Health Promotion and Health Behavior
By choosing the Health Promotion and Health Behavior track you will gain an understanding of the role of behavioral and social influences in public health and learn to apply the principles and practices of health promotion and behavior to address current and emerging public health problems.
Students learn to
- recognize and analyze health priorities
- assess community needs and develop strategies for diverse populations
- plan, develop, implement and evaluate prevention and intervention programs
- communicate health risks to mobilize community resources
- and develop, analyze and promote policies that reduce risk and facilitate health.
- Explore innovative strategies to change behavior, reduce disparities, and promote population health.
- Develop skills in program planning, implementation, and evaluation.
- Study with internationally recognized faculty in health promotion and health behavior.
- Conduct research on important public health problems.
- Enjoy a friendly college town in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.
How To Apply
The Public Health Graduate Programs Application page contains instructions for each step of the application process.
Program Handbooks and Competencies
- OSU MPH Student General Handbook
- Health Promotion and Health Behavior Track Handbook
- Learning Competencies for the Health Promotion and Health Behavior Track
Master of Public Health (MPH)
Accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health
Peace Corps Master’s International Program (PCMI-MPH)
The Peace Corps Master's International Program offers the unique opportunity to combine Peace Corps service with a master's degree program. View Peace Corps Master’s International Program for details.
- PhD in Public Health with a concentration in Health Promotion and Health Behavior
If you have specific questions about the application process, please contact the Public Health Programs Manager.
For academic or professional information specific to the OSU Health Promotion and Health Behavior program, please contact the program coordinator Peggy Dolcini.
Health Promotion and Health Behavior Faculty
- Joseph Catania
- Peggy Dolcini, Program Coordinator
- Karen Elliott, Undergraduate Internship Coordinator
- Brian Flay
- Marie Harvey
- Veronica Irvin
- Kari-Lyn Sakuma
- Sheryl Thorburn