MPH in Health Promotion

Program Overview

Core Competencies


Information Session

The M.P.H. in Health Promotion program is an interdisciplinary course of study providing students with specialized training in public health promotion and interventions. Through coursework and community-based experiences, students learn to address factors in the broader social, economic, policy and built environments to improve the health of populations. Students build practice and research skills for population-level interventions, including program development, implementation and evaluation. Students also can focus on health across the lifespan. Graduates of the program will be able to effectively recognize and assess health disparities, communicate health information, promote health equity and mobilize resources for social change.

Students graduating from this track will be able to:

  • Apply theory in the development, implementation, and evaluation of health promotion interventions, programs, and policies.
  • Develop interventions and programs to effect change at multiple levels, including individual, community, organization, and policy.
  • Design and implement strategies to promote health.
  • Solicit and integrate input from community and organization stakeholders.
  • Design and deliver health communication messages.
  • Evaluate and interpret results from program evaluations and other research.
  • Define health problems, frame hypotheses, design research procedures, and outline methods of analysis.
  • Apply ethical principles that govern the practice of public health promotion.
  • Demonstrate cultural competency in health promotion among all social and cultural communities.

Program Coordinator – Andrew Wyman

Program Director – Lynne Messer, PhD

The next information session will be held in Spring Term.
This session will be to learn about the program and ask questions of the current director.