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MPH - Leadership & Public Health Practice

ColoradoSPH Online Program


​At the Colorado School of Public Health we believe that working professionals need flexibility to advance their career, and that geography shouldn't be a barrier to earning an accredited, graduate education in public health. Since 2015, we have offered the innovative, distance education program: the online Master of Public Health (MPH) in Leadership and Public Health Practice (LPH). We invite you to earn your degree in a flexible, student-focused format from an established and accredited school of public health. LPH students will have the option to pursue all core MPH and concentration elective courses online, with both synchronous and asynchronous coursework included in the program. 

Since its inception, LPH students have been attracted to program competencies that offer an education to take the next step in their public health careers. While not a requirement for admission, applicants should have professional experience commensurate with this leadership concentration and write to those career goals in their admissions essays. Program faculty expect students to explain why they are a good fit for the program and how the program will help them achieve their career goals.  In doing so, students are encouraged to identify features of the LPH program that go beyond it being the sole online MPH offered at CU.

Program Curriculum Effective Fall 2019

MPH-Leadership and Public Health Practice Curriculum Checksheet

Course #​ Course ​R​equirement​ Cre​dit Hours

Core MPH Co​urses (offered online)- 21 credits

PUBH 6600 Foundations in Public Health
Offered Spring, Summer, and Fall

2

BIOS 6601 Applied Biostatistics
Offered Summer and Fall

3

EPID 6630​
​Epidemiology
Offered Online Fall 2019 and Spring 2021
​3
EHOH 6614​ ​Occupational and Environmental Health
Offered Spring
3​
​CBH​S 6610 ​Social and Behavioral Factors in Health
Offered Summer
​3
​HSMP 6601 ​Health Systems Management and Policy
Offered Fall
​3
​PUBH 6606

​MPH Practicum

Offered Spring, Summer, and Fall

​2
​CBHS 6990

​MPH Capstone Preparation

Offered Spring, Summer, and Fall

​1
​PUBH 6991

​MPH Capstone Integration

Offered Spring, Summer, and Fall

​1
Concentration Course Requirements - 12 credits
​CBHS 6640


Leadership in Public Health Practice
Offered Fall

​3
​HSMP 6640

​Leadership in Public Health Practice Part 2

Offered Spring

​3
​CBHS 6612 ​Methods in Research and Evaluation
Offered Spring
​3
​HSMP 6634
​Management, Budgeting, and Public Health Administration
Offered Fall
​3
Concentration Electives​* - 9 Credits
PBHC 5400

One Health (intersects people, places, and the environment)**
Offered Fall (CSU)
3​
GERO 5600 Community Resources for the Elderly
Offered Fall (UNC)
3​
GERO 6400 Health Aspects of Aging
Offered Fall (UNC)
3​
GERO 6250 Psychosocial Community Resources for the Elderly
Offered Spring (UNC)
3​
​GERO 6350
​Social Policies of Aging
Offered Spring (UNC)
​3
​CHBH 5250
​Contemporary Issues in School Health
Offered Fall  (UNC)
​3
​BIOS 6603

​Statistica Computing - SAS
Offered Summer and Fall

​1
​BIOS 6685 ​Introduction to Public Health Informatics
Offered Fall
​3
​CBHS 6619
​Public Health in the Global Community
Offered Summer
​3
​CBHS 6620 ​Survey Research
Offered Spring
​2
​CBHS 6632

​Public Health in Caribbean/Latin America

Offered Fall

​3
​EHOH 6622

​Public Health Emergency Preparedness

Offered Summer and Fall

​3

 

​EHOH 6623

​Geographic Perspective on Global Health

Offered Spring

​1
​EHOH 6629

​Intro to Occupational Safety and Ergonomics

Offered Spring

​2
​EHOH 6633

​International Travel and Health
Offered Spring
​1
​EHOH 6634

​Spectrums of Professions Worker Health

Offered Fall

​1
​EHOH 6638

​Communication Skills for Public Health Impact

Offered Spring

​3
​EHOH 6639

​Occupational Health Psychology

Offered Fall

​3
​EHOH 6641

​Critical Policies in Global Health Engagement

Offered Summer

​3
​EPID 6640

​Investigation of Disease Outbreaks

Offered Summer

​2
​​Total Program​ ​42
*Choose 9 credits for your electives from any of the following online classes; you may also have the option of taking any in-person course from the ColoradoSPH course catalog.
**Course is not currently available online​ 
Suggested Course Plan
 

Although students do not have to follow the suggested course plan, concentration-specific courses, including the leadership courses, should be taken in the suggested order whenever possible.

 
Fall Year 1​ Spring Year 1​ ​Summer Year 1/2 Fall Year 2 Spring​ Year 2

PUBH 6600 

 (2 credits)

​EPID 6630

(3 credits)

PUBH 6606​Practicum

(2 credits)

CBHS 6990 Capstone Preparation

(1 credit)

PUBH 6991 Capstone Integration

(1 credits)

BIOS6601                

(3 credits)

​EHOH 6​614

(3 credits)

CBHS 6610

(3 credits)​

HSMP 6634

(3 credits)

 Elective

(3 credits)

HSMP 6601

(3 credits)

​CBHS 6612

(3 credits)

Elective

(3 credits)

Elective

(3 credits)

 

CBHS 6640 

 (3 credits)

​HSMP 6640 

(3 credits)

 

 

 

Total
credits: 11
​Total
credits: 12
​Total
c​redits: 8
​Total
credits: 7
​Total
credits: 4

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Concentration Competencies
Identifier Concentration Competency (CN)
MPH-LPHP 1

Interpret and develop an implementation plan for public health laws, regulations and policies.

MPH-LPHP 2 Articulate a personal development plan, including an achievable mission, set of core values and vision and use these to guide personal and professional action.
MPH-LPHP 3

Identify issues, internal and external to an organization that may impact delivery of essential public health services.

MPH-LPHP 4

Facilitate collaborative decision-making by listening to others in an unbiased manner, respecting points of view of others and promoting the expression of diverse opinions and perspectives.

MPH-LPHP 5

Develop mechanisms to monitor and evaluate programs for their effectiveness and quality.

​MPH-LPHP 6

​Apply the principles of program planning, development, implementation, budgeting, management and evaluation to organizational or community initiatives.

​MPH-LPHP 7

​Create a feasible and theoretically-grounded issue action plan to solve or alleviate a public health concern defined by community stakeholders.

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