Public Health

Schreiner University offers courses leading to a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Public Health. Students in the Public Health major are interested in health-related fields and may seek to work in international missions. It is a broad, interdisciplinary degree, relying heavily on the arts and sciences. The Public Health program at Schreiner University produces graduates who contribute in meaningful ways in entry level positions to the conduct and advancement of the essential services of public health, including monitoring of the health of communities; educating about health and advocating for health; enforcing health-related laws and regulations; mobilizing community partnerships to identify and solve health problems; and researching new insights and innovative solutions to health problems.

Graduates of the program may work in government and private agencies that promote disease detection and prevention, develop public policy related to health, and provide education related to public health.

The major in Public Health consists of:

  • PBHL 3371: Intro to Public Health, Learn about all aspects of public health
  • PBHL 3372: Global Health, Relate public health concepts to a global community
  • PBHL 3373: Epidemiology, The science of public health
  • PBHL 3474: Environmental Health, Learn how the environment affects health outcomes
  • PBHL 4355: Health Policy, Advocate for the health of communities
  • PBHL 4374: Community Health, Travel abroad practicum experience
  • PBHL 4397: Internship in Public Health, Work with public health professionals
  • IDST 3371: Medical Humanities, Increase cultural competency, ethical awareness, and compassion for others

The Public Health program has a collaborative agreement between Schreiner University and University of Texas-School of Public Health San Antonio Regional Campus called the Master’s in Public Health Accelerated Program (4+1 program). The program provides a direct line for students in the baccalaureate programs in public health and health professions to enroll in and complete their master’s coursework over the course of five years, as opposed to the traditional four years of undergraduate and two years of graduate studies.

Public Health


Ruth B. Grubesic
Ruth B. Grubesic, DrPH, RN, PHCNS-BC
Professor of Nursing and Public Health
Health Sciences

Maria Hernandez
Maria Hernandez
Adjunct Public Health Faculty
Health Sciences

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