As a partner institution in the fully accredited Colorado School of Public Health, the University of Northern Colorado offers an MPH in Community Health Education and a Certificate in Public Health Sciences. This program prepares students to work effectively with diverse communities to identify needs and strengths, as well as develop healthy individuals and communities. The Colorado School of Public Health, collaboratively formed by the University of Colorado Denver, Colorado State University and the University of Northern Colorado, is the first and only school of public health in the Rocky Mountain Region. Combining transferable courses, faculty and resources, the collaborative school allows students to access specializations, research and service centers located at the three universities.

CSPH Mission

The mission of the Colorado School of Public Health is to promote the physical, mental, social and environmental health of people and communities in the Rocky Mountain Region and globally. The mission will be accomplished through collaborations in education, population-based research, and community service that bring together institutions, agencies and diverse populations.


  • Dani Brittain, Assistant Professor of Community Health, receives an award, for her proposal entitled Correlates of Physical Activity in a National Sample of Sexual Minority College Students, to support her research, scholarship and grant-writing through the Summer Support Initiative program funded by UNC's Office of Research and Office of Sponsored Programs.