K
  • This program is offered online.
  • Kaplan University offers multiple start dates, giving you greater flexibility with your education, life, and work schedules.

    Sep 23

    Online Start Date
    Sep 23, 2015

    Dec 09

    Online Start Date
    Dec 09, 2015

    View the Academic Calendar
  • Curriculum: All Tracks


    Core

    HA 530: HUMAN RESOURCES FOR HEALTH CARE MANAGERS (4 Credits)

    This course provides an analysis and evaluation of how human resource management is applied in different health care settings. The course focuses on the major elements of human resource man­agement, as well as the ways in which it can be used in the strategic planning of the organization. Students investigate ongoing human resources practice and issues from a health care perspective such as recruitment, contract/agreement, training/education/support, retention, performance evalu­ation, compensation, legal and regulatory issues, and strategic planning.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Core Credits: 56
    Total Program Credits: 56

    HA 535: HEALTH CARE STATISTICS (4 Credits)

    In this course, you will be introduced to the practical applications of descriptive and inferential statistics for the health industry. You will formulate a data procurement plan by analyzing real-world data. Additionally, you will learn how to effectively disseminate published health research data and apply this new knowledge within the field.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Core Credits: 56
    Total Program Credits: 56

    HA 560: COMMUNITY HEALTH ASSESSMENT (4 Credits)

    This course provides students with the skills needed to enhance (assess) the health of a community. Students focus on health behaviors, environmental influences, health policy, and economic and health care system issues in health promotion and disease prevention.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Core Credits: 56
    Total Program Credits: 56

    HD 625: HEALTH EDUCATION DESIGN, IMPLEMENTATION, AND ADMINISTRATION (4 Credits)

    This course acquaints students with the components and essential design elements of comprehensive health education programming. Utilizing the seven areas of responsibilities for the health education specialist, students create programs for community, school, and private settings, learning to identify key constituents and the diversity of funding sources, both public and private. Instruments for measuring outcomes are analyzed for both short- and long-term programs, as well as the essential administrative tasks, functions, and responsibilities required for successful results by the health educator.

    Prerequisites Required: None

    Total Core Credits: 56
    Total Program Credits: 56

    PU 500: FOUNDATIONS IN PUBLIC HEALTH (4 Credits)

    This course examines the field of public health from a holistic perspective. You are introduced to the fundamental tools and skills needed to be a successful public health practitioner. You will explore public health skills within a comprehensive project, where you will evaluate a community health issue and propose an action plan to address that issue.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Core Credits: 56
    Total Program Credits: 56

    PU 505: HEALTH BEHAVIOR (4 Credits)

    This course provides a conceptual grounding in theoretical approaches to health and health behav­ior, emphasizing the use of psychosocial theories and models of health behavior for effective public health practice and research. Students apply the theories and models of health behavior to real-world scenarios encountered in public health. The course focuses on the various factors that influ­ence health behavior, the impact on health and disease of populations, and the implications for health programming.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Core Credits: 56
    Total Program Credits: 56

    PU 520: PRINCIPLES OF EPIDEMIOLOGY (4 Credits)

    This course introduces the epidemiologic methods, concepts, and issues that are critical for the assessment, analysis, and interpretation of health-related data. Students study advanced epidemiologic methods used in surveillance, outbreak investigation, screening, and epidemiologic measures, and apply these methods to relevant public health issues.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Core Credits: 56
    Total Program Credits: 56

    PU 530: ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH (4 Credits)

    This course presents an overview of the basic concepts of environmental health sciences. The relationships between exposure to workplace contaminants and ergonomics and health are explored. Major areas of focus include indus­trial hygiene, toxicology studies, environmental microbiology, and clinical occupational medi­cine. Applicable risk assessment and prevention methods based on monitoring chemical and biologic agents and biomarkers are reviewed and discussed. Current environmental health regula­tions and the efficacy of enforcement (as public health prevention) by government agencies at the local, state, national, and international levels are also discussed.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Core Credits: 56
    Total Program Credits: 56

    PU 550: PUBLIC HEALTH LEADERSHIP AND ADMINISTRATION (4 Credits)

    In this course, students will study the delivery, quality, and costs of health care for individuals and populations. Managerial and administrative constructs are introduced. Students will study the structure, process, and outcomes of health services including the costs, financing, organization, outcomes, and accessibility of care. Students will learn to champion solutions to organizational and community challenges while energizing commitment to goals.

    Prerequisites Required:

    PU 520 and PU 505

    Total Core Credits: 56
    Total Program Credits: 56

    PU 610: PUBLIC HEALTH PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT (4 Credits)

    Students are introduced to the principles of program development and evaluation in public health. Topics include methods of design, develop­ment, implementation, and evaluation of public health programs to improve individual and com­munity health.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Core Credits: 56
    Total Program Credits: 56

    PU 630: HEALTH EDUCATION AND COMMUNICATION (4 Credits)

    This course focuses on the role of health education and communication in the practice of health education and public health. The coursework will include the principles of successful health education, its basis in health behavioral theories, and methods of health education. The student will design a health education campaign using the modern and traditional methods of communication to deliver culturally appropriate, effective health education of public health importance.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Core Credits: 56
    Total Program Credits: 56

    PU 680: PRACTICAL SKILLS IN PUBLIC HEALTH I (4 Credits)

    Students will demonstrate public health knowledge and skills by working within a health organization. Through this onsite learning experience, students will engage with other public health professionals and train for the public health workforce. An onsite preceptor and Kaplan University faculty member will evaluate student performance.

    Prerequisites Required:

    PU 550 and permission from the Clinical Placement Team

    Total Core Credits: 56
    Total Program Credits: 56

    PU 690: PRACTICAL SKILLS IN PUBLIC HEALTH II (4 Credits)

    In a continuation of Practical Skills in Public Health I, students will further develop practical skills related to working in the public health workforce. Through this onsite learning experience, students will engage with other public health professionals and train for the public health workforce. An onsite preceptor and Kaplan University faculty member will evaluate student performance. Students will prepare and deliver a professional presentation on their learning experiences within Practical Skills in Public Health I and II.

    Prerequisites Required:

    PU 680 and permission from the Clinical Placement Team

    Total Core Credits: 56
    Total Program Credits: 56

    HD 599: MASTER’S CAPSTONE IN HEALTH EDUCATION (4 Credits)

    This capstone course is the culminating experience for the Master of Science in Health Education. This course builds on the concepts of all the courses students have taken within the program of study. The capstone course provides students with the opportunity to integrate and synthesize the knowledge and skills acquired throughout the coursework in an original comprehensive project, and to assess their level of mastery of the stated outcomes of their degree program in health education.

    Prerequisites Required: Last term or permission of the Dean

    Total Core Credits: 56
    Total Program Credits: 56

    Tuition & Fees: All Tracks

    The 25% tuition reduction applies only to international students living outside of the United States. This discount does not apply to military students. Please check with your advisor to see if you are eligible. 

    Cost Per Credit

    Campus


    Online & Learning Center

    Cost Per Credit

    Number of Credits / Terms


    Total Tuition Cost

    Online & Learning Center

    All Tracks Online &
    Learning Center
    Campus
    Cost Per Credit
    Number of Credits / Terms  
    Total Tuition Cost

    Tuition and Fees

    Some programs have additional associated fees that are not included in the price of tuition. Click here or check with an Admissions Advisor for more information.

    Maine residents interested in enrolling in an online program: click here for tuition and fee information.  

    Learn More about Kaplan University Tuition and Fees 

    Notice to Learning Center Students

    Kaplan University Learning Center students will only complete a portion of their program on site. You will need to complete at least 50% of the program requirements online, or through transfer credit awarded via prior learning assessment. If you have any questions about these requirements, please speak with an Admissions Advisor. Not all programs are available for enrollment at Kaplan University Learning Centers.

    Scholarships and Grants

    Learn more about grants and Kaplan University Scholarships that may help reduce the cost of your education.

    Kaplan University tuition reductions (including military servicemember, spouse, and veterans tuition rates; scholarships; grants; vouchers; and alumni and alliance reductions) cannot be combined. 

    Tuition Rates for Military Students and Spouses

    Kaplan University has significantly reduced many of our tuition rates and fees for servicemembers, their spouses, and veterans. Click here for more information.

  • * Kaplan University cannot guarantee employment or career advancement.

    While many of Kaplan University's degree programs are designed to prepare graduates to pursue continued bachelor-, graduate- or doctorate-level education, the University cannot guarantee that students will be granted admission to any programs. 

Health Sciences

Request Information



  • Step 1 of 2

Featured

  • Enroll-undergrad
  • Paying For School
  • Kaplan Commitment