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Master of Public Health

Community Health Education 


 

 University of Northern Colorado - Program Overview

 

Campus | University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO

As policy leaders continue to recognize the cost effectiveness of preventive health measures, the demand for community health education professionals is growing. Passionate about working with diverse populations, community health education professionals plan, implement and evaluate programs that improve the health of individuals and communities. If you want to help develop healthier communities, the Colorado School of Public Health MPH in Community Health Education at the University of Northern Colorado campus is the best place to start.

Community Health Education is designed to give students the skills necessary to change policies, environments, attitudes and behaviors that affect the health of individuals and communities. You will have the opportunity to complete your Practice-Based Learning experience at local organizations that are working to address the needs of their communities.

By focusing on prevention through effective health education programs, you can help reduce the costs of health care around the nation. Upon completion of the program, you will have the opportunity to work as an administrator or practitioner in health departments, community organizations, corporations, schools and governmental organizations. You will learn how to promote healthy living, prevent disease, and prepare to change the health of individuals and communities for the better.

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Concentration Requirements - Community Health Education

Required MPH Core Courses (17 credits)

CH 612/CHBH 6120
Statistical Applications in Public Health
3 credits
CH 620/CHBH6200
Epidemiology
3 credits
CH 550/CHBH 5500
Environmental Health
3 credits
CH 509/ CHBH 5090
Behavior Change Theories
3 credits
CH 635/CHBH 6350
Health Systems & Management
3 credits
PUBH 6600
Foundations in Public Health
2 credits


Required Concentration Courses (12 credits)

CH 530/CHBH 5300
Strategies for Community Health Promotion
3 credits
CH 535/CHBH 5350
Effective Community Health Engagement
3 credits
CH 610/CHBH 6100
Program Planning & Evaluation
3 credits
CH 615/CHBH 6150
Methods in Public Health Research & Evaluation
3 credits
HRS 610/HRSS 6100
Interpretation & Evaluation of Behavioral Research
3 credits
        OR
SRM 600/SRMS 6000
Introduction to Graduate Research
3 credits


Electives (9 credits)

Practice Based Learning (4 credits)

CH 693/CHBH 6930
Practicum
2 credits
CH 693/CHBH 6860
Capstone Project
2 credits


TOTAL
42 credits
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 Concentration Competencies

 

Identifier

MPH Community Health Education Concentration (CN) Competencies

CN-CHE 1

Conduct needs assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation for community-based public health education/promotion programs, policies and interventions.

CN-CHE 2​

Identify and apply evidence-based principles and scientific knowledge to critical evaluation and decision-making in public health.

CN-CHE 3

Identify and apply individual, group and community-level theories, models, concepts and best practices to public health practice and problem solving.

CN-CHE 4

Identify, assess and address unique characteristics that affect public health within and among communities.

CN-CHE 5

Work collaboratively to develop, adapt and utilize appropriate methods for interacting professionally and effectively with people from diverse cultural, socioeconomic, educational, racial, ethnic, age, gender, sexual orientation, faith community and professional backgrounds.

CN-CHE 6

Develop public health education/promotion programs and strategies responsive to the cultural values, beliefs and traditions of diverse communities being served.

CN-CHE 7

Demonstrate the teamwork, leadership, communication, social and interpersonal skills necessary to collaborate effectively with agencies, coalitions and networks in communities in defining and addressing public health issues.

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