Leonard Jack, Jr., PhD, MSc
Professor and Chair
Xavier University of Louisiana is excited to announce that the university has established a new undergraduate degree program in Public Health Sciences. Starting in the fall 2012 semester, students will be able to major or minor in this exciting field and in doing so:
- Will be exposed to courses and field experiences designed to equip them with the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to help improve the health of communities and people around the globe;
- Can anticipate learning how public health concerns such as diabetes, obesity, asthma, cancer, HIV and cardiovascular disease impact quality-of-life across the stages of life.
- Will learn how to develop, implement, and evaluate tailored health promotion and disease prevention programs designed to address major health concerns in Louisiana and beyond.
- Graduate from Xavier’s Department of Public Health Sciences will be able to enjoy entry-level careers (e.g., program directors, health education specialists, public health advisors, community health organizers, data managers) in public health and pursue graduate studies in a variety of areas in public health.
Xavier’s Public Health Sciences strong curriculum combines our liberal arts program with public health courses that are designed to require students to think critically and implement multidisciplinary public health strategies that promote health and well-being across a population.
Faculty members in the Department of Public Health Sciences are committed to helping students become skillfully trained and prepared for the future ahead of them.
If you know of students at your school who are interested in science and who want to make a significant difference in the health and well-being of our community, please encourage them to explore the department’s website at http://www.xula.edu/publichealth/index.php to learn more about our faculty, course offerings and requirements, and careers in public health. Faculty members are available to answer any questions you or your students may have. Please do not hesitate to email or call any of us. We will be delighted to provide you with additional information about the undergraduate degree program in Public Health Sciences.
Leonard Jack, Jr., Ph.D., M.Sc.
Department of Public Health Sciences