Hannah Letts

Track: 4 +1

Hannah Letts

Why the accelerated track:

The accelerated MPH program is a very efficient way to obtain a master’s degree. I have always been set on attending graduate school and being able to complete it in one additional year was an awesome opportunity I didn’t want to miss. 

My course load:

The course load in the 4+1 track is challenging but practical. Although the graduate level courses are slightly intimidating because I am one of only a few undergraduate students, I am really enjoying the material I am learning. The courses are a lot different than undergraduate courses; there is a lot of discussion and writing, which I like. 

Why public health:

I always knew I wanted to work toward a degree in the health field, but never knew exactly what area. When I came across public health, I knew this was the path for me. I am much more passionate about preventing illness than treating it. I want to make a positive change in the world, promoting healthy lifestyles and preventing disease. Stemming from my interest in exercise and physical activity, I am specifically interested in decreasing the rates of obesity. It is not easy for someone to transition from sedentary to active, and I want to provide the resources, knowledge, and motivation to facilitate the process. 

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