About the Department

While the roles of physicians and nurses often define the health care field, the bulk of health services are actually provided by other professional specialists, acting in either administrative, educational, or direct care capacities. As the health care field expands and grows, these specialists will be in high demand, and the University of Michigan-Flint Department of Public Health and Health Sciences faculty are well-positioned to give you the knowledge and skills needed to take advantage of these multiple career opportunities. 


New Bachelors of Science in Respiratory Therapy

The Bachelors of Science in Respiratory Therapy  (BSRT) online degree completion program is designed to provide a comprehensive education in advanced respiratory care.  The program will start in the fall of 2017.  Successful degree completion prepares students to sit for specialty credentialing exams administered by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC). 

Admissions Requirements:

  • Associate Degree in Respiratory Therapy from an Accredited Institution
  • Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) Credential
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0

To learn more contact: Dr. Shan Parker 810.762.3172 or email: PHHS-Info@umflint.edu

Faculty Receives Grant Award

UM Flint faculty Dr. Johnson-Lawrence was awarded a grant to partner with community agencies. This work will include multilevel programs that offer policy training for area pastors, and a randomized trial of various activities that address blood pressure, physical activity, and pain. In collaboration with other researchers at Michigan State University, the Flint Center for Health Equity Solutions is expected to contribute to rebuilding efforts around health and health equity in the Flint community.