Wartburg’s public health major aspires to educate passionate leaders committed to improving the health of their community. Public health is an interdisciplinary major that provides students with an understanding of the connections between public health and diverse disciplines, such as social sciences, biological sciences, and business. Wartburg’s program will provide students with a basic understanding of the five core public health knowledge areas: social and behavioral health, epidemiology, biostatistics, health policy and administration, and environmental health. Through community-based projects, volunteer opportunities, and internships, students will leave understanding the role of public health in assuring health, improving health, and protecting against health threats.
Wartburg’s public health major focuses heavily on the practical experience students can gain through community-based class projects, volunteering opportunities, and internships. Students will be able to relate classroom learning to public health practice, enhancing the overall learning process and preparing them for a rewarding career in public health or to further their academic study in a graduate degree program.
Beginning in the summer of 2022, students in pre-health programs who are double majoring in Spanish will have the opportunity to participate in a unique Spanish for Health Professions program at the University of Oviedo, Spain, which includes an advanced Spanish for Health Professionals course and a one-week clinical field experience in Oviedo at the end of the course.