Graduate Minor in Public Health Behavior and Promotion

The Graduate minor in Public Health Behavior and Promotion is intended to complement applicable PhD and Master’s degree majors across Ohio State University to provide students with fundamental knowledge about public health behavior and health promotion and the related skills and approaches necessary to plan, implement, and evaluate health-related programs.

Competencies

Upon completion of the Minor in Public Health Behavior and Promotion, students will be able to:

  • Critically assess the evidence linking behavioral and psychosocial factors to health and illness.
  • Apply behavioral and social science theory to the development, implementation, and evaluation of health promotion and disease prevention programs at multiple targets and different levels of intervention (intrapersonal, interpersonal, and community).
  • Demonstrate cultural competency when planning health promotion and disease prevention activities.

The minor requires a minimum of 11 credit hours.

The required courses are:

PUBHHBP 6510
or
PUBHHBP 6515*

Preventing Disease and Promoting Health through Behavioral Science
Advanced Health Behavior and Health Promotion

3 credits

3 credits

PUBHHBP 7520

Community Health Assessment

2 credits

PUBHHBP 7522

Program Planning and Implementation

3 credits

 

Electives (Additional electives may be available. Check the schedule of classes.)
Select from:

PUBHHBP 7532

Program Evaluation in Public Health

3 credits

PUBHHBP 7542

Settings and Special Populations in Health Promotion

3 credits

PUBHHBP 7544

Fundamental Determinants of Population Health and Implications for Public Health

3 credits

PUBHHBP 7558

Social Ecological Strategies in Prevention

2 credits

PUBHHBP 8562*

HBHP Advanced Theory of Health Behavior Change in Public Health Applications

2 credits

*For students with a strong background in basic Health Behavior and Health Promotion they may substitute PUBHHBP 8562: HBHP Advanced Theory, in place of 6510/6515. This course substitution must be approved by the minor advisor.

Minors offered by the College of Public Health cannot be completed by Master of Public Health students.

For further information contact the Office of Academic Programs and Student Services in the College of Public Health at cph@osu.edu. To declare the minor, contact Dr. Phyllis Pirie, Chair of Health Behavior and Health Promotion.

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