Upon completion of the MPH degree, graduates from the Public Health Education concentration will demonstrate proficiency in the main areas of responsibility defined by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC):

  • Area I: Assess Needs, Assets and Capacity for Health Education
  • Area II: Plan Health Education
  • Area III: Implement Health Education
  • Area IV: Conduct Evaluation and Research Related to Health Education
  • Area V: Administer and Manage Health Education
  • Area VI: Serve as a Health Education Resource Person
  • Area VII: Communicate and Advocate for Health and Health Education
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Public Health Education Courses

Students are required to take the following concentration courses:

Instructor: Kerry Redican

Course Description: Theoretical and practice aspects of planning, implementing, and evaluating health education programs. Topics include models used in health education program planning, the planning process, assessing needs, development of mission, goals, and objectives, development of interventions, community organizing, allocation of resources, marketing, and program evaluation.

Instructor: Susan Marmagas

Course Description: Examination of the principles that ground community health education. Topics include history of health and health education, philosophical foundations, theoretical foundations, ethics and health education, health educator roles and responsibilities, settings for health education, agencies associated with health education, the literature of health education, and future trends in health education.

Instructor: Kathy Hosig

Course Description: Methods of conducting program evaluations for prevention and intervention programs that promote public health and human development. Major dimensions of evaluation strategies, including process evaluation, impact assessment, and cost analysis.

Instructor: Christine Kaestle

Course Description: Social determinants of health through the life-course. Relationship of social injustice to public health. Interplay of major social factors such as poverty, race and gender to influence health domestically and globally. Application of social epidemiology to a range of health outcomes. Inform effective solutions to health inequities.