Curriculum for Social and Behavioral Health Area of Emphasis

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Curriculum for Social and Behavioral Health Area of Emphasis

Public Health Core (18 credits)

  • CHS 700R Research Methods for Public Health (3)
  • CHS 701 Social and Behavioral Dimensions of Health (3)
  • CHS 712 Epidemiology in Public Health (3)
  • CHS 725 Health and the Environment (3)
  • CHS 755 Health Policy and Administration (3)
  • CHS 780 Biostatistics in Public Health (3)

Required Specialization Courses (15 credits)

  • CHS 705 Theoretical Foundations of Health Promotion (3)
  • CHS 720 Health Program Planning (3)
  • CHS 721 Program Evaluation in Public Health (3)
  • CHS 747 Applied Research Methods in Public Health (3)
  • CHS 704 Grant Writing (3)

Possible Electives (6 credits)

Students may register for electives with advisor approval. It is the student’s responsibility to obtain approval and determine if pre-requisites are needed BEFORE signing up for the course.

MPH Culminating Experience (6)

At the conclusion of the Social and Behavioral Health area of emphasis, students will complete a 270 hour internship in a community organization then a final capstone course.

  • CHS 798 Field Studies in Public Health (3)
  • CHS 796 MPH Capstone (3)

Suggested Course Progression for Social and Behavioral Health Emphasis

Suggested Course Progression for Social and Behavioral Health Emphasis
SemesterCoursesCredits
Summer #1 (first term):
  • CHS 700R: Research Methods (Online) (3)
3
Year 1: Fall semester
  • CHS 712: Epidemiology in Public Health (3)
  • CHS 701: Social and Behavioral Dimensions of Health (3)
  • CHS 705: Theoretical Foundations of Health Promotion (3)
  • CHS 720: Health Program Planning (3)
12
Year 1: Spring semester
  • CHS 721: Program Evaluation in Public Health (3)
  • CHS 747: Applied Research Methods in Public Health (3)
  • CHS 780: Biostatistics in Public Health (3)
9
Summer #2:
  • CHS 798: MPH Internship (prerequisites that must be passed with a grade of B- or better prior to beginning the internship: CHS 700R, 701, 712, 705, 720, 721, 747)
3
Year 2: Fall Semester
  • CHS 755: Health Policy & Administration (3)
  • Social and Behavioral Health Elective (3)
  • CHS 704: Grant Writing (3)
9
Year 2: Spring Semester
  • CHS 725: Health and the Environment (3)
  • Social and Behavioral Health Elective (3)
  • CHS 796: MPH Capstone (3)
9