Public Health (Minor)

Public Health (Minor)

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What is public health?

Public health deals with the health of populations and focuses on health promotion and disease prevention, as well as access to the medical system. The minor introduces students to many of the foundation areas of public health and provides basic exposure to key concepts and skills in the five core disciplines of public health, as articulated by the Council on Education for Public Health.You’ll cover topics such as social marketing,environmental health, recreation and leisure, and social welfare policy. A minor in public health can be combined with many majors, including nursing, recreation management and policy, social work or education.

Why study public health at UNH?

In the public health program at UNH, you’ll receive a rich classroom experience with opportunities to participate in research and community outreach. You’ll be able to join campus chapters of professional organizations,including the American College of Healthcare Executives, the Healthcare Financial Management Association and the American Public Health Association. The minor is open to any baccalaureate student outside of the health management and policy major. You also have the opportunity to continue your education with the Master of Public Health(MPH)degree, which is also offered through the Health Management & Policy program.

Potential career areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Healthcare administration
  • Healthcare analysis
  • Healthcare communications
  • Law
  • Public health education
  • Research

Contact

Department of Health Management & Policy
Hewitt Hall, 4 Library Way
Durham, NH 03824-3563

Curriculum & Requirements

The department of Health Management and Policy offers a minor in public health. Public health deals with the health of populations and focuses on health promotion and disease prevention, as well as access to the medical system. The minor introduces students to many of the foundation areas of public health and provides basic exposure to key concepts and skills in the five core disciplines of public health, as articulated by the Council on Education for Public Health. The minor is open to any baccalaureate student outside of the Health Management and Policy major at UNH. Students interested in this field may decide to continue their education with the Master of Public Health (MPH), which is also offered through HMP.

The public health minor includes the following courses:

Required Courses
HMP 401United States Health Care Systems4
HMP 403Introduction to Public Health4
HMP 501Epidemiology and Community Medicine4
HMP 669Human Behavior and the Public Health4
Select one of the following: 14
HMP 715
Environmental Health
HMP 735
Social Marketing
HMP 746
Health Policy
HDFS 586
Families at Risk
OT 513
Stressed Out: The Science and Nature of Human Stress
RMP 490
Recreation & Tourism in Society
SW 525
Social Welfare Policy: History of Social and Economic Justice
SW 714
Drugs and Alcohol: Use, Misuse and Addiction

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The Health Management and Policy department welcomes applications for admission from current UNH students who wish to transfer from other degree programs at UNH, however, HMP is not accepting applications from other institutions. There are several Discovery, University, and Health Management and Policy introduction courses that are appropriate for students who are interested in, but not yet committed to the major.

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