Public Health

The Health and Human Performance Department offers two Associate of Science (AS) degrees in Public Health: Health Promotion and Behavior and Health Management and Policy. There are also Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer (AAOT) options for both degrees. The Health Promotion and Behavior emphasis is for students planning on working in the field of public health in a non-clinical setting, such as planning and evaluating programs related to healthy behavior across the lifespan, and promoting programs that improve health in the general population. The Health Management Policy emphasis is designed for students preparing for careers in managing health care organizations or agencies. Students planning to transfer to Oregon State University for a four-year Public Health BS, should follow the LBCC Associate of Science degree path. Students interested in transferring to a different four-year institution, such as Western Oregon University or Boise State University,  should consider the AAOT option. All students should work with an LBCC advisor as well as an advisor from the transfer school to make sure that courses transfer and program requirements are met.


The department has indoor and outdoor facilities to support exercise and physical activities that act as a supplement for health behaviors. The Activity Center contains a fully equipped, double-court gymnasium, as well as a weight training room, a dance and aerobics room, and complete shower facilities. Outdoor facilities include a baseball diamond, tennis/pickleball courts, four sand volleyball courts, a walking track, and a wellness trail.