Accreditation Seal | Council on Education for Public HealthAre you on the right path to make the world a healthier place? The first step is important - and your journey begins here. We holistically address health across the lifespan and prepare you to be a globally minded public health and human sciences professional ready to take on our greatest challenges to health and well-being.

The School of Biological and Population Health Sciences comprises the fields of Kinesiology, Nutrition and the Public Health disciplines of Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Global Health and Environmental and Occupational Health. These disciplinary approaches link individual biology and behavior to population and environmental health to better understand how environmental and behavioral factors, including food and nutrition, physical activity, water, pollution, carcinogens, biohazards, etc., influence the development and progression of biological disease. Applying the quantitative methods of epidemiology and biostatistics allows better understanding of the causes of population-level disease as well as methods of intervention and prevention.

The School of Social and Behavioral Health Sciences strives to advance understanding of the social and behavioral determinants and consequences of health and to promote health throughout the life course. We aim to integrate developmental, prevention, translation and policy sciences in an effort to improve health and well-being through research, teaching and public health practice.

 

Academic Minors and Certificates

Students in PHHS are not required to have a minor; however, many students choose to complete a minor to complement their major or to meet credit hour requirements.
View the list of Minors and Certificates.

Online Graduate Certificate in Public Health

The Graduate Certificate in Public Health online program at Oregon State University is designed for public health practitioners and others seeking professional development and continuing education within the field of public health. The program focuses on the five core areas of public health: epidemiology, biostatistics, health promotion and behavior, environmental and occupational health, and health management and policy.