The curriculum for the Health Promotion and Education (HPRO) major focuses on methods for planning, implementing and evaluating educational and behavioral changes as well as programs that enhance health.
Students are prepared for positions that emphasize program planning, health promotion, health education, disease prevention and social action. Graduates work in business, voluntary, non-profit and governmental agencies at the local, county, state and federal levels.
Health Promotion and Education program graduates will have the following competencies:
- Implement, administer and evaluate health promotion and education programs.
- Demonstrate mastery of knowledge that is critical to the role of a health promotion and educational professional.
- Coordinate the provision of promotional and educational services in health.
- Assess individual and community needs.
- Apply principles of community organization, health behavior and educational processes to plan effective health promotion and education programs.
- Apply appropriate research methods.
- Act as a health promotion and education resource.
The Plan of Study outlines required courses and electives for the HPRO. A Plan of Study is filed within the first 12 semester credit hours of admission to the MPH degree. Click to see a Plan of Study for HPRO.