Health Sciences

College of Allied Health

Course Requirements

The Master of Public Health program requires completion of 47 units consisting of 24 units from core courses and 8 units from capstone courses. 

Students must also complete all of the requirements in one of the following concentrations: Food, Nutrition and Health, Health Policy and Administration, or Physical Activity.

Core Requirements (24 units)

Complete the following courses:

HSC 502 Environmental and Occupational Health
HSC 516 Public Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
HSC 522 Social and Behavioral Sciences Applied to Health
HSC 530 United States Health Care Policy
HSC 540 Principles and Methods of Epidemiology
HSC 560 Public Health Program Planning and Evaluation
INH 500 Outbreak and Emergency Preparation and Response
STA 544 Biostatistics in Public Health

Capstone Courses (8 units)

Complete 8 units from the following:

HSC 590 Research Methods
HSC 595 Public Health Practicum
HSC 599 Public Health Capstone Project

Concentrations

Students must also complete all of the requirements in one of the following concentrations:

Food, Nutrition, and Health

NFS 501 Graduate Nutrition Seminar
NFS 505 Principles of Human Nutrition
NFS 510 Assessment of Nutritional Status
NFS 515 Nutrition Epidemiology
NFS 520 Food and Nutrition Policy
NFS 525 International Nutrition

Health Policy and Administration

HSC 521 Poverty, Inequality and Policy
HSC 535 Health Economics
HSC 539 Health Care Management Strategy
HSC 552 Health Law and Ethics
HSC 565 Financial Management in Public, Health, and Not-for-Profit Organizations

Physical Activity

KIN 536 Clinical Exercise Physiology
KIN 554 Behavioral Aspects of Physical Activity
KIN 556 Movement Interventions for Chronic Disease
KIN 576 Clinical Exercise Testing and Prescription
KIN 577 Community Based Physical Activity Interventions