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Public health

School of Nursing & Kinesiology

A graduate of Anderson University’s public health program will be prepared to combat the rising threat of worldwide health crises. As modern medicine advances, so must our defenses against sickness and widespread disease. The public health degree, within AU’s School of Nursing & Kinesiology, can be paired with almost any major, and presents an opportunity for students to combine their unique skills and passions with serving the world’s needs.

 

Program Overview

Public Health

This degree offers two pathways. The first offers a concentration in the sociological and behavioral context of health. This track will appeal to students who are seeking to focus on the socio-behavioral, socioeconomic, and health systems contexts that impact public health. 

The second will focus on the natural sciences, and is offered to students wanting to engage in public health practice through research, epidemiology, or environmental services. 

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4-Year Major

  • Graduate with a BS in Public Health in 4 years
  • Graduate with a BS in Public Health and an MBA with the 4+1 program
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Classroom Preparation

  • Poverty simulations
  • Disaster simulations
  • Refugee simulations
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Career Pathways

  • Missions, ministry
  • Public Relations, communication, theatre
  • Mathematics, business, national security, research
  • Behavioral sciences (psychology, sociology, criminology, pre-law, health education, coaching)
  • Health sciences (medical, environmental, veterinary, dietary, epidemiology, orthodontics)
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Practical Experience

  • Two-week intercultural healthcare trip
  • Internships with the local Health Department
  • Internships with Federally Qualified Health Centers

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Becki Cox

Administrative Assistant/Recruitment Coordinator

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Becki Cox

A.S., B.S., Anderson University

Sarah Cox

Sarah Cox

Assistant Professor of Nursing

Sarah Cox
Sarah Cox

Professor Cox teaches Obstetrical and Pediatric nursing, focusing on family centered nursing care. She completed her BSN from Grand Canyon University and her MSN in Nursing Administration from the University of St. Francis. Previous undergraduate work includes a BA in Business Management from Warner Southern University. She has worked in Neonatal Intensive Care, Pediatric Intensive Care, and Postpartum Care as well as supervisory and management roles in these units. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau; Nu Upsilon and Upsilon Delta Chapters.

Prior to coming to Anderson University she taught  courses in Pediatric Nursing, Maternal-Newborn Nursing, Community Nursing, and Leadership in Nursing at Fortis College in Indianapolis.

Contact Sarah:

smcox@anderson.edu
Hartung 377
Ext. 4382 (765) 641-4382

Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.A., Warner Southern College
B.S.N., Grand Canyon University
M.S.N., University of St. Francis

Emily Day

Assistant Professor of Athletic Training

Emily Day

Emily Day is an assistant professor of Athletic Training in the department of Kinesiology. She earned her bachelor's degree in Athletic Training at Franklin College and her Master's of Education with a concentration in exercise science at Campbell University. She also is the primary athletic trainer for the Men's Soccer and Track and Field teams. Day enjoys being outdoors, reading, and spending time with family and friends.

She joined the Department in 2019.

Contact Emily Day:
eeday@anderson.edu
Kardatzke Wellness Center 143
(765) 641- 4491

Nina Eaton

Nina Eaton

Assistant Professor of Nursing

Nina Eaton
Nina Eaton

Nina Eaton is an assistant professor of nursing in the BSN pre-licensure program. She graduated with her BSN from Anderson University in 2009 and MSNEd from Anderson University in 2015. Nina’s clinical background is cardiac and intensive care at Hancock Regional Hospital. Before moving to full time teaching, Nina acted as charge nurse, nurse preceptor, and staff nurse. While full time at Hancock, Nina sat on the ethics committee, the unit counsel, and was nominated for the Daisy Award twice and recipient once. Nina is the faculty mentor for and member of Sigma Theta Tau, National Honor Society of Nursing and is a member of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. She also holds certificates in basic life support (BLS), advanced cardiac life support (ACLS), & teaching certificates for both BLS & ACLS courses. In 2009, Nina went to Uganda with Tri-S, in 2014 studied Culturally Competent Care of the Islamic Patient & Family in Chicago, and in 2015 led a nursing Tri-S trip to Belize. Her research interests include critical thinking development in pre-licensure nursing students and persistence/completion of minority students in pre-licensure nursing.

Nina and her husband, Michael, live in Greenfield, Indiana with their “fur baby” Abby. Nina and Michael enjoy traveling and visiting family in Michigan as much as possible. One of Nina’s favorite bible verses is Acts 1:8 “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth”.

Nina Eaton has been at Anderson University since 2013.

Contact Nina:
clkeaton@anderson.edu
Hartung 369
Ext. 4379 (765) 641-4379

Assistant Professor of Nursing
M.S.N., Anderson University
B.S.N., Anderson University

Molly Frakes

Molly Frakes

Office Assistant/Recruiter

Molly Frakes
Molly Frakes

B.S. University of Evansville

Randall Gray

Instructor of Nursing

Randall Gray

B.S.N., Anderson University