Population Health

In the U.S. and across the globe, healthcare is facing challenges such as rising costs, the increased needs of an aging population, and less-than-optimal patient outcomes. Population health aims to address these problems, focusing on preventing illness, injuries, disabilities, and chronic diseases; reducing disparities in healthcare access; and promoting longevity within specific, predetermined groups of people through social outreach and planned interventions.

This specialization allows you to explore the foundations of population health—including new community medicine structures, socioeconomic determinants of disease, data analytics, and applying preventive interventions. Acquire the skills you need to educate populations and help protect the health of our community populations.

Completion Requirements

  • 60 total quarter credits
    • Foundation courses (5 cr.)
    • Core courses (35 cr.)
    • Specialization courses (15 cr.)
    • Capstone course (5 cr.)  

This sequence represents the minimum credits for completion. The number of credits for completion will vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 855-646-5286.

Courses

The program’s courses are delivered in a prescribed sequence.
Course Code Course Credits
Course Code HLTH 6005 Course Perspectives on Health and the Developing Professional Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HLTH 6110 Course Exploring Health Education in the 21st Century Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HLTH 6205 Course Assessing Community Needs for Health Education Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HLTH 6030 Course Socioecological Perspectives on Health Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HLTH 6475 Course Program Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HLTH 6412 Course Health Education and Communication Strategies Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HLTH 6245 Course Applied Research in Public Health Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HLTH 6031 Course Public Health Administration and Leadership Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HLTH 6800 Course Health Education and Promotion Capstone Credits (5 cr.)

Specialization Courses

You may elect to complete an optional specialization by adding the following courses to your program of study.
Course Code Course Credits
Course Code HLTH 6510 Course Essentials of the U.S. Healthcare Delivery System and Population Health Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HLTH 6530 Course Disease Prevention and Care Management Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HLTH 6540 Course Population Health Management Applications Credits (5 cr.)
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