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From the Introduction:

The public health program began in the fall, 2018. The public health program has only one degree offered, a master’s of public health (MPH) degree with a concentration in community health. The program was developed in response to an observed need. Specifically, Sacred Heart undergraduate students in both the Health Science and Exercise Science undergraduate programs were asking for an MPH program that they could matriculate into after graduating from their undergraduate studies. The current MPH program director, Dr. Anna Greer, was already working at SHU as a behavioral scientist within SHU’s Exercise Science program. Dr. Greer worked with faculty at the University, faculty external to SHU at existing MPH programs, and regional public health leaders to develop the existing MPH program. Currently, the MPH program is its own department within the College of Health Professions: the Department of Public Health (i.e., the MPH program is synonymous with the public health department). We graduated our first class in May, 2019. We pride ourselves on engaging our students with the local community throughout the program whenever possible.



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