Master of Public Health Program

MPH Majors
Health Promotion and Education (HPRO)

The curriculum for the Health Promotion and Education (HPRO) 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.               

Health Promotion and Education major graduates will have the following competencies: 

  • Identify common theories and models from social and behavioral disciplines that are used in public health research and practice.
  • Describe processes for the planning, implementation and evaluation of health promotion programs and interventions.
  • Explain the contribution of logic models in program development, implementation and evaluation.
  • Identify evidence-based practices to address a variety of public health problems.
  • Describe the importance of alignment goals, measurable objectives, related activities and expected outcomes for health promotion programs.
  • Develop strategies to organize community members to advocate for change which impacts health.
  • Differentiate the purposes of formative, process and outcome evaluation.
  • Explain how the findings of a program evaluation can be used. 

The Plan of Study outlines required courses and electives for the HPRO. A Plan of Study is filed within the first 12 semester credit hours of admission to the MPH degree.                  
Click to see a Plan of Study for HPRO.

Last Updated: 7/12/18