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Public Health-Healthcare Leadership (PH)

  • Undergraduate program
  • Bachelor of Health Sciences Degree
  • Online program
  • Public Health students are automatically eligible for a 25% tuition deduction

The purpose of the Public Health program is to prepare leaders in a variety of health care settings. Awarding a Bachelor of Health Sciences degree, completion may serve as a terminal degree, or the basis for graduate study in public health, occupational therapy or other advanced degrees in the health sciences.

Allen College, part of UnityPoint Health, understands baccalaureate-prepared health care providers are better equipped for expanded roles. Graduates are cognizant of new systems of health care delivery, changing disease patterns, population patterns and a more health conscious public.

Due to the online format, most students work while enrolled, not needing to relocate near campus. This may significantly reduce the amount of financial aid needed.

PH Admission Requirements

PH program begins twice each year in the fall and spring terms.

72 general education hours must be completed before starting the program at Allen College.

Is an online program right for you? 

Please contact:
Jeremy Whitaker, EdD, MPH
Program Director
(319) 226-2526

    Contact admissions@beavercreekadultcenter.com with questions about admission requirements.  


    PH Application Materials

    Required application materials can be submitted as they are completed, but all materials must be received before admission consideration.

    Complete applicant files are reviewed on a rolling basis. Admission decisions take 3 to 4 weeks after the application is complete. 

    PH General Education Requirements

    General education prerequisite courses are taken at another regionally accredited institution and transferred to Allen College.

    Applications can be submitted before all general education requirements are complete, but if granted admission, coursework must be completed before starting the program in August.

    PH Curriculum

    Public Health curriculum is delivered completely online.

    Course content exposes students to broader health care concepts. Healthcare policy, cultural competence, epidemiology and population health are explored. The faculty believes these theories and values are essential.


    Full-time Curriculum

    Part-time Curriculum

    Program Goals

    The BHS-PH program seeks to:

    • Educate professionals who are competent care providers in a variety of public health settings.
    • Promote critical thinking, scholarship, and citizenship to improve the quality of life for individuals, families and communities.
    • Facilitate the development of effective communication skills.
    • Develop a commitment to lifelong learning and the role of the population-focused health professional.

    Program Mission Statement

    The mission of the BHS-PH degree program is to translate population-based knowledge into strategies to prevent human disease and disability. The program prepares graduates for careers in the public health field that focus on interventions and programs aimed at improving the health status and quality of life for individuals and populations. The BHS-PH program is dedicated to a holistic approach to education recognizing the uniqueness of each student, to excellence in education and to the utilization of and participation in scholarship and evidenced based practices that promote health and prevent human disease and disability.