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Health Promotion is the process of applying social and behavioral science principles to education and environmental change that empowers individuals and groups to take control of and improve their own health. MPH Specialists combine knowledge of social and behavioral sciences to create and carry out successful public health interventions to promote population health. The goal of this option is to educate practitioners who have a broad foundation of the fundamental principles of public heath with a focus on program planning, implementation and evaluation.
The Social & Behavioral Sciences program of the MPH program prepares graduates to:
The 6-credit MPH practicum provides students focusing on social and behavioral sciences with applied experience in health promotion and disease prevention. Examples include collaborations in planning, implementing and evaluating public health campaigns at federal agencies, state and local health departments, hospital settings, community health centers, social service agencies and non profit public health organizations
For more information, please contact: Leland Ackerson, ScD, MPH.
NOTE: This program can accompany both Part-time & Full-Time plans of study. The program can begin in the fall or spring semester.