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Health Behavior Health Promotion

Offered On Campus in Tucson

The MPH in Health Behavior Health Promotion (HBHP), offered by the Department of Health Promotion Sciences, is based on a philosophy of health education, health promotion, and disease prevention, to improve the quality of life of individuals, families and communities. The HBHP discipline focuses on three areas:

  • Sociocultural factors that influence health and health behavior
  • Scientific and theoretical basis for planning, implementing, and evaluating effective public health education
  • Health promotion and disease prevention programs
  • The goal of facilitating behavior change for healthy life

The program provides students with the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills that are essential for the promotion of health and prevention of disease in culturally diverse populations.

Curriculum

Health Behavior Health Promotion MPH Concentration Competencies and Assessment Methods

Required Core Courses (15 units)

Required HBHP Courses (27 units)

Elective Courses (minimum 9 units)

Additional Information

Service Learning Course Requirement - (597 courses within the College) (minimum 2 units)

Total Minimum Credit Requirement = 42 units

Application Deadlines

Fall Application Deadlines

Priority:  January 5
Secondary:  March 1

Students who apply by the priority deadline will be given the highest priority for admissions and consideration for scholarships and assistantships.

Admissions Criteria

Admissions Criteria

  • Bachelor's degree with 3.0 GPA
  • One course in college-level introductory, human, or general biology
  • One course in college algebra or calculus
  • Two letters of recommendation (up to five letters can be submitted)
  • Resume or CV
  • Statement of purpose and objectives
  • GRE or MCAT scores required for all applicants
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores for international applicants
  • Relevant work/volunteer experience strengthens all applications
  • Detailed admissions criteria

How to Apply

Apply online through SOPHAS, the centralized application service for all of the accredited schools and programs of public health.

View more details on the steps to our application process.

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