UMass Amherst and the School of Public Health and Health Sciences:
Public Health and the Health Sciences have a long-standing tradition at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The Department of Public Health was first created in 1938, and was soon followed by the Department of Foods and Nutrition in 1945. The Communication Disorders program dates back to the 1950s, and the nation’s first Department of Exercise Science (later to be renamed Kinesiology) was born at UMass Amherst in 1965. By 1993, the School of Public Health and Health Sciences (SPHHS), as we now know it, was created, merging the traditional public health disciplines with closely aligned health sciences, specifically nutrition, kinesiology, and communication disorders, to form a unit unique in its interdisciplinary approach.
UMass Amherst SPHHS Online CPE Programs:
In 2001, the strong tradition of public health at UMass continued with the launch of one of the first fully-online, fully-accredited master of public health degree. The public health practice degree program provides high-quality online education and allows working public health and health-care professionals to continue their education, with little interruption to their busy lives. Since the launch of the program, the School of Public Health and Health Sciences has graduated nearly 550 students and the excellence continues. In 2008, we built on the success of our first online MPH program by launching our online master of public health in nutrition, which is to this day, the only fully-online, fully-accredited concentration of its kind. We are committed to continued excellence in online education, and our vision is to provide flexible opportunities to students around the world.