The School of Health Sciences and Practice is comprised of:
The Department of Epidemiology and Community Health offers the MPH in Epidemiology and the MPH in Behavioral Sciences and Health Promotion. The core courses of Introduction to Biostatistics and Introduction to Epidemiology are also offered under this program’s aegis. All students pursuing an MPH regardless of their program area are required to take these courses.
The Department of Health Policy and Management offers the MPH and DrPH degrees in Health Policy and Management. The Department offers a graduate certificate in Global Health. A graduate certificate in Emergency Preparedness is also offered in conjunction with the school’s Center for Disaster Medicine. The MPH in Health Policy and Management and certificates are offered on-campus and online as a distance learning program.
The Department of Physical Therapy offers a professional doctorate degree in physical therapy (DPT) completed over 3 years of full-time study, including summers. A DPT/MPH (master of public health) dual degree option is available for students who take additional public health coursework while in the DPT program, completing the remaining MPH requirements in a fourth year of study. The DPT program is designed to prepare competent and caring physical therapists able to practice in a variety of settings, adapt to changes in the healthcare system, and be capable of critical thinking and autonomous practice.
The Department of Speech-Language Pathology offers a medically-oriented Master of Science (MS) degree and provides entry-level professional education. The program admits full-time students only for an intensive 21-month program, including a summer.
The Center on Disability and Health in the Institute of Public Health offers a graduate certificate program to participants in the Leadership Education and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities(LEND) Training Program at Westchester Institute for Human Development to prepare professionals with the skills and knowledge to focus on disability as an emerging and cross-cutting public health field, and to contribute to state and federal public health activities that address the needs of individuals living with disabilities. Current students enrolled in a local masters or doctoral level graduate program in a maternal and child health-related field may be considered for this certificate program with prior approval of certificate director and approval by the student’s program advisor at his/her home institution.
Page updated: September 8, 2011