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 required courses are:

PUBHHBP 7532

Program Evaluation in Public Health

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 6535

Community Engagement and Collaborative Community Problem Solving

3 credits

 

PUBHHBP 7542

Settings and Special Populations in Health Promotion

3 credits

AU

PUBHHBP 7544

Fundamental Determinants of Population Health and Implications for Public Health

2 credits

 

PUBHHBP 7564

A Public Health Approach to Adolescent Health

3 credits

 

PUBHHBP 7570

Obesity: A Multidisciplinary Foundation

2 credits

 

PUBHHBP 7558

Policy as a Prevention Strategy

2 credits

 SP

PUBHHBP 8562

HBHP Advanced Theory of Health Behavior Change in Public Health Applications

2 credits

 

Requirements

  • Must be currently enrolled at Ohio State in a graduate-level program, however minors offered by the College of Public Health cannot be completed by Master of Public Health students.
  • The minor requires a minimum of 11 credit hours.
  • Students must receive a grade of "B" or better or "S" in each course comprising the minor.
  • No overlap with the student's major field of study (Exception: limited to one course is the course is a requirement for both the major and minor).
  • Student must maintain a 3.0 GPA in the Health Behavior and Health Promotion courses to successfully complete the minor.

How to declare the minor

In order to officially declare the minor, students should submit a Minor and Graduate Interdisciplinary Specialization form in GRADFORMS. The form serves as the student’s application.

For further information contact the Office of Academic Programs and Student Services in the College of Public Health at cphatosu [dot] edu

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