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USF is at the forefront of providing quality education in a virtual format and the College of Public Health is helping lead this effort. In August, the College’s advances in distance learning were featured in The Nation’s Health.
“At the University of South Florida College of Public Health, enrollment in online public health degree programs has more than doubled since the middle of the last decade. The university was one of the first to offer distance-based public health education. It began in 1993 with satellite-delivered courses to 33 health departments across Florida,” said Deanna Wathington, MD, MPH, associate dean for academic and student affairs at the College of Public Health. “Today, the college offers more than 70 courses that are fully online, including six online master’s degrees and 11 online graduate certificates with student enrollments of approximately 4,000 students per semester.”