Graduate Studies: Health Promotion and Behavior

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Health promotion and disease prevention are key concepts in public health and provide the foundation for community participation as well as health behavior change. The Health Promotion and Behavior track draws from a variety of disciplines, including psychology, sociology, anthropology, communications, and ethics.

HEALTH PROMOTION & BEHAVIOR CONCENTRATION, 18 credit hours

COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED OR ELECTIVE
PH 7016 Introduction to Health Promotion 3 Required
PH 7022 Health Behavior Theory for Public Health Research 3 Required
PH 7521 Evaluation Research 3 Required
Nine (9) hours of electives are required. The following electives are pre-approved HPB electives. This list is not exhaustive, as other electives can be approved by the Division Director:

  • PH 7014 Epidemiology of STDs and HIV
  • PH 7020 Principles of Tobacco Control
  • PH 7025 Health Disparities
  • PH 7027 Fundamentals of Biostatistics II
  • PH 7035 Topics in Public Health & Reproductive Health
  • PH 7170 Public Health Policy
  • PH 7265 Epidemiology and the Prevention of Violence
  • PH 7275 Chronic Disease Epidemiology
  • PH 7300 Urban Health
  • PH 7340 Built Environment and Health
  • PH 7365 Epidemiology of Adolescent and Young Adult Health Risk Behaviors
  • PH 7522 Qualitative Research
  • PH 7525 Statistical Computing
  • PH 7535 Dissemination and Implementation Science
  • PH 7555 Disabilities and Public Health
  • PH 7565 Disability Policy
  • PH 7570 Childhood Obesity Prevention
  • PH 7600 Global Health
  • PH 8285 Social Determinants of Health
  • EPRS 8540 Quantitative Methods and Analysis in Education II
  • PSYC 8420 Psychology Research Statistics II
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HEALTH PROMOTION & BEHAVIOR CONCENTRATION (PhD)

COURSE NUMBER/TITLE TOTAL CREDIT HOURS
Required Concentration Courses:

  • PH 7535 Dissemination and Implementation Science
  • PH 9130 Intervention and Evaluation of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
  • PH 9095 Measurement and Outcomes in Social and Behavioral Health
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Advanced Research Methods and Statistics Courses:
Select at least 4 pre-approved courses in consultation with the Faculty Advisor.

  • PH 9731 Epidemiologic Methods III
  • PH 9741 Advanced Topics in Epidemiologic Methods
  • PH 8830 Advanced Statistical Topics
  • PH 8885 Fundamentals of Clinical Trials
  • PH 8890 Special Topics in Biostatistics
  • EPRS 8540 Quantitative Methods and Analysis in Education II
  • EPRS 8550 Quantitative Methods and Analysis in Education III
  • EPRS 8830 Survey Research, Sampling Principles and Questionnaire Design
  • EPRS 8840 Meta-Analysis
  • EPRS 9560 Structural Equation Modeling
  • PSYC 8420 Psychological Research Statistics II
  • PSYC 8430 Psychological Research Statistics III
  • STAT 8440 Survival Analysis

Other appropriate research methods/statistics courses may be approved by the Faculty Advisor on the Doctoral Program of Study form.

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Electives courses:
Select at least 2 courses in public health or other graduate-level programs in consultation with the Faculty Advisor and approved by the Faculty Advisor on the Doctoral Program of Study form.
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More information about the Health Promotion & Behavior Ph.D. Concentration.

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