College of Health Sciences

Public Health

Our programs provide training in the disciplines of community health education and public health. We are dedicated to enhancing the health status and quality of life of the public, including individuals and groups who are at the greatest risk for chronic and debilitating health problems and a lower quality of life.


Values 

Multidisciplinary Learning Community Critical Thinking Engaging with Diverse Communities Integrity Service-minded Professional
At the heart of a liberal arts education lies a commitment to intellectual freedom and respect for varying points of view and disciplines.  Critical thinking allows one to move beyond content and towards effective application of knowledge.

Throughout the coursework and during their thesis work, the programs create opportunities for students to think critically about existing knowledge in the field, assess areas where more remains to be be known, and envision how this knowledge can be applied in the future.

Social justice and respect for diverse perspectives is the basis of effective and sustainable public health work.

Throughout the coursework, in the practical experience, and through service work and trips, the programs challenge students to embrace social justice and engage with diverse communities locally, nationally and globally.

Integrity of our work is essential to its value.

Instilling integrity in academic work, and into the leadership development of students is a commitment of the Department faculty. Students are challenged with opportunities for ethical decision-making both in the classroom and when working with diverse communities and organizations regionally and globally.

Use our knowledge, resources, and skills to serve communities

The Department, including students, faculty, and staff, should focus their work on the people they serve, instilling a desire to understand the needs of the community members they engage with during the Program and after, and to address those needs.

 



Why I Love Public Health

"Public health is the 'don’t lose the forest for the trees' of healthcare; it’s the big picture. As a future clinician, I appreciate the population-level perspective it gives me so I can both treat the individual and address broader community needs." —Noah Smith '18MPH, DPT

Learn about our undergraduate major and minor in Public Health.

Public Health Major & Minor

Offering a Master of Public Health, dual degrees in Counseling, IPCR, Physical Therapy, and Physician Assistant.

M.P.H. Programs

Offering Health Education Master's degrees, and dual degrees in Counseling and Physician Assistant.

Health Education Programs

Our faculty are actively engaged in collaborative projects, research and service to the public health community.

Our Faculty

Internship Experiences

Sarah Hubbard ’16MPH interned with Public Health Management Corporation to evaluate the Philadelphia Partnership for Resiliency, which provides culturally competent and extensive services to survivors of torture and their families.

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Substance Abuse Resources

In preparation for a one-day symposium discussing how to address the opioid epidemic in Montgomery County, students in Arcadia's Public Health program put together a resource map, which highlights area centers offering support and treatment.

- Created in Collaboration with the Montgomery County Office of Public Safety

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Enrollment Management
1-877-ARCADIA (1-877-272-2342)
admiss@arcadia.edu

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Public Health 
Brubaker Hall, Room 218
267-620-4804

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Accreditation

Our M.P.H. program is CEPH-accredited.

CEPH accredited