Depending on the path you choose in public health, you may use statistics and studies to track disease patterns, conduct research to better understand the causes of diseases and how to prevent and control them, or design and evaluate educational programs to improve the health of people. If you like numbers or want to have a role in advancing disease prevention and treatment, check out the opportunities in this field.
The University of Vermont offers online Certificates of Graduate Study in Public Health and Epidemiology and Masters in Public Health Degree programs. The University of Vermont College of Medicine – 7 Fast-Growing Public Health Careers (PDF)
The Council on Education for Public Health, http://www.ceph.org maintains an excellent Web site for students interested in undergraduate or graduate degrees in public health, including which schools are accredited.
Where you can study:
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Dartmouth, MA