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 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 6535

Community Engagement/Collaborative Community Problem Solving

3 credits

SU

PUBHHBP 7532

Program Evaluation in Public Health

3 credits

AU, SP

PUBHHBP 7542

Settings and Special Populations in Health Promotion

3 credits

AU

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.

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.
  • Students will be assigned a minor faculty advisor within the Division of Health Behavior and Health Promotion in the College of Public Health.
  • 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 delcare 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. To declare the minor, contact klein [dot] 232atosu [dot] edu (Dr. Liz Klein), Interim Chair of Health Behavior and Health Promotion.