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MPH - Global Health + Community Health Education

University of Northern Colorado - Greeley, CO*

*​evening classes available for working professionals ​
With today's increased focus on promoting healthy behavior among individuals and communities, the need for highly qualified community health educators is on the rise. The Master of Public Health in Global Health and Community Health Education is designed to meet this need by giving you the skills necessary to plan, implement and evaluate programs and interventions that affect the health and well-being of underserved populations, locally and internationally. 

By combining theory-based knowledge of health promotion, communication and behavior change with hands-on, practice-based learning experiences, this 45 credit hour program will prepare you to understand and critically evaluate the magnitude and likely causes of health-related conditions in local and global communities. Upon successful completion of the program, you will be able to partner with non-profit institutions, governmental agencies and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to embed yourself within existing health systems around the world to help educate and advise local health professionals.


MPH - Global Health + Community Health Education Curriculum Checksheet

​Concentration Requirements 

Required Public Health Prerequisites
​​CH 509 / CHBH 5090 ​Behavior Change Theories ​Fall ​3 credits
​​CH 550 / CHBH 5500 ​Environmental Health ​Spring ​3 credits
​​CH 612 / CHBH 6120 ​​Statistical Applications in Public Health ​Spring  ​3 credits
​​CH 620 / CHBH 6200 ​​Epidemiology ​Fall ​3 credits
​​CH 635 / CHBH 6350 ​​Policy, Advocacy, Leadership & Management Fall ​3 credits
​PUBH 6600 ​Foundations in Public Health ​Fall, Spring, Summer ​2 credits
​Community Health Education Courses ​ ​ ​
​CH 530 / CHBH 5300 ​Strategies for Community Health Promotion ​Spring ​3 credits
​CH 535 / CHBH 5350 ​Effective Community Health Engagement ​Fall ​3 credits
​CH 610 / CHBH 6100 ​Program Planning & Evaluation ​Fall ​3 credits
​CH 615 / CHBH 6150 
HRS 610 / HRSS 6100
​Methods in Public Health Research & Evaluation
Interpreting & Evaluating Behavioral Research


3 credits
​SRM 600 / SRMS 6000
Introduction to Graduate Research

​​Global Public Health Courses
​Community Health Oriented Courses ​(3 - 5 credits)
CBHS 6622 Qualitative Research Methods ​Fall ​3 credits
​CBHS 6623 ​Nut​rition in the Global Community ​Fall ​2 credits
​CBHS 6628 ​Tech-based Health Promotion ​Fall ​3 credits
​CBHS 6629 ​Health & Human Rights ​Spring ​3 credits
Global Health Required Courses
CBHS 6619 Public Health in the Global Community ​Spring, Summer ​3 credits
EHOH 6623 Geographic Perspectives on Global Health ​Summer ​1 credit
​Global Health Elective Courses
​Electives chosen from approved course list​​ ​3 - 5 credits
​​CH 693 / CHBH 6930 ​​Practicum   ​Fall, Spring ​2 credits
​​​CH 686 / CHBH 6860 ​Masters Project ​Fall, Spring ​2 credits
​Total Program Credits ​ ​ ​45 credits

​Concentration Competencies

​Identifier  MPH Community Health Education (CN) Competencies
CH-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.

​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.

​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.
​Identifier ​MPH Global Health Plus Concentration (CN) Competencies
​CN-GLH 1 ​Describe and analyze the determinants and the globalization of health as well as the health status of a given jurisdiction using credible data sources.
​​CN-GLH 2 Describe contemporary and historic global health issues, programs, best practices, and players.​
​​CN-GLH 3 Apply critical thinking to the political, economic and ethical issues in global health.​
​​CN-GLH 4 ​Identify and recommend public health field methods in the global arena and their correct application.

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