Public Health

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No matter where public health professionals work, their focus is to improve the health and quality of life for those in their communities. The Public Health program at CWI provides you with access to a broad range of careers that work with preserving, promoting, and improving the health and well-being of populations, communities, and individuals.

As a student in the Public Health program, you will have access to:

  • Internships
  • Hands-on experience in a health and human performance lab
  • Caring, engaged, and well educated team of instructors
  • The Exercise and Health Science club
  • Traditional, Hybrid, and Online classes

Your learning will touch on a broad spectrum of topics that will prepare you for a career or continued education in the public health profession.

Why This Program

Students will learn to analyze determinants of health and disease using an ecological framework.
Students will examine the relationship between physical activity, health, wellness, and quality of life.
Students will gain a foundational understanding of the major concepts, history and philosophy that are essential to the fields of health promotion / education.
Students will be prepared for the rigor of a four-year program or career upon graduating from CWI.
Students will have the opportunity to develop real world skills and have in field experiences in Public Health

Additional Opportunities

Students will engage in internship experience that will allow them to explore their career choice.

Respectful Community

The College of Western Idaho is committed to maintaining a Respectful Community by providing equal opportunity for all individuals and does not discriminate in services, benefits, or activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability status, veteran status, age, or any other legally protected status.  More on Title IX

News and Blogs

The Riegleman Award for Guided Learning Pathways awarded to two of the College’s Health programs.