University of Southern California
USC Master of Public Health Program (MPH)
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About the Health Education and Promotion Concentration

Health Education and Promotion involves the use of health education and specific interventions at various levels of prevention to facilitate behavioral and environmental changes conducive to health enhancement among individuals and communities.

The program of study is designed from the following courses:
  • Biological Basis of Disease
  • Culture and Health: An International Perspective
  • Communication in Public Health
  • Detection and Control of Sexually Transmitted Infections
  • Intervention Approaches for Health Promotion & Disease Prevention
  • Organizing & Mobilizing Communities for Global Health
  • Program Evaluation & Research
  • Program Design & Evaluation
  • Public Health Leadership & Management
  • Training and Curriculum Design in Public Health

  • To learn to use health education and specific interventions to tackle public health problems
  • To use health education to facilitate behavioral and environmental changes to improve health¬†
  • To deliver programs and interventions conducive to health enhancement to individuals and communities
  • The five core courses that all MPH students complete
  • Three foundation courses in the health education and promotion track that offer the knowledge and practical skills to design and deliver effective health education programs and interventions
  • One track elective and one general elective
  • Develop community-wide education programs¬†
  • Design and implement of health education programs
  • Promote individuals and communities to efficiently use health services and adopt self-care practices¬†
  • Assist clinicians in applying public health principles in their practice
  • Develop program materials and curriculum for use in health promotion programs
  • Program Manager
  • Project Director
  • Health Education Specialist
  • Health Education Coordinator
  • Patient Education Coordinator