BSPH Program Competencies
By receiving a Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH) degree from the School of Public Health-Bloomington, students will be expected to attain the following public health competencies in addition to those specific to their major:
- Apply statistical reasoning and methods in addressing, analyzing and solving problems in public health.
- Utilize a statistical package program to access, analyze, and interpret public health data.
- Identify the main components and issues of the organization, financing and delivery of health services and public health systems.
- Identify the principles of management to organizational initiatives.
- Assess patterns of disease in public health.
- Describe how methods of epidemiology and surveillance are used to safeguard the population’s health.
- Identify factors, agents, and conditions within the environment that cause adverse health outcomes.
- Describe environmental control strategies that are commonly applied to prevent or minimize adverse health effects of environmental agents.
- Identify behavioral, social, and cultural factors related to public health in diverse communities.
In addition to Core Public Health Competencies for BSPH Students in the School of Public Health-Bloomington, after completing the Bachelor of Science in Public Health degree with a major in Community Health, students will be able to:
- Summarize historical milestones in public health.
- Identify cultural, political, behavioral, and economic factors related to diverse public health disparity issues.
- Assess the values and perspectives of diverse individual communities and cultures and their influences on health disparities related to behaviors, choices, and practices.
- Demonstrate ethical choices, values and professional practices in public health.
- Identify lifestyle behaviors that positively and negatively influence health.
- Integrate research designs, methods, and instruments into public health assessments.
- Develop and implement an evaluation or research plan related to a public health issue.
- Plan, design, develop, implement and evaluation strategies to improve community health.