The public health practice concentration is targeted to the health professional who has already earned a doctorate in a health-related field, or for those who have been working in a professional capacity in the public health setting for several years. This degree will enhance the working knowledge of health professionals by giving them a valuable, applicable, public health perspective on health issues as they relate to the public versus the individual.
This concentration offers a broad exposure to a variety of public health courses across all the traditional public health concentrations. Such breadth is usually required of professionals who assume positions of leadership in public health. For these reasons, this concentration is not appropriate for the new bachelor’s graduate or the working applicant who does not have several years of professional work experience in a health-related field.