The online Master of Public Health (MPH) with a concentration in Health Promotion program is designed to prepare graduates for work in public health and those looking to broaden their training in health promotion and related fields.
The Master’s in Public Health cultivates leaders who are creative, critical thinkers, with the knowledge and skills to address evolving public health challenges. This online master's degree program focuses on being practice-centered, evidence-based, equity-focused, diverse and collaborative.
The Health Promotion concentration prepares students for implementing effective interventions directly with clients, determining a community's health needs, promoting healthy lifestyles and carrying out health surveys.
The online Health Promotion concentration focuses on four main areas:
- Program and Intervention Planning. Students develop skills to conduct health-related needs assessments in a variety of communities, apply community health and organizational theories, models, principles and best practices in planning programs and intervention and identify, incorporate and analyze contexts and key factors relevant to the implementation of programs or interventions.
- Evaluation of Programs and Interventions. Students learn to identify and evaluate health-related data and instruments, utilize appropriate qualitative and quantitative evaluation methods and apply evaluation findings to programs and policies.
- Community Engagement. Students develop skills needed to coordinate and facilitate community groups, coalitions and partnerships.
- Management and Leadership. Students are able to demonstrate abilities in the administration and management of community health programs and demonstrate the skills to advance a systems approach to community health through professional leadership and practice.