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Public Health

Major Information

The Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health at Georgia Southern University prepares professionals for broad-
based practice in public health. Master’s level student enrolled in the Master of Public Health program will
learn the integration of core competencies in the five basic areas of public health, with specialized expertise in
one: Biostatistics, Environmental health, Epidemiology, Health Policy, and Community Health. Other
programs offered include a Master of Healthcare Administration and a terminal degree in Public Health.
These programs serve both the full-time student preparing for a career in public health, as well as currently
employed health professionals seeking an advanced education to augment their existing skills and

General Information

Degree(s) Offered:

• Master of Public Health (M.P.H.)
• Doctor of Public Health (Dr.P.H.)

Sample Occupations

  • Activities Director
  • AIDS Educator
  • Biostatistician
  • Breastfeeding Support Coordinator
  • Childbirth Educator
  • Coach
  • Corporate Fitness Instructor
  • Corporate Sales Representative
  • Dietitian
  • Director, Wellness Center
  • Director, YMCA
  • Drug and Alcohol Abuse Counselor
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Epidemiologist
  • Facility Manager
  • Field Health Officer
  • Government Policy Analyst
  • Health Educator
  • Health Informatics Specialist
  • Health Technician
  • Healthcare Administrator
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Human Sexuality Educator
  • Industrial Hygienist
  • Minority Health Administrator
  • Nurse Midwife
  • Nutrition Specialist
  • Occupational Health and Safety Specialist
  • Personal Stress Manager
  • Personal Trainer
  • Physician Assistant
  • Psychologist
  • Public Health Nurse
  • Public Health
  • Practitioner/ Educator
  • Public Health Social Worker
  • Recreation Manager
  • Refugee Coordinator
  • Rehabilitation Manager
  • Resident Services Director
  • Social Worker
  • Spa/Health Club Manager
  • Sponsorship Coordinator
  • Sports Camp Director
  • Sports Promoter
  • University Health Educator
  • Weight Management Specialist

Sample Work Settings

  • Assisted Living Homes
  • Business and Industry Companies/Firms
  • Campgrounds
  • Churches
  • Community Health Centers
  • Community Organizations
  • Colleges/Universities
  • Federal, State, & Local Agencies
  • Fitness Clubs/Resorts/Spas
  • Healthcare Companies
  • Hospitals
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Parks & Recreation Offices
  • Pharmaceutical & Hospital
  • Supply Firms
  • Physician’s Offices
  • Rehabilitation Centers
  • Schools
  • Social Service Agencies
  • Sports Teams
  • Tourism agencies
  • Travel agencies
  • Voluntary Health Agencies
  • Wellness Programs

Sample Employers

  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • American Red Cross
  • Augusta University
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
  • City Year
  • Early Autism Project
  • Emory Healthcare
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Georgia Department of Public Health
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Gulfstream Aerospace
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Memorial Health
  • Norfolk Southern Corporation
  • Northside Hospital
  • Optim Healthcare
  • Peace Corps
  • Savannah-Chatham County
  • Public Schools
  • St. Joseph’s/Candler
  • United Health Group
  • University of Georgia
  • US Army
  • US Dept. of Veteran Affairs
  • WellStar Health System
  • YMCA of the USA

Connecting Majors, Skills, and Occupations

  • View learning outcomes associated with your major in the Georgia Southern Academic Catalog:

Georgia Southern Academic Catalog

  • Explore the connection between occupations and skills in O*Net:

  • Use Handshake to upload your résumé and explore internships and jobs. For more information:

Internet Resources

To explore values, interests, and skills:


Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) – $15

Self Directed Search – $15 tudents/assessments/

To explore occupational outlooks and salaries:

National Compensation Survey

National Association of College and Employers  (NACE) resources/index.aspx 

Professional Organizations

Public Health Foundation

Georgia Public Health

American Public Health
Association (APHA)

Association for Community
Health Improvement

World Health Organization

Georgia Southern Student Organizations

Public Health Student Association


• Get involved with faculty-supported research and present at university-level or professional
conferences and events
• Volunteer at various community and non-profit organizations
• Begin the search early for potential internship sites

Last updated: 6/27/2013