Department of Health Behavior

Academic Programs

The Master of Public Health in Health Behavior

The learning objectives of the MPH - program are to enable the student to:

  • explain and apply social and behavioral science theories and research methods as they relate to public health;
  • critically examine health behavior literature;
  • develop and implement health promotion/disease prevention programs;
  • apply evaluation principles and procedures to effectively assess health promotion and disease prevention programs;
  • develop, implement and evaluate behavioral research; and
  • gain professional experience in public health or health care settings.

 

Online Master of Public Health in Health Behavior

Graduates will be able to do the following upon completion of the program:
  • Apply social and behavioral science theories to public health problems.
  • Develop evidence-based health promotion and disease prevention programs.
  • Apply principles of evaluating health promotion and disease prevention programs.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the ethical standards of public health research and practice.
  • Evaluate the literature concerning individual and social influences on health behavior.

 

Fast Track MPH (5th Year Program)

The Fast Track Master's Program in Public Health (5th Year) provides an exceptional educational experience to undergraduate students.  It is our goal to educate high quality graduates who will excel not only in traditional didactic training but also in skills that are gained through problem solving, hypothesis testing, technical skills development, data analysis, data interpretation and professional writing. This University-wide program will allow students to receive exceptional training in Public Health from our trained faculty.

 

The Coordinated Master of Public Health/Doctor of Philosophy (Psychology or Sociology)

The learning objectives of the Coordinated Master of Public Health/Doctor of Philosophy (Psychology or Sociology) program are to enable the student to:

  • explain and apply social and behavioral science theories as they relate to public health;
  • critically examine health behavior literature;
  • develop and implement health promotion/disease prevention programs; and
  • apply evaluation principles and procedures to effectively assess health promotion and disease prevention programs.

 

The Coordinated Master of Public Health/Master of Science in Nursing

The learning objectives of the Coordinated Master of Public Health/Master of Science in Nursing program are to enable the student to effectively apply:

  • state-of-the-art health communication principles and skills to the development of health promotion/disease prevention programs at the clinical and community levels;
  • state-of-the-art program evaluation principles and skills to the assessment of health promotion and disease prevention program outcomes at the clinical and community levels; and
  • state-of-the-art social/behavioral research methods to the design and implementation of clinical and community-based intervention/prevention programs.

 

SOPH Master of Science in Public Health in Clinical and Translational Science

This program is a post-medical or other health science degree training program, aimed primarily at fellows and faculty members interested in developing skills required for clinical research. It is anticipated that this academic training will supplement extensive training in the content area in which the student is trained, and senior mentoring in the politics and policies of project development and management.

 

The Doctor of Philosophy in Health Education and Health Promotion (PhD)

The learning objectives of the Ph.D. program are to enable the student to:

  • develop the skills to effectively plan, implement, and evaluate health education/promotion intervention programs;
  • develop theoretical knowledge from related social and behavioral sciences;
  • develop the knowledge and skills to become independent researchers, demonstrated by the completion of a dissertation; and
  • complete a substantive research experience integrating the first three objectives.

 

UAB Graduate Certificate in Global Health Studies

 
The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is pleased to offer an accredited graduate certificate program in Global Health Studies (GHS) through The UAB Sparkman Center for Global Health. This 15-hour certificate program will be offered to any UAB graduate student or anyone enrolled as a UAB non-degree seeking graduate student who wishes to gain knowledge and skills in the field of global health.