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 at 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 prepare 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.

Pre-Professional Programs

Bachelor’s Degrees

Health Care Administration (BS) 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.

Learn more about the Honors track offered.

Health Sciences (BS) 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.

Learn more about the Honors track offered.

Public Health (BS) 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. 

Learn more about the Honors track offered.

Radiation Therapy (BS) 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 (BSRT) 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 associate’s 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.

UM-Flint BSRT graduates are guaranteed an interview for the PA program. Must meet the application and admission requirements of the MSPA program – guaranteed an interview for admission to the MSPA program.





The Public Health Programs at the University of Michigan-Flint received accreditation from the Board of Councilors of the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) in June 2021. The five-year span is the maximum term the programs could have achieved as a first-time applicant.

The accreditation term extends until July 1, 2026. Our initial accreditation status is recorded as November 2018.

The final self-study and reviewer’s report are available by request at

The University of Michigan-Flint Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy (BSRT) Degree Advancement Program, #500006, in Flint, Michigan holds Provisional Accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) ( This status signifies that a program with an Approval of Intent has demonstrated sufficient compliance with the Standards (through submission of an acceptable Provisional Accreditation Self Study Report (PSSR) and any other documentation required by the CoARC, as well as satisfactory completion of an initial on-site visit), to be allowed to admit students. It is recognized as an accredited program by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC), which provides enrolled students who complete the program with eligibility for the Respiratory Care Credentialing Examination(s). The program will remain on Provisional Accreditation until it achieves Continuing Accreditation. CoARC accredits respiratory therapy education programs in the United States. To achieve this end, it utilizes an ‘outcomes-based’ process. Programmatic outcomes are performance indicators that reflect the extent to which the educational goals of the program are achieved and by which program effectiveness is documented.

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

The University of Michigan-Flint’s Radiation Therapy Program is accredited through the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). The program submitted a self-study in October 2012 and had a site visit August 2013. The program was awarded full 8-year accreditation. For more information on program effectiveness please go to

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