Public Health Programs

Public Health flyer previewThe Department of Kinesiology, Health Promotion, and Recreation has begun offering a Bachelor of Science in Public Health beginning with the Fall 2016 semester. The Public Health program promotes evaluation of the impact of health programs and policies on different populations and of policies and programs affecting the public's health.

Bachelor of Science in Public Health

UNT's Public Health program prepares you for careers in hospitals, health departments, nonprofit organizations, and other health-related fields in North Texas' strong job market. It also strengthens your application to Master's of Public Health programs, offers dual-credit enrollment with UNT Health Science Center's MPH program, offers interdisciplinary experience across UNT colleges and departments, and is ideal for quantitative and socially oriented students.

These tracks are intended to address the interests of both quantitative and socially oriented students.  Students can then further specialize by choosing an elective concentration in administration, biological sciences, emergency and disaster management, epidemiology, or population studies.  This degree offers an interdisciplinary experience across colleges and departments at the University of North Texas (UNT) Denton.
Earning the UNT BSPH increases the competitiveness of student applications to Master’s in Public Health (MPH) Programs.  UNT KHPR has an established relationship with UNT Health Science Center School of Public Health MPH Program through dual-credit enrollment. This opportunity allows eligible students to pursue up to 12 hours of graduate level credits that are credited to both the undergraduate degree and to a possible, future graduate level degree or certificate.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control has identified the need for new undergraduate programs in public health by the year 2020.  With numerous public hospitals, health departments, and non-profits, the public health job market in North Texas is significant, and these organizations will need our future graduates to support their efforts.

At UNT, the new BSPH degree offers a contemporary public health core, with tracks in either Population Studies (Social Sciences) or Biological Sciences.

Population Studies

Develop skills to implement and evaluate the impact of health programs and policies based on the knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, and socioeconomic determinants of health that affect special populations (e.g. men, women, children, elderly, ethnic groups, etc.)

Biological Sciences

Develop public health practitioners who are the link between the life sciences community and users of scientific information for the development, implementation, and evaluation of policies and programs affecting the public's health.

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Undergraduate Admissions are handled through University of North Texas Admissions.