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Health Promotion 

Oregon MPH at Portland State University

The goal of the Health Promotion track is to prepare students for advanced study or professional work in the fields of community health and health promotion in a wide variety of settings. The Health Promotion curriculum prepares students to utilize public health approaches to develop, administer, implement, and evaluate culturally sensitive health promotion and behavior change programs, and to mobilize community resources for planned social change.

Track Learning Competencies
Students graduating from this track will be able to:
  • Apply theory in the development, implementation, and evaluation of health promotion interventions, programs, and policies.
  • Develop interventions and programs to effect change at multiple levels, including individual, community, organizations, and policy.
  • Design and implement strategies to promote health.
  • Solicit and integrate input from community and organization stakeholders.
  • Design and deliver health communication messages.
  • Evaluate and interpret results from program evaluations and other research.
  • Define research problems, frame research questions, design research procedures, and outline methods of analysis.
  • Apply ethical principles that govern the practice of public health.
  • Enact cultural competency in diverse social and cultural communities.
  • Develop a substantive area of emphasis.

Track Information: 

Contact Information:
Admissions Information
School of Community Health

Curricular Information
Lynne C. Messer, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Assistant Professor
of Community Health 
Health Promotion Track Coordinator
Portland State University, School of Community Health
(503) 725-5182 

*Please note:We do not provide pre-admission advising meetings. We do offer a Prospective Student Orientation, held twice each year during fall and spring.  Please keep your eyes on the School of Community Health website, graduate programs page, for details:


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