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Public Health class

Public Health

Public health focuses on preventing disease and promoting health within communities. It is a broad discipline that influences many aspects of our lives, from access to healthy foods in our neighborhood to wearing a seatbelt in the car and brushing our teeth with fluoridated water. Public health interventions can save millions of lives at a time and this field contains some of the fastest growing occupations in the United States. Learn more about the public health curriculum, student outcomes, student leadership opportunities, and research

What We Offer

  • Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Public Health
  • Public Health 3-Year Program 
  • Minor in Public Health

What Sets Us Apart

Public Health is the first program across Moravian University to offer a 3-year degree. Students may work as soon as they finish their education or pursue graduate school to earn their master’s degree. This is a great opportunity for students solely dedicated to their studies and could fast-track their path to a master’s degree.

With a public health degree, students can pursue a variety of careers in the fields of epidemiology, public policy and administration, global health, social and behavioral science, nutrition, mental health, nursing, environmental health, and so much more.

Make yourself more marketable to employers when you graduate with public health competencies in health communication, biostatistics, epidemiology, program planning, and professional development. Here you’ll learn to create health infographics and podcasts, develop a public health logic model, analyze data with statistical software, present a research poster, and prepare for the workforce and graduate school–just to name a few.

"The curriculum and mentorship provided by Moravian University’s Public Health Program gave me a comprehensive education and supported the development of professional skills that I use daily as an employee of the federal government."

– Liam, Moravian University ‘20
Compliance Safety and Health Officer at the US Department of Labor,
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)


The mission of the Moravian University Public Health Program is to prepare students to critically analyze systems that influence population health, significantly contribute to public health practice and service, and provide leadership that advances healthy communities. Aligned with the core principles of public health, the program embraces an interdisciplinary approach to achieving health equity and social justice.


Colleen Payton

Dr. Colleen Payton PhD, MPH, CPH, MCHES

Assistant Professor
Director of the Public Health Program
Location: 1107 Main St, Bethlehem, PA 18018
Instagram: moravianpublichealth
LinkedIn: Moravian University Public Health Students & Alumni