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Social and Public Health



The Department of Social and Public Health is where personal passion meets public good. Our department addresses the health and social service needs of the entire population, making an impact for generations to come. If you want to help meet the world’s biggest challenges in healthcare and social services, the Department of Social and Public Health is where you can maximize your societal contribution.

You will be employing critical thinking skills to address important public needs and problems, no matter your program area or discipline. Whether you are contributing to safer workplaces, helping families grow stronger, improving the environment or the health status of populations, your contributions to the public good are valued and vital. We hope that you will become an advocate for the people who need a champion the most—the young, elderly and all underserved populations at the margins of society.

Whatever your passion and interest, we are ready to help you achieve your career goals. If you are ready to learn, and have a true conviction to make a difference, your future contributions and accomplishments are limitless. So, explore the Department of Social and Public Health and contact us if we can provide you with any additional information. We look forward to meeting you!

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Join SPH at Race for a Reason 2018

The largest charity race event in Southeast Ohio, the OhioHealth Race for a Reason is comprised of 6 different events; Triathlon/Duathlon, 5K, Mud Run, 3K Walk, Remote Race and Fitness Fest. The event is hosted by the Ohio University Sports Administration graduate program and Ohio University’s Valor military ministry. The race continues to grow in popularity on campus, in the Athens community, and the surrounding area.We're racing in honor of the James Ball Scholarship, will you join us? #RFAR2018 Read More