UNH Manchester Program Aims to Increase Public Health Professional Numbers
August 8, 2007
Everyday NH’s public health professionals are working to protect
and promote the health of NH residents. They do this by assessing community
health needs, investigating disease outbreaks, conducting health promotion
programs, and facilitating access to healthcare services.
“Equipping public health professionals with the core public health
knowledge and skills to perform these tasks is the mission of UNH’s
Master of Public Health Program” states Rosemary Caron, master
of public health (MPH) program director.
The MPH program currently offers two graduate level opportunities. Accredited
by the Council on Education in Public Health, the MPH degree is a 48
credit program that can be completed on a part-time basis over a two-year
period. The Public Health Certificate (PHC) is a new twelve-credit, one-year
program for those desiring a basic introduction into public health sciences.
Graduates of the PHC program can apply for entry into the MPH program,
and if accepted, transfer credits earned toward their MPH. Classes for
both programs are offered Tuesday and Thursday evenings at the UNH Manchester
Both the MPH and PHC provide: 1) a quality education in core public
health fundamentals, 2) the ability to meet and learn from public and
private public health leadership, 3) the flexibility to allow students
to tailor coursework to their specific public health role/responsibilities,
and 4) a class schedule that accommodates working public health professionals.
“The UNH MPH program has provided me with the knowledge, tools,
and expertise I was looking for, and it has already helped me to further
my career in the public health arena” Rick Rumba, environmental
health program administrator, NH Department of Environmental Services.
For more information about the Master of Public Health or the Public
Health Certificate, visit the program website at http://www.shhs.unh.edu/hmp/programshmp.html.
For questions about the MPH program, contact Rosemary Caron at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 2- 3653. For questions about the PHC program, contact
Holly Tutko at email@example.com or by phone at 2-1128.