Public Health

2.6 million new jobs in healthcare
Strong graduate ROI
18% job growth 2018-2028
Enroll new students who want to save lives without needing a medical degree.

Public Health investment has exploded and with it, an increase in the breadth and opportunity for Public Health degree holders. This degree is capable of launching careers in research, policy, management, non-profit, for-profit, and beyond.

This project-based and portfolio-building program features industry speakers, and job-focused courses, and is especially useful to schools looking to improve their outreach and enrollment to mission-driven students who want to make a good living and an impact.

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Public Health spending is up.
Impactful jobs are growing.
Mission-driven students want in.

+18%
Job growth from 2018 to 2028
1:5
Every $1 on public health spending leads to >$5 of health savings
2.6m
New jobs in healthcare to be added over the next decade

What makes the Rize Public Health program attractive to prospective students?

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Professional & Academic Experts

Dr. Ajay Rangaraj health expert rize education academic
Dr. Ajay Rangaraj
The World Health Organization
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Augustina Mensa-Kwao expert contribution rize education advisor curriculum
Augustina (Tina) Mensa-Kwao
Research Scientist,
CDC, The Lancet,
UW Dept. of Global Health

Sarah McCool Rize Education academic expert health
Sarah McCool , PhD
Clinical Associate Professor at
Georgia State University
ACADEMIC ADVISORS

Rize programs leverage the courses you already have:

Our Academic Partners will work directly with you to build a unique program leveraging and integrating courses you already have in your catalog.
A potential Public Health major could look like this:
Example courses from your institution
Precalculus (or higher)
Applied Statistics
Intro to Sociology
Intro to Public Policy
Social Research Methods
Intro to Economics
Statistics for Social Sciences or Biostatistics
General Biology w/ Lab
Courses from Rize
History of Public Health
Epidemiology
Health Services
Public Health Studies I
Public Health Studies II
Health Economics
Courses and curriculum

Public Health course descriptions

You can launch this Public Health Business program by adding 6 Rize courses to your existing catalog, enabling you to market a Public Health degree to prospective students in as little as one semester. Expand below to read the course descriptions.

PHM I - History of Public Health

Covid-19 has thrust Public Health into the spotlight, but the domain of public health includes many critical issues, including mental health, obesity, and gun violence. From the first quarantines to the modern movement toward universal health care, public health has fundamentally shaped societies. In this course, you’ll learn the role of the state in public health, the importance of public health, and how it’s provided and practiced. This online class has optional live sessions.

PHM II - Epidemiology

Epidemiology is the branch of medicine that deals with the incidence, distribution, and control of a disease. In this course, you will learn and apply key concepts of epidemiology to multiple domains of public health. By the end of this course, you'll be able to use epidemiology to better understand, characterize, and promote health at a population level. This online class has optional live sessions.

PHM III - Health Services

Health Services - the means by which healthcare is provided - is a critical concept in Public Health that impacts all of us. This course will introduce you to the modern history of healthcare in high, middle, and low-income countries and explore the evolution of health services. Students will evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of particular systems and policies and examine their ideal version of a health service in the context of current events. This online class has optional live sessions.

PHM IV - Public Health Studies I: Current Topics and Politics

This course is intended to provide students with a means of evaluating the health impact of political decisions and a broad knowledge base about the practice of Public Health today. Students will explore a range of current topics in public health - including COVID-19, HIV/AIDS, and the obesity epidemic. Students will also look at the impact of US politics on global public health, especially in developing nations. Furthermore, this course will explore key topics such as the WHO’s Millennium Development Goals, the disastrous circumstances that can arise when Public Health Policies fail, and the conflict between data and political will that drives so much of Public Health policy decision-making. The online class has optional live sessions.

PHM V - Public Health Studies II - Demographics, Geo-Spatial Mapping, and Qualitative Research

This course provides students with a variety of tools for understanding the impact that disease or other Public Health concerns may have on a population. Students will learn how to design effective surveys, analyze geographic data, and use qualitative information with the ultimate goal of gaining a better understanding of how events may affect the health of a particular population. This course will also require students to participate in map development to help them build an understanding of how geographic data is used in the practice of Public Health. The online class has optional live sessions.

PHM VI - Health Economics

The field of public health is driven by economics as much as it is by epidemiology. This course will teach you about health economics, which is the application of economic principles and techniques of analysis to health care in support of the public good. By the end of this course, you will learn how to analyze the effectiveness of health policy outcomes through an economic lens, and how to use available resources to improve the quality of healthcare. This online class has optional live sessions.

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Students love their Rize courses

“The projects we had to do were very motivating… It sparked interest in me, got the light going in my brain - I loved doing the projects!”
Cole B.
Walsh University
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Albertus Magnus College
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Mary Baldwin University
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Jacob J.
Lasell University
“Even though everything was online… it still felt like the same kind of small classroom that I really enjoy, and that’s why I chose my college - so I kinda got that same experience even thru the computer.”
Summer R.
Lasell University
"One of the things I liked about [it] was getting to meet new people from different colleges and getting to hear new experiences and opinions!"
Kara B.
Lasell University

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