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Department of Environmental Health

Division of Public Health Sciences

Master of Public Health - Health Education & Promotion Concentration

The Health Education concentration prepares students for health education positions within public health agencies, voluntary health agencies, business and industry, and healthcare associated organizations. Graduates of the program are eligible to sit for the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam offered by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC). The University of Cincinnati MPH program is a highly competitive graduate degree program accepting candidates who demonstrate the capacity and motivation to develop Health Education programs and take leadership within organizations promoting the public’s health. The faculty members are well known at local, state, national, and international levels and are well prepared to provide students with the knowledge and skills to function as effective health education professionals.

Students enrolled in the health education concentration will complete 18 semester hours in the core MPH courses, a minimum of 18 semester hours of study in approved HE concentration courses, and a minimum of 9 semester hours in the practicum and capstone phase of study. The student can pick up any other electives offered in the department or outside in consultation with his/her Concentration Director or the MPH Program Director. The concentration director or MPH Program Director will review each students program of study and approve concentration course work.

Curriculum Guide

Students concentrating in the MPH health education & promotion concentration will expand on the below listed competencies:

  1. Assess individual and community needs for health education.
  2. Plan health education strategies, interventions and programs.
  3. Implement health education strategies, interventions and programs.
  4. Conduct evaluation and research related to health education.
  5. Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs.
  6. Serve as a health education resource person.
  7. Communicate and advocate for health and health education.