Embark on a future in public health

The School of Public Health offers a diverse range of academic programs, allowing you to select a major that aligns with your career interests.

You'll work closely with our faculty, who are both dynamic teachers and respected researchers. You'll also find endless opportunities to learn outside the classroom, including through study abroad, internships, engaging with the larger community, and participating in student organizations.

Education and experiences that align with your career interests

The School of Public Health has four Career Communities — groups of students with career interests in specific fields. See more about each of our Career Communities and how majors offered by our school fit within them.

Do you want to provide education, develop policy, or administer programs that promote healthy communities? Perhaps you are interested in health and safety in the workplace, or maybe you want to focus on working with youth and families. Preparation in this career community can lead to employment with government agencies, non-profit organizations, or for-profit corporations.

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Find more information about the Healthcare and Wellness Career Community

Do you want to help find the answers to critical public health questions? Perhaps you want to conduct research, reduce disease, develop treatment options, or understand health behaviors. Or maybe you want to research how the environment impacts human health.

The Health & Life Sciences Career Community will help you learn more about career options in settings like public health laboratories, universities, research centers, and pharmaceutical and life sciences companies. While many of these career paths require advanced degrees, this community can set you on the road to professional success.

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Do you have an interest in clinical fields such as medicine, physical therapy, occupational therapy, recreational therapy, or athletic training for rehabilitation from disease or injury? Are you interested in helping clients with exercise programs, nutritional guidance, or behavior change to enhance wellness and prevention? Career paths are available in a variety of settings including hospitals, clinics, school systems, public and private fitness centers, and wellness divisions within corporations.

Most career paths associated with this career community require specific certifications, credentials, or graduate school programs to practice in these occupations.

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Find more information about the Healthcare & Wellness Career Community

Are you interested in a career related to sports, event planning, tourism, or recreation? When you focus on the business, design, and management of these life-enhancing programs, you can directly improve people's health, happiness, and well-being.

Professional paths in this career community are diverse. Upon graduation, you may seek employment with collegiate and professional sports organizations, the business world, the hospitality and tourism industry, parks and recreation settings, or community organizations.

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Find more information about the Sport, Events, Tourism, & Recreation Career Community

Minors and certificates

Public health impacts everyone. No matter what degree program you're enrolled in or the career you hope to you pursue, our minors and certificates provide you with specific coursework and skills to make your degree more powerful.

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A place for you to thrive

As a student in the IU School of Public Health-Bloomington, you'll find yourself among people who care about changing the world as much as you do. Being part of the School of Public Health's 2,000+ undergraduate students, you’ll learn alongside like-minded peers while finding plenty of opportunities to explore your unique interests. Beyond campus, Bloomington, Indiana, is revered as one of the best college towns in the nation.