California State University, Northridge MPH Program
Goals and Objectives
Goal 1: To ensure that MPH students develop a mastery of public health and health education knowledge and skills.
Objective 1.1: All MPH graduates will demonstrate a mastery of public health and health education knowledge and skills including community health education program planning, implementation, and evaluation; theories and application of health behavior change assessment and interventions; community organization; curriculum design; administration of health education programs and services; epidemiology, environmental health; research design, and bio-statistics.
Objective 1.2: All MPH graduates will develop a mastery of skills that are required to use electronic media currently employed in the public health and health education field.
Objective 1.3: All MPH graduates will demonstrate knowledge and skills associated with multicultural influences and considerations that may impact on the delivery of culturally competent public health and health education interventions.
Goal 2: To ensure that MPH graduate students are prepared to practice public health and health education with a clear understanding of the values and ethics that underline and define the profession.
Objective: All MPH graduates will demonstrate knowledge of the values and ethics that guide the practice of public health and health education.
Goal 3: To ensure that all MPH graduates are prepared to assume leadership roles ina wide variety of public health and health education settings.
Objective 3.1: All MPH graduates will complete a community-based 400 hour internship to gain an understanding of public health service and the role of the health educator within these settings.
Objective 3.2: All MPH graduates will participate in a field training course to share, discuss and process their field training experience.
Goal 4: To promote an active research agenda among all full-time health education faculty regardless of whether the research agenda is funded or not.
Objective 4.1: All full-time health education faculty will be engaged in an active research agenda whether said research is funded or not.
Objective 4.2: Where possible or appropriate, to involve MPH students in faculty research projects each academic year.
Goal 5: To conduct continuing education programs for health education professionals either alone or in partnership with other agencies or organizations interested in supporting these activities.
Objective: To plan, implement, and evaluate at least one continuing education program per year for CHES credit for health education professionals in the CSUN service area.
Goal 6: To promote student involvement in the conduct of program evaluation activates, policy setting, and decision-making.
Objective 6.1: At least 50% of MPH graduate students will be active members in the MPH Student Association.
Objective 6.2: A minimum of one MPH graduate student will be involved in the MPH Advisory Committee and Health Education faculty meetings as representatives from the MPH student body.
Objective 6.3: All MPH graduate students will have an opportunity to participate in MPH Program surveys to be conducted every two years.
Objective 6.4: All graduate students will have the opportunity to review and comment on the accreditation self-study document during each accreditation cycle of the Program.
Objective 6.5: All MPH graduate students will have the opportunity to meet with CEPH site visit teams to provide input during the Program evaluation process.
Goal 7: To conduct ongoing evaluations of the effectiveness of the MPH Program to meet its state mission, goals, and objectives.
Objective 7.1: To conduct a survey of MPH Program alumni and filed training supervisors every two years.
Objective 7.2: To conduct Total Quality Assessment (TQE) interviews of all students who have reached the 20 unit mark in their programs and at the time of their graduation.
Objective 7.3: To conduct a yearly strategic planning review and Program modification meeting with Health Education faculty.
Objective 7.4: To form and support an MPH Advisory Committee made up of Program constituencies who can review, revise, and recommend changes needed in all aspects of the MPH Program.
Objective 7.5: To conduct a periodic self-study of the Program consistent with the re-accreditation cycle through CWPH and to share this self-study document with all constituencies of the MPH Program.