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

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

Questions and Answers about
Health Education and Promotion Track

Why study health education and promotion?
  • 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
What kinds of course work will be involved?
  • 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
What types of work will students be able to do after graduating?
  • 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
What are some job titles that graduates can seek in this field?
  • Program Manager
  • Project Director
  • Health Education Specialist
  • Health Education Coordinator
  • Patient Education Coordinator

Thomas Valente, Ph.D.



It has helped me to integrate mental and physical health outcomes and apply it to my clients.

--Sierra Frazier, Class of 2016

Master of Public Health Program
Keck School of Medicine
University of Southern California

The USC Master of Public Health Program received full accreditation from
the Council on Education in Public Health (CEPH) on June 2, 2003
and re-accreditation on June 2008.
More information regarding MPH Program Accreditation...

USC Master of Public Health Program
Institute for Prevention Research
Keck School of Medicine
Soto Street Building
2001 N Soto Street,
Suite 201-D
Los Angeles, CA 90032-3628

Campus Mail:
USC MPH Program
SSB 201-D, MC 9234

Phone: 323.442.7257
Fax: 323.442.8297