Behavioral Public Health

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Suggested Schedule for the Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Health with a focus on Behavioral Public Health.

The suggested schedule integrates requirements for the major, College of Education, Health & Society, and the Miami Plan and provides a structure for completing the major within a 4-year period.

Please consult with your advisor to determine how electives can contribute to your academic goals.

Sample Course Outline

Behavioral Public Health provides a population and systems examination of the linkage between public health and mental health issues with an emphasis on multiple dimensions of health. This concentration explores the psychological and behavioral processes in health, illness, and health care.

First Year

Recommended courses by semester
First Year
Fall Spring
KNH125 Intro to Public Health KNH218 Applied Health Behavior Change
PSY111 + PSY112 Intro to Psychology Miami Plan classes
Miami Plan classes KNH Matrix Class

Second Year

Recommended courses by semester
Second Year
Fall Spring
KNH221 Social Marketing in Public Health KNH295 Research and Evaluation Methods
STA261 Statistics KNH321 Health Policy Administration
KNH Matrix Class KHN209 Medical Terminology for Health Professionals
Miami Plan classes Elective

Third Year

Recommended courses by semester
Third Year
Fall Spring
KNH362 Public Health Communication IES|KNH441 Environmental Public Health
MBI361 Epidemology KNH Matrix Class
KHN329 Health Psychology Elective

Fourth Year

Recommended courses by semester
Fourth Year
Fall Spring
PSY410P Capstone or other course KNH340 or KNH377R Internship or research project
KNH462 Public Health Program Planning and Evaluation Electives
Elective