Public Health & Health Sciences

Meeting the Needs of Health Care

At the University of Michigan-Flint, the Department of Public Health & Health Sciences (PHHS) is on the forefront of community-based needs. With a caring and experienced faculty, students learn from educators who have field experience, empowering students to be leaders and catalysts of change in their communities. 

Motivated students have several exciting degree tracks to pursue in PHHS that prepares them for fulfilling careers in the realm of healthcare. From administrative roles  to radiation or respiration therapy, students will get hands-on experience that prepares them to graduate with the skills and knowledge they need to be successful in these critical fields. 

Aubree Kraut is the Undergraduate Academic Advisor for Public Health & Health Sciences. She works with students on an individual plan for completing their course of study. Send Aubree an email to schedule an advising appointment today.

Pre-Professional Programs

Bachelor’s Degrees

Health Care Administration Catalog Description
The demand for health care is increasing, making the training of empathetic, ethical, and effective health care administrators a top priority. UM-Flint students receive a world-class education that results in professional success, personal advancement, and patient well-being.

This degree program offers a Honors track. Learn more.

Health Sciences Catalog Description
The Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences is designed for students with an interest in human health leading to graduate study, or career advancement. Because many students are drawn to the healthcare field, but are often unsure of which direction may be best for them, this degree was designed to expose students to a wide range of health science careers, while providing the foundational courses required for professional health science post-graduate work, such as physical therapy, physician assistant, environmental health, etc.

This degree program offers a Honors track. Learn more.

Public Health Catalog Description
The Bachelor of Science in Public Health prepares students for a wide range of entry level public health positions. The coursework includes the foundational knowledge of public health practice (epidemiology, health policy, global health) and reflects the values of public health: community engagement, disease prevention, health promotion and serving vulnerable populations. The program’s major focus on health education prepares students to implement behavior modification and lifestyle changes for individuals, families and communities. The curriculum is designed to provide students with the competencies required to take the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam. 

This degree program offers a Honors track. Learn more.

Radiation Therapy Catalog Description
Radiation therapists administer ionizing radiation for the treatment of diseases, primarily cancer. They provide safe, quality patient care and ensure treatment parameters are accurate. Graduates of UM-Flint’s program emerge prepared to take the Radiation Therapy Certification Examination given by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), with scores above the national average.

Respiratory Therapy Catalog Description
Build on your knowledge and experience with the region’s only online Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy (BSRT) program for working professionals with an associates degree and Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credential. With full- and part-time options, your University of Michigan BSRT can be completed in as little as 12 months.





The Department of Public Health & Health Sciences is pursuing accreditation for its public health programs (MPH & BS) through the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)

The Bachelor of Science Degree Advancement Program in Respiratory Care holds Provisional Accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care

The Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Program is accredited through The Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA).