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Family and Child Health

Offered On Campus in Tucson

The MPH in Family and Child Health is offered by the Department of Health Promotion Sciences. The Family and Child Health Concentration (FCH) provides students a curriculum that addresses socioeconomic, cultural, political and physiological issues that affect the health of families, women of all ages, infants, children and adolescent. Students entering the FCH concentration must choose a plan of work in one of two specialized areas: Maternal and Child Health (MCH) or Global Health.

All students in the FCH concentration will take a set of courses that focus on maternal and child health issues, government policies affecting women and children, adolescent health, and nutrition. In addition, in consultation with a faculty mentor, each student will select elective courses that align with his or her specific area of interest.

The FCH concentration encourages a variety of health care professionals to apply to this program, including health educators, nurses, nutritionists, social workers, and physicians. Students with backgrounds in a variety of social sciences who have public health experience outside of FCH are also encouraged to apply.

Nicolette Teufel-Shone, PhD - Program Director

Family and Child Health Curriculum

Family and Child Health MPH Concentration Competencies and Assessment Methods

MPH in Family and Child Health Total Minimum Credit Requirements:

Maternal & Child Health Track = 42 units

Global Health Track= 42 units

Required Core Courses (15 units)

Maternal and Child Health Track

Required MCH Courses (21 units)

Electives (minimum 6 units)

approved by Faculty Mentor

Recommended Course Sequencing for MCH Track Full-Time Students

Global Health Track

Required Global Health Courses (24 units)

Electives (minimum 3 units)

approved by Faculty Mentor

Recommended Course Sequencing for Global Health Track Full-Time Students

The University of Arizona