In the MPH education concentration, emphasis is placed on education, interpersonal, community and policy factors that promote positive health behaviors. The curriculum emphasizes interventions based on scientific data and established behavioral and leaning theories that promote public health through the processes of education and community organization.
The Health Education concentration uses a competency based format for instruction. Each student is expected to meet minimum requirements for a basic set of competencies through prior experience, course work and field experience.
Graduates of this degree program may function as community health educators and work site health promotion practitioners in a variety of settings, both public and private, across local, regional, state, national and international contexts. They are academically prepared to conduct community assessments; design, implement and evaluate health education interventions; organize health promotion efforts; be involved in research and assist individuals and communities to better utilize techniques of health behavior change.