Health promotion is creating and implementing social and physical environments that enable individuals and communities, not only to prevent disease and to have access to health care, but also to improve their quality of life, and increase quantity of life.
Health promoters and educators are in high demand in the 21st century. The heavy burden of lifestyle-related diseases or chronic diseases can be overcome only if health care providers work together with health educators and promoters. The MPH with an emphasis in health promotion is committed to preparing those agents of change.
In addition to the professional competencies of an MPH graduate, those in the area of Health Promotion will have skills to do the following:
The unique prerequisite for the MPH with emphasis in Health Promotion is to have undergraduate studies in Human Anatomy and Physiology (3 semester hours). It is possible to be accepted into the program provisionally if the student does not meet this prerequisite. In such a case, the student agrees to complete it before 50% of coursework has been completed.