MPH, Concentration in Health Behavior and Health Education

Overview

The MPH with a concentration in Health Behavior and Health Education provides students with in-depth training in health behavior and health education program planning, implementation, management, and evaluation. Didactics and preceptorship experiences are designed to develop students’ abilities to select and apply appropriate and culturally- responsive behavioral and social change strategies to enhance health within communities and at-risk populations.

This program is supported by the Department of Health Behavior and Health Education.

Completion of all course requirements, including the two final projects (preceptorship and culminating experience), ensures that graduates have attained the MPH core competencies and the MPH with a concentration in Health Behavior and Health Education competencies:

MPH Core Competencies
MPH Health Behavior and Health Education Program Competencies

View Information and Application Requirements for the MPH Program

Biology Competency Requirement: Students are required to pass all 3 exams or successfully complete the courses prior to or within the first semester of coursework. Courses do NOT count toward the minimum 42 credit hours for the MPH degree. View more information on Public Health Biology Competency exam.

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Recommended Course Schedule for MPH Concentration in
Health Behavior and Health Education (HBHE)
Full-Time Enrollment Guide for Students Starting Fall Semester

Fall Year 1

HBHE 5104:  Health Behavior and Health Education (3)
COPH 5003:  Introduction to Public Health (3)
COPH 5105:  Introduction to Research Methods (3)

Spring Year 1

HBHE 5225:  Theories of Health Behavior and Health Education (3)
BIOS 5013:  Biostatistics I (3)
COPH 5421:  Rural & Global Health Evaluation and Impact Assessment (3)

Summer Year 1

HPMT 5103:  The Health Care System (3)
EPID 5112:  Epidemiology I (3)

Fall Year 2

HBHE 5733:  Stress and Health (3)
ENVH 5102:  Environmental and Occupational Health (3)
COPH 5989:  Applied Practice Experience (3)

Spring Year 2

HBHE 5240:  Tobacco Prevention and Control (3)
HBHE 5214:  Advanced Concepts of Human Sexuality (3)
COPH 5991:  Integrative Learning Experience Seminar (1)
COPH 5992:  Integrative Learning Experience Project (2)

HBHE Selective Courses Planned to be Offered in the Fall:

HBHE 5230:  Drugs and Society
HBHE 5733:  Stress and Health

HBHE Selective Courses Planned to be Offered in the Spring:

HBHE 5214:  Advanced Concepts of Human Sexuality
HBHE 5240:  Tobacco Prevention and Control
HBHE 5241:  Community Organizing for Health


For More Information

Kristy Caldwell, DrPH, MPH
Office of Student Services
4301 West Markham, Mail Slot #820
Little Rock, AR 72205
Phone: (501) 526-6605
Email: JonesKristyK@uams.edu