The Community Health Education concentration offers a wide range of academic programs, including Master of Public Health (M.P.H.), Master of Science (M.S.), and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree options. Our goal is to prepare public health professionals to design and implement programs to assist all people to participate in their life situations to the fullest extent of their capabilities.
Our award-winning faculty has decades’ worth of experience educating students in the classroom and in research settings, preparing future generations of health professionals and researchers in the field. In collaboration with community members, our faculty design and implement programs aimed at reducing the leading causes of morbidity and mortality, including smoking prevention and cessation, substance abuse prevention, emergency preparedness, HIV/AIDS prevention, obesity and physical activity, responsible alcohol consumption, teen pregnancy prevention, reductions in sexually transmitted infections, improving access to prenatal care, infant mortality and low birth weight prevention, nutrition education, and other areas.
The Community Health Education concentration is a part of the Department of Health Promotion and Policy in the UMass Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences (SPHHS). The SPHHS is fully accredited by the Council of Education for Public Health, and is a member of the Association of Schools & Programs of Public Health.