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: 

  • Develop an intervention and survey based on a health theory.
  • Demonstrate skills to plan and implement appropriate health programs.
  • Explain the contribution of logic models in program development, implementation and evaluation.
  • Identify evidence-based practices to address a variety of public health problems.
  • Demonstrate skills to present effective health programs using a variety of techniques and appropriate teaching strategies.
  • Differentiate the purposes of formative, process and outcome evaluation.
  • Apply program evaluation knowledge and skill using established models.

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

Last Updated: 7/26/22