Academic Programs

BS in Community Health (COMHE)

Description: Community health professionals work to improve the health and wellbeing of entire communities. While clinical health professionals might treat an elderly diabetic, a teenaged victim of a gunshot wound, or a child with asthma, a community health professional will work to understand and reduce a community’s elevated risk for diabetes, violence or asthma through a social justice lens. At Hunter College, students in the Bachelor of Science program in Community Health will learn to analyze how both social structures (including poverty, racism and environmental exposures) and behavioral choices shape a community’s health. They will take courses in health disparities, epidemiology, public health biology, and community health assessment to develop their analytic skills and courses in health communications and social media to learn tools for addressing public health problems. This program is designed to prepare students for work in community-based and human rights organizations, family planning clinics, mental health centers, homeless shelters, research centers, media organizations, as well as in city, state and national health departments.

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Category: Bachelor's Degree Programs 


BS in Nutrition and Food Sciences (NFS)

Description: The Nutrition and Food Science (NFS) major at CUNY School of Public Health at the Hunter College campus is a diverse science-based program where students learn about food and its effect on our health. It offers a comprehensive study of the fundamental principles of food preparation and safety, nutrition, food service management, and community nutrition education. Classes are offered mornings and afternoons. NFS accepts students once a year in the fall semester.

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Category: Bachelor's Degree Programs 


MPH in Community Health Education

Specialization

Description: This specialization prepares students to plan, implement and evaluate community health interventions to reduce social and behavioral threats to health such as asthma, obesity, diabetes, HIV infection, infant mortality, and violence. It develops skills in planning, implementing and evaluating community health education and promotion programs. Its graduates work in local, state and federal health agencies; nonprofit health organizations; hospitals and health centers; and policy and advocacy organizations.

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Category: Master's Degree Programs 


MPH in Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences

Specialization

Description: This specialization prepares students to recognize, evaluate and control environmental and occupational threats to health. Its graduates work in local, state and federal environmental and occupational health agencies, labor unions, consulting firms, health and safety programs and businesses.

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Category: Master's Degree Programs 


MPH in Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Specialization

Description: This specialization prepares students to design and conduct population health studies and apply research findings to improve the health of urban populations. It consists of 2 specializations: one in Epidemiology and one in Biostatistics. Epidemiology students learn to understand the principles, methods, strengths and limitations of epidemiologic study designs; collaborate on applied population health research; interpret epidemiologic findings, effectively communicate research and finding to lay and professional audiences, and apply the findings to the development of evidence-based interventions to improve population health. Biostatistics students gain an awareness and basic understanding of advanced statistical methods and learn to apply core and intermediate level statistical methods to public health endeavors, such as data management, statistical analysis, interpretation, and presentation of analytical results using computing technology. Graduates of both specialization are employed in government and private health agencies, industry, and research institutions.

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Category: Master's Degree Programs 


MPH in Health Policy & Management

Specialization

Description: This specialization prepares students to plan and manage public health programs in a variety of urban settings; analyze the impact of health and non-health policies on population health; and advocate for policies that promote the health of urban populations. It emphasizes intersectoral approaches to policy and management in urban settings and the economic dimensions of health policy. Graduates work in health and other settings as managers, policy analysts or policy advocates.

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Category: Master's Degree Programs 


MPH in Public Health Nutrition

Specialization

Description: This specialization prepares students to promote the nutritional well-being of population groups. Students learn to assess the nutritional needs of various populations, to plan and implement nutrition and food programs and to manage nutritional programs in community and institutional settings. The specialization offers one curriculum for those who are Registered Dietitians (RDs) and another for those without this credential. Graduates work in hospitals; clinics; community programs; local, state, or federal government health departments and in international nutrition programs.

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Category: Master's Degree Programs 


MS/MPH in Community/Public Health Nursing/Urban Public Health

Description: The Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing and the CUNY School of Public Health at Hunter College offers a CCNE accredited dual-degree program in community/public health nursing leading to an MS/MPH. Students learn to apply public health theories and research findings to nursing practice with an emphasis on community health education. It prepares students who are already Registered Nurses to assume leadership roles in community health nursing in a variety of health care settings including home care, public health, and community- based agencies.

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Category: Master's Degree Programs 


MS in Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences

Description: This degree prepares students to assess and measure exposures to environmental and occupational hazards and to develop control strategies to remediate these exposures. It offers courses that develop the scientific framework and technical skills needed to achieve these objectives. Its graduates work as inspectors, health and safety specialists and industrial hygienists for government agencies, institutions, consulting firms and businesses.

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Category: Master's Degree Programs 


MS in Nutrition

Description: This degree prepares students to attain the RD credential. It is an accredited didactic program(DP), completion of which certifies eligibility to apply for a dietetic internship. Courses prepare students to assess nutritional needs, plan and manage food and nutrition programs and provide nutrition education and counseling in clinical settings. Graduates work for hospitals and health centers, nursing homes, food service companies and in private practices.

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Category: Master's Degree Programs 


Internship Program

Description: This program is a supervised practice program that enables graduates to establish eligibility to write the registration examination for dietitians and to apply for active membership in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The IP provides a minimum of 1200 hours of supervised practice experience to meet the competencies for entry-level dietitians and the standards of education set forth by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics(ACEND), the accrediting arm of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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Category: Other Programs 


DPH in Community, Society & Health

Specialization

Description: This specialization prepares researchers and public health practitioners to advance scientific understanding of the social determinants of health, health behavior, and the delivery of health services and health policy; lead, plan, manage, and evaluate community health interventions in urban settings; draw on the methods and theories from multiple disciplines to design and implement research studies on health and urban populations and formulate, analyze and advocate for policies that promote health and prevent disease.

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Category: Doctoral Degree Programs 


DPH in Environmental & Occupational Health

Specialization

Description: This specialization prepares graduates to advance the scientific understanding of the impact of environmental and occupational conditions on health and disease; plan, lead and manage studies to monitor and evaluate the effect of environmental and occupational health hazards in the urban environment; plan, direct, manage and evaluate environmental and occupational health programs; and teach students and professionals about the impact of environmental and occupational hazards on the health of urban populations and about strategies for controlling such exposures. Graduates work in universities and other research institutions, public health and environmental agencies and for consulting firms and businesses.

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Category: Doctoral Degree Programs 


DPH in Epidemiology

Specialization

Description: This specialization prepares students to advance the scientific understanding of the social, behavioral and biomedical determinants of health and disease with a focus on the health of urban populations; design, implement, and analyze research aimed at understanding the determinants of health of urban populations; apply, adapt and develop epidemiologic perspectives to the interpretation of ongoing research; teach students and other public health professionals about epidemiologic field and analytic methods and their practical application to the investigation and control of health conditions among urban populations and interact with other urban health related disciplines and organizations such as engineers, environmentalists, trade unions and community organizations, public health experts, and lawyers.

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Category: Doctoral Degree Programs 


DPH in Health Policy & Management

Specialization

Description: This specialization prepares students to contribute to new knowledge about the mechanisms that influence the delivery of health services and public health programs and the development of health policy in urban settings; develop and manage initiatives to strengthen the functioning of health systems, health care organizations and public health agencies and programs; develop, advocate for and implement health care and public health policies and intersectoral policies that promote health; analyze the impact of health and non-health policies on population health; and teach students and professionals about the social determinants of health, health interventions, health policy, health management and health disparities in urban settings.

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College: CUNY Graduate Center - Hunter College -

Category: Doctoral Degree Programs 


 

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