Free Online Public Health (General) Courses from Top Universities

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Online general public health courses are offered for free by top universities such as Johns Hopkins University and Open University. Read on to learn more about these online courses that cover topics including historical perspectives on public health, limits to primary care and environmental health.
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Free Public Health General Courses

Public health general courses are available for interested students who want to study online for free. Course materials are available at any time on these respective school's websites.

Johns Hopkins University

Johns Hopkins University offers plenty of public health courses online for free. Students can choose from course topics like the history of public health, global tobacco control, public health biology, and personal preparedness planning for public health workers.

Open University

Open University's free online course in public health investigates community services access. Points touched on include moral issues surrounding allotting limited resources and the straining of community services by drug users.

Free Online Public Health General Courses At a Glance

Course & School Program Level Format Assignments Quizzes & Exams Downloadable
History of Public Health course from Johns Hopkins University Undergraduate Texts/lecture materials No No Yes
Population Change & Public Health course from Johns Hopkins University Undergraduate Texts/lecture materials Yes No Yes
Social and Behavioral Aspects of Public Health course from Johns Hopkins University Undergraduate Texts/lecture materials Yes No Yes
Global Tobacco Control course from Johns Hopkins University Undergraduate Texts/lecture materials No Yes Yes
Culture, Politics and Community: Living Public Health in Nigeria course from Johns Hopkins University Undergraduate Audio/video lectures/lecture materials No No Yes
Public Health Biology course from Johns Hopkins University Undergraduate Textbooks/lecture materials No No Yes
Social and Behavioral Foundations of Primary Health Care course from Johns Hopkins University Undergraduate Texts/labs/lecture materials No No Yes
Essentials of Probability & Statistical Inference IV course from Johns Hopkins University Undergraduate Texts/lecture materials No Yes Yes
Environmental Health course from Johns Hopkins University Undergraduate Texts/lecture materials No No Yes
Ethical Issues in Public Health course from Johns Hopkins University Undergraduate Texts/lecture materials No No Yes
Personal Preparedness Planning for Public Health Workers course from Johns Hopkins University Undergraduate Lecture materials No No Yes
Pharmaceuticals Management for Underserved Populations course from Johns Hopkins University Undergraduate Textbook/lecture materials Yes No Yes
Fundamentals of Oncology for Public Health Practitioners course from Johns Hopkins University Undergraduate Texts/lecture materials No No Yes
Public Health Practice 101 course from Johns Hopkins University Undergraduate Lecture materials No No Yes
Introduction to Demographic Methods course from Johns Hopkins University Undergraduate Textbook/lecture materials Yes No Yes
Principles of Industrial Hygiene course from Johns Hopkins University Undergraduate Textbooks/lecture materials No No Yes
Qualitative Data Analysis course from Johns Hopkins University Undergraduate Textbooks/lecture materials Yes No Yes
The Limits of Primary Care course from Open University Beginner Text Yes No Yes

Popular Schools

  • Online Programs Available
    1. Kaplan University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Public Health
      • M.S. in Health Education
      • Master of Healthcare Admin
    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor: Health Science
      • Bachelor: Health and Wellness
      • Bachelor: Nutrition Science
      • Bachelor: Healthcare Admin
    Associate's
      • AAS in Public Safety and Security
  • Online Programs Available
    2. Southern New Hampshire University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MS in Public Health
      • MS in Criminal Justice: Public Safety Administration concentration
      • MS in Nursing: Patient Quality and Safety
      • MS in Healthcare Administration
      • MSM in Healthcare
      • MA in Communication: Health Communication
    Bachelor's
      • BS in Public Health
      • BA Sociology w/conc in Community Health
      • BS in Community Health Education
      • BS Business Admin w/conc in Healthcare Administration
      • BS Healthcare Administration
      • BS Health Science
  • Online Programs Available
    3. Capella University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • DrPH - Public Health
      • DHA - Health Care Quality and Analytics
    Master's
      • Master: General Public Health
      • MHA in Health Care Leadership
    Bachelor's
      • BS - Health Care Administration Leadership
      • Bachelor: Health Care Management (ACBSP-accredited)
  • Online Programs Available
    4. Herzing University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MBA Dual Concentration: Project Management and Public Safety Leadership
      • MBA Dual Concentration: Accounting and Public Safety Leadership
      • MBA Dual Concentration: Healthcare Management and Public Safety Leadership
      • MBA Dual Concentration: Business Management and Public Safety Leadership
      • MBA Dual Concentration: Healthcare Management and Technology Management
      • MBA Dual Concentration: Healthcare Management and Project Management
  • Online Programs Available
    5. Indiana Wesleyan University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Public Health
      • Master of Business Administration - Health Care Administration
    Bachelor's
      • B.S. Healthcare Administration
      • B.S. General Studies - Life Sciences
    Associate's
      • A.S. General Studies - Life Sciences
  • Online Programs Available
    6. Strayer University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Science in Health Services Administration: Public Health Management
      • Master of Science in Health Services Administration: Clinical Care Management
      • Master of Health Services Admin
    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor of Business Admin: Health Services Admin Concentration
  • Online Programs Available
    7. Ashford University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • B.A. - Public Admin
      • B.A. - Health Care Admin
  • Online Programs Available
    8. Colorado State University Global

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MS - Healthcare Admin and Management
    Bachelor's
      • BS - Healthcare Admin and Management
  • Online Programs Available
    9. Keiser University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • B.A. - Health Services Admin
    Associate's
      • Associate of Arts - Health Services Admin
      • Associate of Sciences - Medical Assistant
  • Online Programs Available
    10. Grand Canyon University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • EdD in Organizational Leadership - Health Care Administration
    Master's
      • MS in Nursing: Public Health
      • MBA: Health Systems Management
      • MS in Health Care Administration
      • Master of Public Administration - Health Care Management
    Bachelor's
      • BS in Health Care Administration
      • BS in Health Sciences: Professional Development & Advanced Patient Care
      • Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Health Science

Featured Schools

The schools and programs listed below are popular educational options, and tuition varies based on program and location

Kaplan University

  • Master of Public Health
  • Bachelor: Health Science
  • AAS in Public Safety and Security

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Southern New Hampshire University

  • MS in Public Health
  • MS in Criminal Justice: Public Safety Administration concentration
  • BS in Public Health
  • BA Sociology w/conc in Community Health

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Capella University

  • DrPH - Public Health
  • Master: General Public Health
  • BS - Health Care Administration Leadership

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Herzing University

  • MBA Dual Concentration: Project Management and Public Safety Leadership
  • MBA Dual Concentration: Accounting and Public Safety Leadership
  • MBA Dual Concentration: Healthcare Management and Public Safety Leadership

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Indiana Wesleyan University

  • Master of Public Health
  • B.S. Healthcare Administration
  • A.S. General Studies - Life Sciences

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Strayer University

  • Master of Science in Health Services Administration: Public Health Management
  • Master of Science in Health Services Administration: Clinical Care Management
  • Bachelor of Business Admin: Health Services Admin Concentration

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Ashford University

  • B.A. - Public Admin
  • B.A. - Health Care Admin

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Colorado State University Global

  • MS - Healthcare Admin and Management
  • BS - Healthcare Admin and Management

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