Minor in Public Health

The College of Natural and Health Sciences offers a minor in Public Health. Public health is the science of protecting and improving the health of families and communities through the promotion of healthy lifestyles, research for disease and injury prevention, and detection and control of infectious and non-communicable diseases. A minor in Public Health provides students with the fundamental knowledge of principles, applications, and skills needed to develop a firm appreciation of health and disease prevention at the population level, and to use this knowledge to transform the experience of their area of study education into innovative approaches for solving problems related to public health. Public health and nutrition is impacting the national key performance indicators as stated in the U.A.E. vision 2021 document. Successful public health practice requires an interdisciplinary approach involving different stakeholders such as ministries, businesses, healthcare providers, public relations, media and communication among others.