MPH Health Behavior and Health Promotion Curriculum

The Master of Public Health specializing in health behavior and health promotion requires a minimum of 45 credit hours, including an applied practice experience and integrated learning experience. Students learn through coursework and experiences that provide foundational public health knowledge along with degree- and specialization-specific public health competencies designed to prepare all graduates for success in the public health field of their choice.

HBHP courses

Integrated foundational MPH courses (12 credits)

  • Methods in Quantitative Data Analysis (PUBHTLH 6001)
  • History, Values and Essential Services of the U.S. Public Health System (PUBHTLH 6002)
  • Methods in Public Health Planning and Evaluation (PUBHTLH 6003)
  • Essentials of Population Health (PUBHTLH 6004)

Required specialization courses (19 credits)

  • Advocacy for Health Justice (PUBHHBP 7520)
  • Community Health Assessment (PUBHHBP 7520)
  • Program Planning and Implementation (PUBHHBP 7522)
  • Foundations of Professional Practice in Health Promotion (PUBHHBP 7528)
  • Applied Biostatistics II (PUBHBIO 6211)
  • Settings and Special Populations in Health Promotion (PUBHHBP 7542)

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  • Program Evaluation in Public Health (PUBHHBP 7532)
  • Research Methods in Health Behavior and Health Promotion (PUBHHBP 7534)

Track courses (8 credits)

Choose courses from one of six designed tracks which provides additional expertise to your education. Available courses outlined in curriculum guide.

  • Health disparities
  • Global health
  • Maternal and child health
  • Health policy
  • Health communications
  • Obesity science

Practice-based experiences (6 credits)

  • Applied Practice Experience (PUBHLTH 7189)
  • Integrative Learning Experience Seminar I (PUBHHBP 7899.01)
  • Integrative Learning Experience Seminar II (PUBHHBP 7899.02)
  • Integrative Learning Experience in Public Health (PUBHLTH 7998)

For complete details of the health behavior and health promotion MPH degree program, view the most current curriculum guide, including a sample curriculum to complete the degree in two years. Course offerings and requirements are subject to change.

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