Program Description

The Doctor of Public Health in Preventive Care prepares professionals who specialize in promoting well-being for the whole person. The main focus of the program is evidence-based lifestyle interventions for individuals and communities. A Preventive Care specialist is trained to practice alongside other health professionals in medical settings and clinics, complementing the work of physicians; to advise local, state and national public health agencies and to teach and conduct research in academic and industry settings.

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Program Length

3-5 years

Possible Careers

Wellness Program Administrator, University Professor, Grant Program Manager

Application Deadlines

There are currently no published application deadlines.

Admissions Requirements

Master's degree in epidemiology or in a related field from a regionally accredited institution, transcripts from all universities attended, three letters of reference, official GRE scores (scores in the 40th percentile and above in each of the three sections is favorable), GPA of 3.5 or higher

Prerequisites

Anatomy and physiology, HPRO 500 Stress Management, HPRO 515 Mind-Body Interactions and Health Outcomes, HPRO 526 Lifestyle Diseases and Risk Reduction, HPRO 565 Tobacco Use: Prevention and Interventions, HPRO 590 Worksite Wellness (or equivalents to be evaluated by program director)
Integrating faith and health
Loma Linda University educates and encourages a balanced life by living our values of humility, compassion, justice, integrity, excellence, freedom and self- control. You will be surrounded by faculty who are committed to healthcare innovation and research while engaging your spirituality.

Expected Cost of Attendance

Academic Year 2018-2019

Year of Program:Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4
Tuition$23,400$27,300$26,600$11,400
Fees$2,499$6,532$4,702$3,252
Books & Supplies$1,250$1,050$1,050
Instruments
Misc (e.g., Boards, Licensing exam, Uniforms)
Total$27,149$34,882$32,352$14,652

Notes

Expected costs for the 2018-2019 academic year are based on full time attendance. From year to year, increases are anticipated consistent with inflation in the professional education sector.

Estimated Living Expenses

Academic Year 2018-2019, off campus, with a roommate

Year of Program:Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4
Months enrolled9121212
Room & Board$11,655$15,540$15,480$15,480
Transportation$2,880$3,840$3,840$3,840
Personal Expenses$1,350$1,800$1,800$1,800

Notes

  • Amounts are what a student can apply to borrow for the number of months shown in each academic year based on living off campus with a roommate and not with a relative.
  • International students need to calculate 12 months of living expenses based on the numbers listed here.
  • In general, to qualify for financial aid a student must be enrolled at least half time taking degree requirements. Half time is 6 units in a quarter for undergraduate programs and 4 units in a quarter for graduate programs.