The field of public health plays a vital role in empowering individuals, communities, and governments to improve health and manage disease. Public health professionals focus on preventing ill-health and understanding the spread and incidence of disease across populations.

Public health officials need to have a wide background of skills and knowledeg from many disciplines to inform research, develop action plans, and evaluate intervention programs. OWU's Public Health program gives students that interdisciplinary breadth, with faculty experts in Health & Human Kinetics, Sociology & Anthropology, Healthcare Communication, Nutrition, Black World Studies, Psychology, and other fields.

Ohio Wesleyan has a long tradition of graduates moving into public health careers. Recent alumni are working at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Centers for Disease Control, the Carter Center, and other public health organizations across the country.

Program Features

  • Every OWU student majoring in Public Health completes at least one internship as part of their program, with faculty and OWU's Career Connection Office helping you secure internships. Extensive research, travel, and service opportunities are also in place for Public Health students.
  • OWU's program has strong ties to Ohio and Delaware County public health offices, providing excellent internship and job opportunities. Delaware County has been rated Ohio's healthiest county every year for nearly a decade.
  • The program follows a OneHealth philosophy, tying in environmental health, animal health, and human health, with connections to those departments and programs on campus.
  • Program is a member of the American Public Health Association


Program Contact Info


Edwards Gymnasium Room 107D
Ohio Wesleyan University
Delaware, OH 43015
P 740-368-3768

Program Director

Christopher Fink
Professor of Health and Human Kinetics