Department of Public Health Sciences

Welcome to the Department of Public Health Sciences

On behalf of the faculty, I welcome you to the Department of Public Health Sciences at CBU. Our faculty is committed to teaching, research, and service in the areas of Public Health, Nutrition Sciences, Health Science, and Health Care Administration. Our faculty are focused on preparing students to be research-based, practice ready, and Christ focused.

Our degree programs are rigorous, requiring students to focus on their academic preparation for graduate school or for immediate employment. Our graduates are employed in hospitals, businesses, and governmental agencies at the local, state, and national levels. Additionally, many of our alumni have gone onto medical school, physician assistant programs, nursing programs, and masters or doctoral programs in public health, health care management, nutrition, and other allied health professions. 

Our master's programs prepare students to be practitioners in public health and health care. Our Master of Public Health (MPH) trains future public health professionals to strategically plan, implement, and evaluate evidence-based health promotion solutions that improve health and well-being. Students with a background in kinesiology, biology, psychology, or other behavioral sciences, combined with graduate training in public health at CBU, are able to make important contributions to the prevention and intervention of diseases and disorders.

Our highly qualified faculty are dedicated to student success both in the class and in the real-world. You'll find that our faculty are actively involved in important research, serve as consultants in the community, and are state, regional and national leaders in their discipline. Students in all of our programs have personalized attention from our faculty and upon graduation, they can be sure that we have worked diligently to prepare them for the next steps in their careers. 

This is a very exciting time in public health and health care. The demand for health professionals has never been greater and job availability is excellent. According to employment projections from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, over 65% of all occupations in the United States will be health-related and the median starting salary for those with a degree in a health-related field is significantly higher than for those in other fields. 

I urge you to explore our academic programs, various student organizations, and the many opportunities to be involved in research projects, internships, and global mission trips. We have a vibrant department with outstanding faculty, dedicated staff, and students who want to make a difference in the live others. If you have questions, please feel free to contact myself or any of our professors in the Department of Public Health Sciences.


Dr. Robert G. LaChausse, Chair