Master of Public Health: Community Health Education Specialization
A community can be a few city blocks or an entire state, a workplace or a university, a community center or a place of worship, a preschool or an assisted living facility. In each case, the community is strengthened by better health through exercise and nutrition, disease prevention and management, and a clean environment. As a community health educator, you’re a resource for the development, implementation and evaluation of health programs to improve public health for all. Consider this specialization if:
- You enjoy being a resource to others
- You can spearhead a project from idea to reality to evaluating the results
- You thrive on seeing firsthand the results of your efforts
- You desire to apply models and theories to health behavior
- You enjoy implementing effective health marketing and communication
- You are energized by contact with individuals and families
By focusing on a specialized area of interest, you can increase your marketability within that area. The Community Education Specialization is one of two specializations in Concordia University Nebraska’s online Master of Public Health program. You’ll gain a grassroots perspective of public health through an interdisciplinary program of community health, program evaluation, marketing and ethics.
Students must take 584 and 585 and then choose two additional electives for a total of 12 credit hours.
- MPH 560: Public Health Ethics (3 credits)
- MPH 583: Global Health (elective) (3 credits)
- MPH 584: Community Health (3 credits)
- MPH 585: Programming and Evaluation in Public Health (3 credits)
- MPH 588: Marketing Public Health (3 credits)
According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, health educators can expect to see faster than average job growth.1 Learn more about the Community Health Education specialization in Concordia’s MPH program. Request more information or call us at 877-497-5848 to speak to an advisor.
1 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, Health Educators, accessed 2/9/2011, http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos063.htm