The course is for students in the public health sciences who seek to develop hands-on introductory data analysis skills. Students will learn basic methods for data organization and management as well as basic skills in data exploration and presentation. The course includes emphasis on the application and interpretation of commonly used introductory statistical tests in the computer laboratory using SAS software. Topics include descriptive statistics, hypothesis testing for means, proportions, elementary non-parametric techniques, t-tests, ANOVA, correlations, and linear regression. This course is offered within EEH. It is a required core courses for our MS and PhD Students in Epi and an elective course for all MPH students regardless of concentration. This course is essential for successful completion of an MS thesis and PhD dissertation and would provide a valuable set of skills for any MPH student working on their integrative project.