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The M.P.H. degree curriculum in biostatistics includes courses in biostatistics, computer programming, and epidemiology. A research project is required, but not a thesis.
This degree curriculum is intended to prepare graduates for a career in public health, including the collection, management, and interpretation of health-related data.2015-2016 MPH Biostatistics Catalog PDF
Program Director - Padma Uppala
The M.P.H. degree curriculum in environmental and occupational health is designed for individuals with professional practitioner career objectives in the area of environmental and occupational health. The degree helps prepare them to meet the growing employment market for environmental health specialists, industrial hygienists, geographic information system specialists, and other professions that examine human-environment interactions. Students who complete this curriculum will acquire the professional and scientific skills to perform as environmental quality control professionals in local, state, or federal government health departments/ agencies; and in private business/industry.
The program has been approved by the State of California Environmental Health Specialist Registration Committee in Sacramento, CA. Satisfactory completion of this curriculum meets, in part, the eligibility requirements to sit for the registered environmental health specialist (REHS) examination administered by the California Department of Public Health. Satisfactory performance in the examination qualifies individuals for practice as registered environmental health specialists in California and, by reciprocity, in the forty-nine remaining states. Admission into the M.P.H degree curriculum is considered for individuals with a solid science background.
Possible Jobs: Water Quality Expert, Toxicologist, County Inspector2015-2016 MPH Environmental and Occupational Health Catalog PDF
The MPH in Epidemiology program provides theoretical and practical training applicable to a variety of public health issues. Although epidemiology is a relatively young discipline, this collection of investigative methods has become an integral part of public health, as epidemiological findings permeate all fields of human health.
The efficacy and confirmed success of epidemiology promises an exciting future for those who meet the challenges of this advancing science. Two concentrations are offered by the program: Medical Epidemiology and Research Epidemiology. Each is designed to meet a particular professional need.
The Medical Epidemiology concentration is designed for those with a health professions background who wish to conduct or participate in research related to their health profession.
The Research Epidemiology concentration is designed for individuals interested in a career studying the relationship of risk factors to a variety of disease outcomes (e.g., the effect of nutrients, inactivity, stress, high blood pressure, environmental exposure, obesity, or immunologic characteristics on heart disease, cancer, osteoporosis, longevity, infectious diseases, reproductive outcome, etc.).
Possible Jobs: Epidemiologist for HIV/AIDS prevention programs, Parasitologist2015-2016 MPH Epidemiology Catalog PDF
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Program Director - Donn Gaede
The MPH degree in Global Health prepares committed professionals who are both technically competent and cross-culturally skilled in creating and facilitating sustainable health and development programs in diverse settings and populations. Utilizing an experiential, evidence-based model of learning while building on the global health competencies defined in the model developed by the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health in 2011, the program enables graduates to contribute to a better quality of life for all people—especially those who are vulnerable, underserved, marginalized, and disadvantaged. The program's extensive network of global and local faculty and organizational resources affords a broad spectrum of options for students to learn and practice the “art and science” of this exciting discipline.
The program prepares career professionals who work in the nonprofit, relief, and development sectors. Graduates of the program may qualify for positions in nongovernmental, faith-based, and community- based organizations; county, state, and national health departments; private foundations; and public health enterprises and public health practice organizations.
Graduates also find positions in government and transnational organizations, such as the World Health Organization, UNICEF, the World Bank, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); and national assistance organizations like the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Further academic training is also an option for graduates interested in teaching and research. Those with prior field experience and additional language/s proficiency (for example, French or Spanish) are generally given preference both during student admission and later, when applying for jobs.
2015-2016 MPH Global Health Catalog PDF
Program Director - Daniel Handysides
The MPH in Health Education focuses on educational, interpersonal, community, and legislative factors that promote positive health behaviors. The curriculum emphasizes interventions based on scientific data, as well as established behavioral and learning theories that promote public health through the processes of education and community organization.
Students who complete the curriculum may function as community health educators in a variety of public and private settings. They are academically prepared to:
Students select course work from each of several practice and content areas to enhance the applied portion of the curriculum. Professional practice is addressed during the laboratory and field experience portions of the curriculum. Students may develop skills while working in community agencies and in medical care, school, and work/site settings.
Graduates are eligible to sit for the Credentialing Examination in Health Education, Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) or MCHES. The examination is offered by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing.
Possible Jobs: County Health Manager, University Instructor, Health Educator2015-2016 MPH Health Education Catalog PDF
Program Director - Sherma Charlemagne-Badal
The Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) degree in health policy and leadership attracts students who have a strong desire to address the social determinants of health and the complex organizational and policy challenges characteristic of current health systems. Students are competitively trained in health organizational leadership and management, health care economics, policy analysis and development at the local, state, federal and international level, advocacy and civil engagement, strategic communications to advance policies, health care negotiations and conflict resolution, strategic planning, and integrative health policy strategies.
Our students graduate exceptionally prepared for a broad array of careers at the intersection of health, health policy, management, and public health. Our graduates secure careers in health and public health agencies at the local, state, federal, and international level, community organizations, advocacy organizations, and health care organizations including hospitals, health clinics, and medical groups.
Students have the unique advantage of being trained by respected faculty in an institution that is part of a health system with over 80 hospitals (14,153 beds) across 17 states and the District of Columbia, over 300 health facilities in the United States, and hospitals in over 21 countries on 6 continents. As part of a values-centered learning in a faith-based academic institution, our graduates are encouraged to demonstrate key values including, but not limited to, integrity, compassion, and a commitment to social justice.Possible Jobs: Graduates have a number of employment prospects with county and government organizations, in health systems, and in business and educational settings.
Program Director - Hildemar Dos Santos
In the Lifestyle Medicine Program, health professionals with relevant clinical health professional degrees are empowered to provide lifestyle change interventions and promote healthy behaviors for patients with chronic diseases or patients at risk of chronic diseases, while understanding the population determinants of wellness, health, and disease. The curriculum emphasizes interventions based on scientific data and established behavioral and learning theories that promote individual and public health through the processes of education, health behavior change, and health promotion.
The curriculum focuses on teaching public health practice classes that are needed to possess core skills in public health, in evaluating the scientific literature, and in understanding and applying the science of disease prevention in the context of mind-body interaction. More practice- oriented classes teach the scientific basis and applications of exercise prescriptions, nutrition counseling, tobacco cessation, and health behavior- change techniques.
Graduates may use their skills acquired in the program to enhance their current clinical knowledge and skills in medicine, nursing, clinical psychology, osteopathy, pharmacy, or other health professions. They are academically prepared to apply preventive methodologies to chronic diseases and risk factors; conduct individual health assessments; provide medical lifestyle counseling; properly evaluate and apply lifestyle medicine-related research findings, and lead and evaluate health promotion projects. Health professionals who are not physicians are not able to practice medicine when awarded this degree.
Possible Jobs: Health professionals with a clinical specialty2015-2016 MPH Lifestyle Medicine Catalog PDF
Program Director - Ella Haddad
The Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) degree Nutrition Program provides specialized training in community nutrition within the multidisciplinary public health programs offered by the School of Public Health (SPH). The program is designed to train professionals to assume leadership positions in assessing community nutrition needs; and in planning, directing, and evaluating the nutrition component of health promotion and disease- prevention efforts.
Public health nutritionists work in a variety of settings in government and voluntary agencies, public and private community health centers, ambulatory care clinics, schools, industries, private practice, and specialized community health projects. They function as directors and administrators of nutrition programs, nutrition care providers, advocates, educators, counselors, consultants, and researchers.
Nutrition with coordinated program in Dietetics
The Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) degree curriculum in nutrition and dietetics enables students to meet the didactic and supervised practice requirements for registration eligibility in dietetics. The purpose of registration is to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public by encouraging high standards of performance by persons practicing in nutrition and dietetics.
Students in the M.P.H. or Dr.P.H. degree curricula may establish eligibility to write the registration examination to become a registered dietitian (RD) by completing this program. The program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND).
2015-2016 MPH Nutrition and Dietetics Catalog PDF
Program Director - Manjit "Mike" Randhawa
The Population Medicine Program is designed to meet the needs of practicing health professionals who have experience in direct patient care and wish to augment their current careers with additional information and skills in population management. The students will be competent to analyze the health of a patient population and understand the social, environmental and biological determinants of health in that population.
Individuals who may benefit from this program are practicing health professionals, such as physicians, dentists, pharmacists, nurses, social workers, physical therapists, and psychologists, and students who are currently enrolled in clinical practice-related doctoral degrees (e.g., M.D., D.O., D.D.S., Pharm.D.). This degree will provide clinicians with cutting edge knowledge and a skillset to integrate population-based healthcare approaches into their everyday clinical practice.
Possible Jobs: Biostatistician, Research Analyst, Researcher
2015-2016 MPH Population Medicine Catalog PDF