Health Sciences—Public Health Education, M.S.
The goal of this specialization, leading to a Master of Science in Health Sciences, is to prepare students for careers related to health promotion and education. More specifically, the program prepares students to fulfill leadership roles in planning, management and evaluation of community health programs. Graduates may pursue job placements in a variety of settings including hospitals, managed care organizations, health departments, health insurance companies, health centers, senior citizens’ agencies, substance abuse agencies and others. Students are able to continue their present employment while completing the 36-42 credit program.
|Core Courses: 21 credits|
|HLTH 605||Environmental Occupational Health and Safety||3|
|HLTH 614||Advanced Epidemiology||3|
|HLTH 615||Measurement and Interpretation of Data for Health Professionals||3|
|HLTH 616||Techniques Of Health Research||3|
|HLTH 626||Health Care Organization||3|
|HLTH 629||Health Education Theory and Practice||3|
|HLTH 660||Thesis or Departmental Projects||3|
Must take 15 credits from restricted and general electives listed below
|Restricted Electives: Minimum of 6 credits|
|HLTH 610||Contemporary Trends in Community Mental Health||3|
|HLTH 630||Trends and Issues in Substance Abuse||3|
|HLTH 637||Health Law||3|
|HLTH 638||Fiscal Management||3|
|HLTH 647||Health Disparities Among Diverse Populations: Class, Race, and Gender.||3|
|HLTH 654||Public Health Leadership||3|
|Elective Courses: Maximum of 9 credits|
|HLTH 500||Managed Health Care||3|
|HLTH 504||Adolescent Health Psychosocial and Physical Health||3|
|HLTH 510||Health Sciences Field Study||3|
|HLTH 603||Coordinating School and Community Health Programs||3|
|HLTH 604||Community Nutrition||3|
|HLTH 612||Community Organization for Health||3|
|HLTH 617||Health Admin Theory&Practice||3|
|HLTH 618||Health Economics||3|
|HLTH 621||Seminar in Comprehensive Health Planning||3|
|HLTH 622||Health Personnel Management||3|
|HLTH 633||Consumer Health||3|
|HLTH 635||Public Health Issues of Immigration||3|
|HLTH 641||Methods and Curriculum Development in Health Education||3|
|HLTH 645||Family Life and Sex Education||3|
|HLTH 650||Development of Substance Awareness Programs||3|
|Total Required Credits||36|
In addition to the 36 classroom credits, a supervised field placement of 8-12 weeks is required for students without at least two years of acceptable professional experience in the health field. Documentation of professional experience is required. Substitution of any of the above courses must be approved in writing by Department Chairperson.
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the Public Health Education Masters, students will be able to:
- Utilize critical thinking skills to confront health issues.
- Make use of basic health information and services in health-enhancing ways.
- Effectively communicate (both orally and in writing) to convey beliefs, ideas, and information about health issues.
- Make improvements in the health of communities.
- Recognize, as culturally competent citizens, how racism, sexism, prejudice, and power impact on the health and well-being of people.