH students. The clubs main goals are to to unite students' passion about public health, foster a space for learning, collaboration, and advocacy to drive positive health impacts in the Wingate University Campus and surrounding community.  In doing so, students in the club arrange health related community services opportunities and host public health speaker and health awareness events. If your looking to get involved or to learn more please follow the club on Instagram @wupublichealth.

Club Website


Why Public Health?

Public Health Snapshot


    Vision

    The vision of Wingate University’s Department of the Public Health is to attain the highest level of health and well-being for all.

    Values

    • Collaboration & Teamwork

    • Student-Centered

    • Diversity & Inclusion

    • Integrity & Ethical Practice

    • Innovation & Academic Excellence

    • Professionalism

    • Empathy

    Mission

    Our mission is to cultivate skilled and ethical public health professionals committed to achieving health equity and improving health outcomes for ALL populations.

    GOALS

    • KNOWLEDGE: To provide high-quality student-centered education that increases public health knowledge and skills to address population health outcomes and achieve health equity.

    • SERVICE: To provide experiential learning that engages students in public health advocacy, leadership and partnerships to achieve health and well-being of all populations.

    • SCHOLARSHIP: To contribute to advancing public health knowledge and best practices through student and faculty scholarship.


     

    In the News

    Did You Know?

    Public health professionals are leading the nation’s response to the COVID19 pandemic through surveillance, testing, modeling, and education. They are on the front lines, making a difference in the health and safety of the American public.

    4+1 Advantage Program

    Wingate University BSPH students will also have the opportunity to explore an accelerated pathway to obtaining a graduate Master of Public Health degree. 

    Explore 4+1

    The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the job market for health education specialists and community health workers will grow by 13% this decade and that demand for public health service managers will increase by 18%. Both are growing much faster than the average occupation.

    Program Contact

    Dr. Suzie S. Wolf, DHSc, MPH, PA-C
    (704) 233-8187
    s.wolf@wingate.edu

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