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Draft 2021-2022 Catalog

Public Health, Behavioral Health Concentration, MPH


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The MPH Behavioral Health concentration is focused on prepare graduates to address behavioral health issues in local and global communities within a public health framework, using evidence-based, theory-informed, integrated and holistic, social justice approaches. The concentration educates and trains students in behavioral health, health promotion, and integrated service delivery for vulnerable populations. Students in this concentration also will be prepared and eligible to take the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam, which is a nationally recognized credential for leaders and practitioners of health education and promotion.

Program Learning Outcomes


  • Health Education Planning: Plan a health education training, curriculum, or workshop including stakeholder identification, resource planning and timeline, volunteer recruitment and marketing, strategy selection, and monitoring process.
  • Health Education and Promotion: Effectively deliver evidence-based health education and behavior change intervention skills such as motivational interviewing, health coaching, peer education, mindfulness, or social media messages to individuals or groups
  • Biopsychosocial-based Prevention: Analyze the impact of chronic conditions and propose strategies to address prevention and management across all levels of the Socioecological Model.
  • Integrated Systems of Care: Formulate strategies for mental health and substance abuse prevention and treatment in community settings.
  • Applied Research Methods: Develop a data collection and analysis plan including measures and methods for research on behavioral health.
  • Professionalism: Create a professional development plan that outlines goals and strategies for becoming a highly skilled health education specialist and leader in health promotion.

Major Requirements (45 units)


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