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Bachelor of Science in Public Health Online

22 Months*

$315* per Credit Hour

7 Week Courses

Bachelor of Science in Public Health Online

Quick Facts

22 Months*

$315* per Credit Hour

7 Week Courses

About the Program

This UTA accelerated online program is offered to Texas residents only.

Help improve the health of community populations with a Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH) from the University of Texas at Arlington. Grounded in science and the study of human health, this program will provide you with multiple coursework- and practice-based learning opportunities to explore the effects of urbanization on population health and other public health concerns.

Examine strategies for disease prevention; explore factors that influence the health of individuals, families and communities; and gain a foundational understanding of epidemiology, biostatistics, social and behavioral sciences, environmental health, management and health policy. This BSPH program also allows you to combine required coursework with 20+ elective hours to create an academic pathway that aligns with your interests and passions, culminating in an internship in a public health setting.

Upon graduation, you can pursue a wide range of health-related careers including consumer advocacy, policy consulting, community health education, non-profit advocacy and leadership, healthcare administration, occupational health and safety, emergency management, and local and state public health agencies.


Did you know that one of the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Healthy People 2020 objectives is to increase the number of public health bachelor’s degrees awarded by 10% to accommodate the public health infrastructure?**


*Minimum completion time for minimum of 51 required credit hours. Additional electives may be required to meet graduation requirements for this program. The university reserves the right to increase tuition at any time.

** Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), ED/NCES

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Online Courses

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Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course will provide students with an overview of Public Health: what it is, how it works, and why it is important. Topics include current health issues, global health, health disparities and how Public Health impacts community settings. Class requirement includes participation in community-based, experiential-learning activities. Examination of public health concepts, values and functions. Exploration of the underlying science of human health and disease as that is impacted by socioeconomic, behavioral, biological, environmental and other factors that impact human health and contribute to health disparities.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Investigation of diversity of individuals and populations in a community, including how diversity may influence policies, programs, services, and the health of a community, and the importance for a diverse public health workforce.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Explain and apply ethical principles that apply to the use of information technology as those pertain to accessing, collecting, analyzing, using, maintaining, and disseminating data and information.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Analysis of factors that affect the health of a community, including how disease spreads, legal aspects of epidemics, and how data is used to drive public health decision making. Overview of how public health practice and science come together to protect the health of the public, or of a specific population.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Study of the history, philosophy and contemporary issues of public health as those apply to public health in both urban and global societies.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Inquiry into the structures, functions, and authorizations of governmental public health programs. Identification of tools, processes, and activities related to both practice and policy used to support community responses to public health emergencies and other disasters.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Study of ethical standards and how those are incorporated into practice and decision-making that relate to interactions with individuals, organizations, and communities. Exploration of strategies for public health, health care, and other allied healthcare organizations to work together or individually to impact the health of a community.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Identify scientific concepts and research methods of population health, along with the basic processes, approaches, and interventions that identify and address the major health-related needs and concerns of populations. Analysis of project implementation such as planning, assessment and evaluation.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Appraisal of leadership philosophies and actions that reflect and model effective strategies for protecting and promoting the public's health.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Information and experiences that identify the health literacy of populations, including addressment of barriers and unique situations for vulnerable populations. Communication of information through appropriate, culturally competent methodologies. Integration of basic concepts of public health-specific communication into technical and professional writing. The use of mass media and electronic technology.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Individualized practice-based public health work experience in a professional public health-related setting (e.g., public health agency, nonprofit organization, legislative representative office, hospital) under the direct supervision of a public health professional. To be taken during the final two semesters prior to graduation.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Will address specific issues of importance to women and their health, including growth and development, nutrition, reproductive health, pregnancy, chronic diseases, and relationship/family issues. Offered as HEED 3305 and WOMS 3305. Credit will be granted only once.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Analysis of personal, social, cultural, economic, and political aspects of health. Topics covered include managed health care, health insurance, health services/products, doctor-patient communication, traditional vs. non-traditional medicine, diagnosis and treatment of chronic diseases, and health legislation.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of the basic principles of ecology as they relate to the general health of society. Topics including conditions of soil, water, and air - nationally and globally - will be discussed. The successful student will acquire a level of proficiency in appropriate health care techniques specific to environmental health concerns.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Emphasis on complex issues associated with aging and death. Topics include changes/losses related to specific stages of life; care-giving to the dying; pertinent legal issues; medical gerontology; other salient issues and problems concerning aging and death. This course is especially helpful to those students who plan careers in the medical profession.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

The development and operational systems and processes in public health programs and facilities will be presented, including: concepts and experiences necessary for success in the workplace, community dynamics, independent work and development of a personal work ethic, networking and professional communication, and teamwork. The student will participate in multiple career readiness learning experiences through a co-curricular collaboration with UTA Career Services.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Applied Approaches to Diversity and Cultural Awareness in Public Health Organizations This course examines the changing demographics of the public health workforce and organizations, presenting students with varied perspectives, approaches and competencies required for understanding and appreciation of greater diversity across the public health and healthcare systems.

Duration: 5 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course will examine the bidirectional impact of sport and societal institutions. The class will explore the co-dependent nature of sport and society and attempt to separate fact from fiction to aid in the understanding of the true role of sport as it fits into society. Topics to be addressed include the potentially controversial areas of race, gender, disability, institutional rule violations, and ethics in the contemporary sports arena.

Duration: 5 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Cultural competence is attracting increased attention across the spectrum of public health. However, many vulnerable populations continue to be "invisible," resulting in a lack of awareness and knowledge in public health and healthcare workers. This course provides students with information related to the multi-faceted disparities that exist beyond ethnic differences to investigate the many other facets of cultural diversity and health issues.

Duration: 5 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

In this course, students will examine substance abuse including alcohol, drugs (illegal and prescription), smoking, vaping, and gaming from a population-based approach. There will also be a focus on compulsive behaviors including topics such as food over- and undereating, gambling, shopping and internet/technology addictions. While the course emphasis is on addictive behaviors, material and learning activities will also address how diverse and vulnerable populations are impacted by addictive behaviors as those relate to injury and illness prevention.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course addresses common health issues found throughout educational settings. Topics include chronic stress, health and well-being, school violence and the roles of hunger and obesity as concerns in the school environment. A focus on school climate, the role of school-based healthcare and preventing dropout from public health perspectives will be included.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Designed for public health and health/fitness/wellness professionals who are interested in the promotion of physical activity in a variety of areas of public health. Emphasis on advocating for the importance of integration of physical activity in community health. This course prepares students to sit for the American College of Sports Medicine/National Physical Activity Society Physical Activity in Public Health Specialist certification examination.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course examines basic principles of human diseases including cardiovascular disease, cancer, AIDS, influenza and Alzheimer's. The role of infectious and communicable diseases in human history will also be discussed.

Duration: 5 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Designed to integrate the information base of health studies into action plans for developing health education and promotion programs for organizations, agencies, and schools. Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of instructor. Includes planning and evaluation component and recommended for students who plan to sit for ACSM/NPASPA certificate exam.

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Admissions

This UTA accelerated online program is offered to Texas residents only.

To be admitted to the BSPH degree program, applicants must:

  • Submit a completed admission application and a nonrefundable $60 application fee
  • Have completed an associate degree from an accredited institution
  • Have official transcripts sent from the registrar(s) of the colleges/universities previously attended to UTA
    • Official transcripts record all courses, bachelor's degrees or highest degree conferred by a regionally or nationally accredited institution. Official transcripts are sealed transcripts sent from the granting institution.
  • Meet TOEFL requirements
    • If the applicant's native/first language is not English and if he or she does not hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited U.S. institution, the TOEFL exam is required for admission to the College of Nursing and Health Innovation even if the student has met one of the stated UTA University exemptions. For more information, visit www.uta.edu/catalog/departments/nursing and www.toefl.org.
    • Visit Undergraduate Healthcare Advising for a list of AO BSPH advisors.
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Costs

Affordability You Can Count On at UTA

Program Per Credit Hour Per Course* Per Program
Bachelor of Science in Public Health $315* $945 Varies*

*Minimum 51 credit hours required. Additional electives may be required to meet graduation requirements for this program. The university reserves the right to increase tuition at any time.

Tuition Guarantee

The tuition deadline is the Friday (by 11:59 PM CT) before the course begins. If tuition is not paid before the deadline, you will be dropped from your course(s).

For more information about registration and tuition deadlines, please visit Registration and Payment information for Accelerated Online Programs.

If you plan to use the UTA website to make payment, please note that it may be down for maintenance at any time. You may also contact Student Accounts at 817.272.2172 for additional information regarding payment.

Fees

All degrees are subject to application fees and graduation fees. Additional fees may apply.

Application Fees

$75 (Please note that the undergraduate application fee cannot be waived for Accelerated Online students.)

Application fee is non-refundable.

Reactivation Fees

To read the Reactivation/Readmission policy, visit the Admission Requirements.

Graduation Fees

$40 for first diploma, $20 each additional diploma plus applicable mailing fees, and $60 for late application for graduation.

Graduation fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable. The fee will be billed to the student's MyMav account.

Payment Options

  • Pay by term

Refund Policy

Students wishing to drop a course and maintain no financial responsibility must do so by 11:59 PM CT before the first class day. The official class day begins at 12:00 AM CT.

The refund policy for sessions of five weeks or less is as follows:

  • Before the first class day: 100 percent.
  • First class day: 80 percent.
  • Second class day: 50 percent.
  • After the second class day: No refunds.

The refund policy for sessions greater than five weeks but less than 10 weeks is as follows:

  • Before the first class day: 100 percent.
  • First class day through the third class day: 80 percent.
  • Fourth day through the sixth class day: 50 percent.
  • After the sixth day: No refunds.

The refund policy for sessions 10 weeks or greater is as follows:

  • Before the first class day: 100 percent.
  • First class day through the fifth class day: 80 percent.
  • Sixth day through the tenth class day: 70 percent.
  • Eleventh day through the fifteenth class day: 50 percent.
  • Sixteenth day through the twentieth class day: 25 percent.
  • After the twentieth day: No refunds.

The Academic Calendar indicates the deadlines to drop a course with a "W."

Cancellation for Non-Payment

If you are enrolled in more than one course and eligible for partial payment (AP BSN students only), but do not pay the balance, you will be dropped from all courses. If the amount you paid would cover the cost of one of the courses, you still will be dropped from all courses.

Additionally, if you enroll in and pay for a course or courses in one start date within a term, then subsequently enroll in another start date during the same term, and do not pay fully for that start, you will be cancelled from all classes for the term that have not yet been graded. Reinstatements will not be allowed unless there is documented university error.

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