Public Health Associate’s Degree Programs

Career Options

  • Healthcare Technician
  • Health Educator
  • Social Worker

Expected Salary


Job Growth


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

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.


YTI Career Institute

At YTI Career Institute, we are your beacon-brightening your future outlook and lighting your path to a rewarding career. As a YTI student, you’ll enjoy five advantages:

  1. Industry-modeled training in Trades and Technical, Computers, Business, Medical, Culinary Arts or Criminal Justice.
  2. Accelerated programs you can complete in as few as 9 months.
  3. Energized, student-centered faculty who provide personalized instruction.
  4. Financial Aid assistance for those who qualify.
  5. Career Services assistance through your Career Services Specialist.

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!


California College San Diego

California College San Diego is a nonprofit institution that is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). The college offers fast, career-focused degree programs in healthcare, business and information technology. The goal of the college is to quickly and conveniently prepare you to become a competent professional to enter a career in your chosen field.


American Career College

American Career College (ACC) offers hands-on training that will prepare students for careers in the healthcare industry at three campuses in Los Angeles, Ontario, and Orange County, California. ACC“s programs combine classroom lectures and hands-on training to prepare students for a Diploma or Associate of Occupational Science degree. All ACC programs include access to trained faculty, a full student services department committed to helping students succeed, and career guidance and services after graduation. ACC is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools; some programs also hold programmatic accreditation or approvals.

Programs vary by campus. Program lengths vary by session and schedule. Financial aid available to those who qualify. ACC cannot guarantee employment. American Career College is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools.