Public Health

B.S. MajorMinor

Public health is a dynamic, far-reaching and growing field. A degree in public health prepares you to develop and advocate for effective health programs, where you can implement policies that enhance the health of individuals, groups and communities.

While earning your degree in public health at Concordia, you will participate in collaborative projects with local organizations. Practicum and internship experiences help you further your knowledge and skills in real-world settings. Opportunities for local, national and international service learning and global-multicultural experiences also await.

Graduate Cap

of students have been accepted to graduate schools.

I love being able to learn about health issues in the world and understanding that with this knowledge I’ll be able to make a difference in the world after I graduate.
Kendra Dinkel

Experience Concordia's HHP Department

Public Health Sample Academic Outcomes



  • Community Health Educator
  • Wellness Coordinator
  • Wellness Coordinator
  • Assistant Director of Blood Bank

Graduate Schools

  • Creighton University
  • University Of Nebraska Medical School
  • Regis University
  • College of St. Mary
  • Concordia University
  • Midwestern University
  • Clarkson College
  • Rockhurst University

Employed in full-time field-related area 6 months post graduation

Go on to grad school each year

Public Health Faculty

Walz Human Performance Complex

The Walz Human Performance Complex includes a state-of-the-art human performance lab, field house, arena, weight room, and athletic training room. It also houses computer labs, classrooms and a student resource library to give you all the tools you need to succeed.

Community Outreach

Health and Human Performance department students are active as coaches in local schools and city recreation leagues and as aides in physical therapy at the local hospital and clinic. They also organize community service projects, such as the Halloween Fun Night in David Dorm.

Global Health

Each year, HHP students travel to Guatemala, Belize, or other international destinations for global health mission trips, providing medical care to under-served patients and communities.

Special Olympics

Several classes offer the opportunity for you to be involved with the Nebraska Special Olympics, including coaching the Seward teams, practicing with the athletes and volunteering to help run a component of competition.