Esmaeil BahalkehAssistant Professor
Mark BonicaAssociate Professor
David LiClinical Associate Professor & Director, MPH ProgramDirector of Master in Public Health
Public Health (Minor)
Public Health (Minor)
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
- Healthcare administration
- Healthcare analysis
- Healthcare communications
- Public health education
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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:
|HMP 403||Introduction to Public Health||4|
|HMP 501||Epidemiology and Community Medicine||4|
|HMP 669||Human Behavior and the Public Health||4|
|HMP 715||Environmental Health||4|
|Select one of the following: 1||4|
|Translation of Health Data|
|Families at Risk|
|Health Content and Youth Risk Behavior|
|Stressed Out: The Science and Nature of Human Stress|
|Recreation & Tourism in Society|
|Social Welfare Policy: History of Social and Economic Justice|
All prerequisite courses must be met for any listed courses.
Other courses could be considered by submission of an academic petition.
Explore Program Details
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.