DrPH HEALTH EDUCATION (Offered via 2 modalities: on campus and online)
Who should enroll
People continuing or interested in advancing to leadership roles in departments of public health in local, state, national, or international settings; in university and other academic settings; and in the field of public health research and consultation. This program is designed for applicants with minimal or no experience, as well as applicants with two years or more experience (teaching, research, publications, etc,). If the applicants meet the later criteria, they will be recommended for acceptance into the DrPH Health Education both on-campus and online.
Upon completion of the DrPH degree program in health education, the graduate should be able to:
- Conduct health education research and evaluation utilizing basic statistical concepts.
- Generate health-related educational training/curricular materials and conduct professional seminars and training programs.
- Promote and assist in the development of grant writing proposals and applications for community based health education research.
- Creatively apply theoretical concepts and models to educational program design in the development of health education interventions.
- Demonstrate educational leadership skills, policy development, and strategic planning for organizations and agencies.
- Write and submit manuscripts to professional journals for publication.
Educational Effectiveness Indicators
- Comprehensive examination
- Qualifying examination
- Advancement to candidacy
- Dissertation defense
- Publishable research paper
- Professional portfolio review
- Exit interview/survey
PREREQUISITE (to be taken before acceptance in to the program)
- Anatomy and physiology
- Social science (two courses, which may include psychology, sociology or cultural anthropology)
- Quantitative proficiency
- Graduate Records Examination (GRE) or equivalent
- Master’s or doctoral degree in appropriate field
- Post-master’s degree work experience, preferred.
- GPA 3.2>
LENGTH OF PROGRAM
3-5 years approximately
(May be taken during first two quarters in addition to units required for degree; advanced standing from previous MPH degrees will be considered.) Corequisites are not included in the units required for the degree.
- ENVH 509 Principles of Environmental Health (3)
- EPDM 509 Principles of Epidemiology I (3)
- GLBH 524 Cultural Competence and Health Disparities (2)
- HADM 509 Principles of Health Policy and Management (3)
- HPRO 509 Principles of Health Behavior (3)
- HPRO 695 Community Practicum (2)
- NUTR 509 Public Health Nutrition and Biology (3)
- PHCJ 605 Overview of Public Health (1)
- STAT 509 General Statistics (or equivalent) (4)
Health education (28 units)
- HPRO 538 Health Education Program Development and Evaluation(3)
- HPRO 543 Writing for Health Professionals (3)
- HPRO 588 Health Behavior Theory and Research (4)
- HPRO 608 Advanced Seminar in Health Education (2, 2, 2)
- HPRO Approved HPRO Electives (12)
Administration and leadership (12 units)
- HADM Courses Chosen in consultation with advisor (9)
- HPRO 535 Health Education Administration and Leadership (3)
Public health (3 units)
- EPDM Advanced epidemiology course, chosen in consultation with advisor (3)
Research and evaluation (25 units)
- HPRO 544 Health Education Evaluation and Measurement (3)
- HPRO 685 Preliminary Research Experience (2)
- HPRO 694 Research (6)
- PHCJ 534 Research Methods (taken after STAT 509 or equivalent) (2,2)
- PHCJ 604 Research Seminar (taken after PHCJ 534) (2)
- STAT 514 Intermediate Statistics for Health-Science Data (taken after STAT 549) (3)
- STAT 549 Analytical Applications of SPSS(taken after STAT 509) (2)
- STAT 568 Data Analysis (taken after STAT 514) (3)
Dissertation (12 units)
Cognates (9 units)
Religion (9 units)
- Religion course, chosen from RELE (3), RELR (3), RELT (3) (9)
TOTAL UNITS 98
Contact Information - Department of Health Promotion & Education
Phone: (909) 558-4741