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.