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Public Health, MPH (Health Promotion)

Master of Public Health Degree with a Concentration in Health Promotion

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Career Outlook

Public health practice is increasingly regarded as important to citizen well-being as a means to better health and potential reduction in costs for critical care. Careers in Health Promotion and Social and Behavioral Health can focus on any aspect of health promotion and disease prevention, from behavioral research to program planning and implementation. Some jobs may focus on health education with individuals while others focus on community and population-level changes, which involve activities such as social marketing and developing healthier policies. Whatever the topic or level of focus, professionals in this part of public health strive to understand the things which impact health and behavior, and then design and implement effective interventions. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for Community Health Workers is projected to grow 21% in the U.S. by 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations.

Potential careers include:

  • Community health educator
  • Disease intervention specialist
  • Health and wellness coordinator
  • Maternal and child health specialist
  • Health promotion program planner
  • Program evaluator
  • Project coordinator

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The University of Nebraska offers some of the most affordable tuition rates in the region, particularly for our online programs. Explore the array of funding options to finance your education in a way that makes sense for you.

Online tuition rates are calculated by credit hour and college offering the course and, because the University of Nebraska is a public institution supported by Nebraska taxpayers, Nebraska residents may receive a lower tuition rate than out-of-state students.

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