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Public Health PH.S.AAS

Associate of Applied Science - 63 - 64 Credit Hours

Division: Health Sciences
Department: Allied Health
Effective as of Fall 2023

What is the program about?

The associate of applied science degree in Public Health provides students with the introductory foundations for a future career in public health. Graduates of the program will be equipped with the population health skills to address the world's most pressing health issues. The program is also designed to promote transferability to the bachelor's degree completion programs in the health field. Note: For students under age 18 there may be restrictions on participating in certain Health Sciences programs. Any student under age 18 must contact the program director/department chair to discuss whether he or she may enroll.

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate knowledge of human cultures and the physical and natural world as it relates to individuals and population health.
  • Utilize collaborative and motivational communication processes for the purpose of supporting and guiding change in healthcare.
  • Apply effective skills in the area of analysis, evaluation, critical thinking and problem-solving in healthcare.
  • Assess community/public health needs and identify strategies for increasing the health of a population.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities include: Health Educator; Health Promotion Program Coordinator; Public Health Study Coordinator; Injury Prevention Specialist; Healthcare Navigator; Community Health Worker; Community Activist; Disease Prevention Activist; Homeless Services Educator; Consumer Advocate.


Course Title Credits
ALH 1101 Introduction to Healthcare Delivery 2
ALH 1105 Overview of Holistic Health 2
ALH 1107 Core Concepts of Public Health 3
ALH 1127 Public Health Program Planning & Intervention 3
ALH 1140 Fundamentals of Disease Processes 3
ALH 1250 Health Science Practicum 3
BIO 1107 (Human Biology) OR BIO 1121 (Human Anatomy & Physiology I) 3
COM 2206 (Interpersonal Communication) OR COM 2211 (Effective Public Speaking) 3
DIT 1525 Human Nutrition 3
ENG 1101 English Composition I 3
ENS 1118 Lifetime Physical Fitness & Wellness 3
ENS 1214 Personal & Community Health Behavior 3
ENS 2420 Concepts of Lifestyle Coaching 3
MAS 1102 (Clinical Medical Assisting I) OR ALH 1102 (Basic Healthcare Practices & Medical Scribe ) OR ALH 1120 (Nurse Aide Training) 3 - 4
MAT 1130 (Mathematics in Health Sciences) OR Ohio Transfer 36: Mathematics Elective 3
MHT 1101 Introduction to Human Services & Behavioral Health 3
MHT 1202 Motivational Interviewing 3
MHT 2138 Ethical Issues in Behavioral Healthcare 2
PSY 1100 General Psychology 3
PSY 2126 Stress Management 3
PSY 2200 Lifespan Human Development 3
SOC 1101 Introduction to Sociology 3
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This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances.