The goal of the Public Health program at SRU is to create a healthier world. From keeping our air and water clean to installing vaccination programs to providing education to help reduce obesity, public health is vital to ensuring the long-term wellness and vitality of our communities, our nation, and our world.
Experience the Difference to make a difference. The Public Health program at SRU is designed to provide you with a broad foundation in health promotion and disease prevention within communities or workplaces.
SRU's Public Health program includes high-impact practices, such as:
- Service learning
- Membership in the Slippery Rock Collegiate Chapter of the Pennsylvania Public Health Association
- Student-faculty research
The Public Health major educates the whole person and prepares you to work as a professional in the public health field. Our curriculum emphasizes healthy lifestyles, multicultural health needs, research and advances in health and use of the latest health-related computer technology. In addition, the Public Health department offers pre-professional programs for physical therapy, occupational therapy and physician assistant studies.