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Health Education and Promotion is one of the specializations in the Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) Degree program offered jointly by Northwest Ohio Consortium for Public Health. This Program is accredited by Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). This specialization provides advanced study of professional skills and professional competencies in the area of health education, health promotion, and health behavior. Students graduating from this major are prepared to assist communities, organizations and individuals in working toward a healthier society by using appropriate educational, behavioral, and social change strategies. Some fast facts about this specialization can be found here.
The curriculum for the Health Promotion and Education (HPE) major focuses on methods for planning, implementing and evaluating educational and behavioral changes as well as programs that enhance health. Students are prepared for positions that emphasize program planning, health promotion, health education, disease prevention and social action. Graduates work in business, voluntary, non-profit and governmental agencies at the local, county, state and federal levels. The major objectives for the Health Promotion and Education program are to graduate professionals that are prepared to:
- Implement, administer and evaluate health promotion and education programs
- Demonstrate mastery of knowledge that is critical to the role of a health promotion and educational professional
- Coordinate the provision of promotional and educational services in health
- Assess individual and community needs
- Apply principles of community organization, health behavior and educational processes to plan effective health promotion and education programs
- Apply appropriate research methods
- Act as a health promotion and education resource
Admission: (to apply, visit http://www.nocphmph.org/ and look for Application Information from the left menu)
Admitted students are expected to be academically prepared; writes and speaks well; has a true desire to work with and help people; curious and excited by challenges involving problem-solving.
1. Minimum requirements:
- Applicant may qualify for "Regular Admission" if he/she satisfies all of these requirements:
- Completed bachelor degree, including foundation courses. It is expected that all applicants will have successfully completed college-level mathematics and biology and course work in the social sciences.
- GPA 3.0 or higher (or equivalent)
- TOEFL 550 or higher (Not Applicable if English is Applicant's Primary Language)
- Recommended by 3 References
- Applicant may qualify for "Provisional Admission" if he/she has one or more of the
- Must complete necessary foundation course(s)
- GPA between 2.7 and 3.0 (or equivalent)
2. Application timeline:
Applications are processed, and students are accepted, as applications are received (rolling admission). However, the following dealines apply:
- Fall semester: June 15
- Spring semester: October 15
- Summer semester: March 15
The curriculum requires completion of 45 semester credits of advised courses. The duration of the program is 16 months (i.e. four consecutive terms) for fulltime students and approximately 32-36 months for part-time students. Classes are scheduled on Monday through Thursday nights, one night per week per course and on some courses on Saturdays. A maximum of 12 credits may be approved as transfer credits if the student has graduate courses completed elsewhere. For the list of courses, please review the Plan of Study form.