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Program in Health Education The Tseng College of Extended Learning California State University, Northridge

  • Northridge, CA
  • Public
  • Urban
  • 62%38%
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The Online Master of Public Health at California State University, Northridge

The Tseng College at California State University, Northridge (CSUN) offers an online Master of Public Health -- Health Education degree program that is ideal for individuals in need of flexible educational options.

A well-crafted curriculum, a cohesive learning environment, and ongoing faculty member support all ensure that students excel academically. Guaranteed enrollment in required courses and comprehensive support services help students complete the 2-year (7-term) program on time.

In addition, asynchronous course delivery allows students to attend classes at their convenience, thus enabling them to successfully meet personal and professional obligations.

M.P.H. -- Health Education Curriculum

The M.P.H. -- Health Education degree program at CSUN follows the cohort format, which allows students to build strong relationships with each other and share learning and professional experiences. Its 15-course curriculum covers the 5 core areas in public health: biostatistics, environmental health, epidemiology, health policy and management, and social and behavioral science.

Comprehensive Courses

Courses include "Environmental Health," "Biostatistics," "Program Planning and Evaluation," "Advanced Concepts of Health Behavior," and "Curriculum Development in Health Education."

"Cultural Issues in Healthcare;" "Communication in Health Education;" "Seminar: Community Action;" "Current Issues in Health Education;" and "Administration, Supervision, and Consultation in Health Education" are also part of the curriculum. Additional courses include "Seminar: Epidemiology;" "Advanced Biostatics for the Health Sciences;" "Field Training;" "Research Design;" and "Comprehensive Exam."

Field Experiences in Public Health

The 400-hour field experience enables seasoned professionals to strengthen their skills as public health practitioners and allows newcomers to gain early experience in the field.

Due to geographic variations, students generally secure their own field placements; however, they receive ongoing support from the internship supervisor. Field placements can be completed in a variety of settings including local, state, national, and international public health agencies; nonprofit organizations; community-based organizations; and academic, healthcare, and worksite wellness environments.

Students can complete internships at their current places of employment. The internship project, however, must be completely different from their normal duties and completed during non-work hours.

The M.P.H. Exam

The comprehensive exam involves applying and integrating literature, practical experiences, and theoretical frameworks to demonstrate in depth understanding of the field. Students have 2 weeks to complete the exam, whose questions relate to content in specific courses.

Excellent Career Outlook

Public health professionals protect human health through education, promotion of healthy living, and research into disease and injury prevention. Given the complexity of maintaining public health, demand for these professionals continues to increase.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for health educators and community health workers is expected to grow 21% from 2012 to 2022, which is faster than the average for all occupations.

M.P.H. graduates work in a range of settings including public health departments, health-based nonprofits, community-based organizations, and schools.

Distinguished Faculty Members

Students receive individualized training and ongoing support from accomplished faculty members like Sloane Burke Winkelman, Ph.D., CHES.

Dr. Burke Winkelman, an associate professor and the program director of public health programs, has published extensively in the areas of women's health, Latino and migrant health, and instructional technology. In addition to a 15-year career in higher education, Dr. Burke has worked for nationally-recognized health associations and served as a consultant for book publishers, hospitals, nonprofits, and universities.

Professor Stephanie M. Benjamin, Ph.D., M.P.H., is also an accomplished teacher and practitioner who researches issues concerning obesity and diabetes. In addition to her academic career, Dr. Benjamin has worked as an epidemiologist for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists, and Louisiana State University Medical Center.

Ongoing Support Services

California State University, Northridge provides a range of resources to assist students throughout the program -- from the application process to graduation and beyond. Highly accessible program managers ensure that students receive personalized support regarding administrative matters and academic concerns. They also link students to important university resources.

The Tseng College at California State University, Northridge

The Tseng College at California State University, Northridge offers graduate and certificate programs that enable mid-career professionals to develop expertise in emerging fields. It is committed to helping working adults successfully integrate academic work into their busy schedules.

To this end, programs are offered online, on-campus, and off-campus as well as in blended formats. In addition, courses are provided year-round and classes are generally held during the evenings and on weekends.

California State University, Northridge

Established in 1958, California State University, Northridge is 1 of 23 schools in the California State University system. It is located in the Northridge community in Los Angeles, California in the western region of the United States.

CSUN is the academic home for more than 38,000 students who have access to 64 bachelor's degree, 58 master's degree, 2 doctoral degree, and 55 teaching credential programs.

Its programs integrate theory, research, and practice with co-curricula activities to prepare students for leadership roles in all sectors of business.

Location & Contact

Program in Health Education

The Tseng College of Extended Learning
California State University, Northridge

Northridge, CA

Degrees & Award

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    • Public Health--General Master's
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