Master of Public Health in Community Health Education

As policy leaders continue to recognize the cost effectiveness of preventive health measures, the demand for health educators is growing.  Passionate about working with diverse populations, health educators plan, implement and evaluate programs that prevent cancer, obesity, HIV/AIDs, diabetes and binge drinking.  If you want to help individuals develop healthy lifestyles, the Colorado School of Public Health MPH in Community Health Education at the University of Northern Colorado campus is the best place to start.

Community Health Education is designed to give students the skills necessary to change policies, environments, attitudes and behaviors that affect the health of individuals and communities. You’ll have the opportunity to complete your Practice-Based Learning experience at local organizations teaching teenagers about the effects of eating disorders or preschoolers about the importance of eating fruits and vegetables.

By focusing on prevention through effective health education programs, you can help reduce the costs of health care around the nation.  Upon completion of the program’s Council on Education for Public Health’s accredited curriculum, you’ll have the opportunity to work as administrators or practitioners in health departments, community organizations, corporations, schools and governmental organizations. Promote healthy living, prevent disease, and prepare to change the health of individuals and communities for the better. And as an accredited school, our MPH graduates are eligible to sit for the Certified in Public Health examination.

The 42 credit hour program is designed to be completed in two years, depending upon a student's course selection; taking no more than 15 credits per semester and lasting no more than 5 years.  In addition, each MPH in Community Health Education includes a practicum and master's project as part of the school's practice-based learning curriculum. Students interested in pursuing a thesis option should contact the MPH Program Coordinator, Dr. Mary Dinger.

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