Public health encompasses a wide range of careers in which professionals share the common goal of protecting human health through education, promotion of healthy lifestyles, and research in the areas of disease and injury prevention. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook 2014-2015 Edition, employment of health educators and community health workers is projected to grow 21 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations.
Designed in collaboration with the university's College of Health and Human Development, CSUN’s two-year, seven-term online Master of Public Health: Health Education program is an ideal choice for individuals seeking to enter or advance in the field. Covering the five core areas of public health and professional preparation (biostatistics; environmental health; epidemiology; health policy and management; and social and behavioral science), it also includes field training in the public sector to provide practical experience and foster the development of decision-making skills.
Program participants come from a variety of backgrounds, including the health professions and health sciences, sociology and public health administration. MPH graduates go on to work in a range of disciplines and settings, including local, state and national public health departments; health-based nonprofits; community-based organizations; clinical and patient education; health advocacy; social work; worksite health promotion; research, academia, and schools.
This program is also suited for those pursuing careers with the World Health Organization (WHO), which requires a postgraduate specialization in a health- or management-related field for its higher-grade positions.
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