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 draws from many disciplines to inform research, develop action plans, and evaluate intervention programs. Similarly, OWU's Public Health program is interdisciplinary, 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

  • Research, internship, and travel opportunities through the OWU Connection provide hands-on experience to support careers focused on promoting wellness and preventing disease on a local, national, and global basis. Every student completes OWU Connection experiences.
  • Students build a breadth and depth of knowledge to support their aspirations by selecting from classes in Black World Studies, Communication, Economics, Health and Human Kinetics, Mathematics, Nutrition, Psychology, and Sociology & Anthropology.


Program Contact Info


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

Program Director

Christopher Fink
Associate Professor of Health and Human Kinetics