Twenty-four credits which must include:
Core (16 cr): IPH-270, 331 and 430; MTH-116
Two courses from: COM-243, ENV-105, PHL-229, POL-141 and SOC-234
Other elective courses as approved by the program coordinator
A four-credit practicum experience in a public health setting is strongly encouraged.
- PBH*385.Public Health Practicum1-8Requires instructor permission.
- PBH*399.Public Health Independent Study1-4Requires instructor permission.
- IPH270.Community Health4PermissionA direct application class which provides hands-on experience gathering, entering, analyzing and interpreting actual health data. Students spend two weeks conducting Heart Fairs in eight local school districts with sixth-grade children. During the Heart Fairs, the children are educated and assessed on various heart disease risk factors. Course fee.
- IPH*331.Health Promotion4Provides critical information for planning, implementing, and evaluating health promotion programs in the workplace, schools, community or health care setting.
- IPH*430.Epidemiology4BIO-121 and Junior Standing, or PermissionPresents concepts, principles and methods generally used in the surveillance and investigation of heath-related events.
- MTH116.Elementary Statistics4Introduction to modern elementary statistics and applications. Focuses on statistical reasoning and data analysis. Includes statistical design of experiments, estimation, hypothesis testing, regression, correlation and other selected topics.
- COM*243.Health Communication4Examines communication practices in health care relationships and organizations. Topics include effective provider-patient interaction, communication relationships in health organizations, rhetorical and media strategies for managing health issues, and the uses of new communication technologies to promote health and manage health information.
- ENV105.Intro to Environmental Studies4Examination of humans and their relationship to the natural environment. Explores current status of environmental problems, controversies and solutions. Laboratory. Course fee.
- PHL229.Ethics and Medicine4Exploration of nature of moral values, moral judgments and ethical decisions. Analysis of selected issues in medicine and other health fields. Test cases used for practice in decision-making. Especially pertinent for those planning careers in health professions, but designed for all interested students.
- POL141.Intro to Public Mgt & Policy Analysis4Study of leadership and administration in public organization, including relationship between bureaucracy and the executive, judicial and legislative branches; development of organizational theory; policy-making and implementation process; bureaucratic ethics; and reconciliation of democracy and bureaucracy. Recommended for those considering careers in public service or jobs affected by public policy. (APP)
- SOA*234.Aging and Health Institutions4SOA-101Examine key concepts, main theories and important substantive issues related to aging and health institutions from a sociological perspective. Among the central issues explored are gender and racial differences in aging, ethnic minorities and institutions connected to aging and public policy.