Lynchburg’s 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 and surrounding regions. Individuals will gain a foundation in all five area of public health: health behavior and education, health services administration, epidemiology, biostatistics, and environmental sciences.
Students will gain hands-on experience in the field through internship. Successful graduates will be prepared to take the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing Exam and become Certified Health Education Specialists.
The 12-month program option (full-time) begins in August with projected completion in August of the following year. Students also have the option to enroll part-time and complete the program in 24 months.
- 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