Public Health Associate's Degree Programs

Public Health Associate’s Degree Programs

Career Options

  • Healthcare Technician
  • Health Educator
  • Social Worker

Expected Salary

$39,120

Job Growth

33%

These projections are estimates based on data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.

An associate’s program in Public Health encompasses learning within the classroom and in practical situations. Graduates from Public Health programs may find themselves employed within public health organizations, health care facilities, hospitals or even governmental offices.

The five core areas within most Public Health curricula are:

  • Health Services Administration
  • Environmental Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Biostatistics
  • Health Education and Behavioral Science

Associate’s degree graduates in Public Health may pursue employment in a public health field or transfer their credits toward a Bachelor’s Degree program. Students may also enter a practicum that combines hands-on learning with real-world employment within the field of public health. Since September 11th, 2001, some public health programs also incorporate courses in crisis management, mass casualty and bio-terrorism.

Associate’s degrees in Public Health also afford students the opportunity to become a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES). CHES professionals evaluate health needs individuals and communities, and also provides education in public health and related resources.

The goals of accredited Public Health programs are to:

  • Assertain and distribute the solutions to public health care problems
  • Create research facilities and put them into practice
  • Educate the public health directors of tomorrow

Public health classes are often available online for students with families or other time constraints.

Public Health Associate’s Degree Programs Enrolling Now

Heritage College

Every Heritage school (Heritage Institute & Heritage College) helps real people build real careers. Our schools offer programs and degrees for a career as an X-Ray Medical Technician®, Medical Assistant, Massage Therapist, Esthetician, Surgical Technologist, Personal Trainer, Pharmacy Technician, or Cosmetologist. Please note that all programs may not be offered at all schools.

Campus
  • Kansas City
  • Denver
  • Cleveland
  • Columbus
  • Little Rock
  • Wichita
  • Oklahoma City
Programs
  • X-Ray Medical Technician® - Medical Assistant
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Dental Assisting and Dental Radiology
  • Veterinary Technician
  • Surgical Technologist

Kaplan Career Institute

Your educational needs. Our commitment.

At Kaplan Career Institute, we strive to provide quality education in a variety of program offerings. Our campuses, located across six states, offer associate’s degree and diploma and certificate programs that combine general education, professional experience, and career-focused education to help you develop the skills to achieve your personal and career goals.

Areas of Study*

  • Allied Health
  • Business
  • Criminal Justice
  • Information Technology
  • Legal
  • Trades

Allied Health
Gain comprehensive training designed to prepare you with the knowledge and skills that could help you pursue entry-level opportunities in the health care field. Experience the satisfaction of helping people when they need it most.

Business
Unleash your talent and develop the skills to become part of the business world. Gain the critical-thinking and problem-solving skills to help you pursue entry-level opportunities in the business field.

Criminal Justice
Maintain the security in our communities that will always be important to our society. Develop the decision-making and judgment skills that could help you pursue entry-level opportunities in the criminal justice field.†

Information Technology
Maintain and repair the computer systems many organizations rely on to conduct day-to-day business. Through hands-on training in computer laboratories, you could develop the communication, teamwork, and critical thinking skills to help you pursue entry-level opportunities in today’s competitive marketplace and become a productive member of a business office.

Legal
Play an important role in a legal environment. Gain the confidence and experience that could help you stand out to employers and acquire the communication, research, and analytical skills to pursue entry-level positions in the legal field.‡

Trades
Train for the skills that could help you pursue new career opportunities. Develop the practical skills to pursue career success through group discussions, lectures, and hands-on experience with equipment typically used in the field.§

The Kaplan Commitment℠

At Kaplan Career Institute, we believe commitment works both ways. We are dedicated to your success and value your reason for going to school. That is why we are offering you an opportunity to experience real classes, for real credits, for an introductory period before having a tuition obligation.#

Why Choose Kaplan Career Institute?

  • Flexible schedules
  • Tutoring
  • Academic services
  • Limited class sizes
  • Career placement assistance
  • Career-focused education
  • Hands-on training
  • Experienced faculty and staff

Start today by taking the first step with Kaplan Career Institute.

*Areas of study may vary by location.

†Additional academy training may be required for law enforcement positions.

‡Paralegals are not lawyers and cannot practice law or give legal advice.

§Certain positions may require additional training, licensing, or certification.

#No credits will be earned if the student withdraws from the program. All students who choose to enroll in a program will be responsible for a non-refundable enrollment fee. Students must withdraw before the close of business on the last day of the introductory course for tuition exemption. Students continuing beyond the introductory course will be responsible for tuition in full and the cost of course materials, including textbooks and uniforms.

While programs are designed to prepare graduates to pursue employment in their field of study, or in related fields, the School does not guarantee that graduates will be placed in any particular job, or employed at all.

Kaplan Higher Education or its authorized agents and representatives may contact me via email or telephone to discuss these and other educational opportunities in the future.

Campus
  • Broomall
Programs
  • Pharmacy Technician

Platt College

Find out where the future can take you with an outstanding college education. At Platt College, you’ll find the career-specific programs and training for the careers you really want. Come explore a variety of career paths that fit your lifestyle in a positive learning environment that combines real-world experience with small, private college instruction. Classes are conveniently scheduled during morning or evening hours to work around outside employment commitments. For working adults, Platt’s curriculum offers a way to continue earning a living while studying for a new career.

Campus
  • Ontario
  • Riverside
  • Los Angeles
Programs
  • Associate of Science Ophthalmic Medical Assisting
  • Certificate in Ophthalmic Medical Assisting
  • Associate of Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (Ultrasound)

Southeastern College

As a student at Southeastern College, you will gain the training, skills, and knowledge you need to start a rewarding career in growing occupations such as practical nursing, emergency medical services, medical assisting, massage therapy, and pharmacy technology. Our career-focused programs and flexible class schedules make Southeastern a great choice for busy working adults.

Campus
  • Miami Lakes Area
Programs
  • Associate in Pharmacy Technology

Pittsburgh Technical Institute

Thanks for your interest in Pittsburgh Technical Institute. As the marketplace continues to become more competitive, rewarding those with the right training for the job, Pittsburgh Technical Institute is ideally positioned to give you the skills you need to compete. In fact, you can receive a certificate in as little as 9 months, or an associate degree in as little as 21 months!

Campus
  • Pittsburgh
Programs
  • Patient Care Technician