Our new master of public health features a concentration in community health and is designed to educate professionals who will support and enhance public and community health in the Central Virginia region.
Successful graduates will be prepared to take the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing Exam and become Certified Health Education Specialists.
The one-year program option (full-time) will begin in August, 2015 with projected completion in August, 2016.
- 30-36 credit hours depending on previous education
- Program completion in 12 months for a full-time student; within 6 years for a part-time student
- 4 courses in fall and spring terms plus 2 summer courses
- Curriculum based on core competencies as defined by the Association of Schools of Public Health
Students will gain:
- A mastery of theory, knowledge, and skills in areas of public and community health
- A broad foundation in all five core areas of public health: health behavior and education, health services administration, epidemiology, biostatistics and environmental health sciences
- Specialized training in health promotion and education methods, health communication, program planning and evaluation and program administration through the community health emphasis