Public health prepares students to address lifestyle and health issues in a variety
of settings, including work sites, health care facilities, community agencies, schools/universities
and government agencies.
Why public health at OSU?
The program takes a holistic approach, exposing students to all areas of wellness.
Students get hands-on experience through a required internship within their desired
health profession. Recent internship sites include, Georgetown Hospital (Washington,
D.C.), Tulsa Health Department (Tulsa, OK), Love's Travel Stops and Country Stores,
Inc. (Oklahoma City, OK), Michael Johnson Performance (McKinney, Texas) and Ubuntu
Youth Center (South Africa).
Degree completion will qualify students for a variety of careers in diverse settings.
Graduates provide preventative health services in community, corporate, school or
Public Health Professional
Health Education Specialist
Employee Wellness Coordinator
PreMedThis degree includes
many of the pre-requisite courses needed for health related graduate programs.
OSU has prepared me for my future... and the faculty and leadership opportunities
here at OSU are what showed me and paved the way to where I am today."
- Omar Ibarra Guymon, Oklahoma
Omar Ibarragraduated in May 2018 with a Bachelor of Science in Public Health, option in exercise
and health. Ibarra served as president and community service chair for the Hispanic
Student Association and was a member of the EHA Ambassadors. In 2017, he was featured
in The New York Times articleI Won't Give Up: How First-gen Students See College.
During his senior year, he interned for the human performance company EXOS and was
recognized as an OSU Outstanding Senior. He is currently pursing a master's degree
in public health with a focus on health policy and management.
Students have the opportunity to participate in faculty-led research within areas
including disease prevention, behavioral interventions, fitness performance, sexual
health, substance use/abuse, overall wellness and public health.