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ABOUT OUR PROGRAM
The Northwest Ohio Consortium for Public Health (NOCPH) Master of Public Health (MPH) degree program is offered jointly by Bowling Green State University and the University of Toledo. It provides advanced study beyond the bachelor degree for persons wishing to update professional skills and obtain new professional competencies in the area of public health. The program prepares students to enhance public health locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally. Graduates will have acquired the knowledge to: become advocates for needed change; assess factors affecting health; critique and apply research findings; and develop health promotion, illness, and injury prevention programs. Graduate receive a degree awarded jointly by both universities.
NOCPH offers five majors.
Environmental & Occupational Health and Safety Science (ENVH): Students graduating with this major are prepared to address environmental and occupational health issues from scientific, regulatory, and administrative perspectives for private industry, health departments, regulatory agencies, consulting firms, and other organizations.
Health Promotion & Education (HPRO): Students graduating with this major are prepared to assist communities, organizations, and individuals in working toward a healthier society by using appropriate educational, behavioral, and social change strategies.
Public Health Administration (PHAD): Students graduating with this major are prepared to assume applicable administrative roles in government and community agencies, health care facilities, and private industry.
Public Health Epidemiology (PHEP): Students graduating with this major are prepared to study the distribution of disease in large groups or from a population-based perspective. Epidemiologists attempt to quantify the distribution and establish the determinants of health problems by describing and analyzing the biological, environmental, social, and behavioral factors affecting health, illness, and premature death. Epidemiologists often work for local, state, and federal governments, health care organizations, private industry, and institutions of higher education.
Students graduating with this major are prepared to advance knowledge regarding the role of nutrition in disease prevention and health promotion and apply this knowledge to planning, managing, delivering, and evaluating nutrition services and programs. Public Health Nutritionists integrate the knowledge, skills, and experience fundamental to all public health disciplines and apply this integrated knowledge to alleviate diet-related health problems among diverse population groups. Employment often includes health departments, federal and private food assistance programs, worksite health promotion programs, nutrition advocacy organizations, health centers, and schools.
The NOCPH MPH program requires students to complete a 45 semester credit curriculum. All students must complete 24 semester credits of core courses. Core courses are taken by all students regardless of their major. Students then take 12-15 semester credits of major-specific courses and 6-9 semester credits of advised electives. Full-time students are able to complete the program in 4 semesters. Part-time students generally take 2-3 years to complete the program.
Additional information on the program along with details on dual-major and dual-degree offerings is available in the NOCPH Student Handbook.