Public health is “the science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health through the organized efforts and informed choices of society, organizations, public and private, communities and individuals” (1920, C.E.A. Winslow). It is concerned with threats to health based on population health analysis.
The population in question can be as small as a handful of people or as large as all the inhabitants of several continents (for instance, in the case of a pandemic). The dimensions of health can encompass “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”, as defined by the United Nations’ World Health Organization.

Public health incorporates the interdisciplinary approaches of epidemiology, biostatistics and health services. Environmental health, community health, behavioral health, health economics, public policy and occupational health are other important subfields.

The Bachelor in Public Health (BPH) (or Bachelor of Science in Public Health) is an undergraduate degree that prepares students to pursue careers in the public, private, or non-profit sector in areas such as public health, environmental health, health administration, epidemiology, nutrition, biostatistics, or health policy and planning.
Bachelor of Public Health of most of the Universities in Nepal is a three years (excluding Pokhara University which is a four years program) course which aims to prepare competent graduates with advanced knowledge with the practical skills necessary to deliver high quality public health services needed for the country. It also aims to prepare professional public health specialist with appropriate technical and managerial competent required for district level health programs which include but not limited to problem identification, Planning, implantation, Training, Health education, and Health research.
List of Bachelor in Public Health Colleges in Nepal

Pokhara University Affiliated BPH Colleges

TU Affiliated BPH Colleges

Purbanchal University Affiliated BPH Colleges