LOS ANGELES, July 31, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To address the rapidly evolving landscape of the U.S. healthcare market, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology has developed a dynamic Master of Public Health (MPH) Program that will provide graduates with the highly marketable skills needed to succeed in a healthcare marketplace that is shifting its focus toward prevention, wellness and access to affordable and outcome-based care. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is a leading nonprofit university, and one of the leading institutions devoted to psychology, and related behavioral and health sciences.
"The role of public health is changing to one that is evidence-based, focused on quality of life, and built around public and private partnerships," said Bill Freeman, DBA, MBA, National MPH Program director and chair. "Our Master of Public Health has been intentionally designed to meet these historic challenges. From their first day in class to the completion of their capstone projects, our focus will be on developing employment-ready, in-demand graduates."
Available since Fall of 2013 Online, and being offered at the Los Angeles campus in fall 2015 with applications currently being accepted for both, the program is positioned to serve the career mobility goals of those currently employed in the ever-expanding health industry, and those who wish to break into the market. The Master of Public Health is a career-focused practitioner program and offers degrees in four concentration areas:
- Mental Health & Behavioral Aspects of Public Health
- Public Policy Development & Advocacy
- Senior Services Management
- Health Informatics
"As part of our steadfast commitment to prepare globally responsible and locally responsive leaders, all students participate in a 10-day study-abroad practicum examining the unique and common health challenges faced by a diverse yet connected world," said Dr. Freeman. "Though coursework and fieldwork, our commitment is to graduate true agents of change in sync with the changing marketplace. Graduates will be fully prepared for career opportunities in the exploding public health and healthcare job market, including in government agencies, healthcare provider organizations, and corporate wellness centers."
Framed by career-focused community engagement, the rigorous program curriculum integrates theory, scientific research, professional practice and innovation utilizing the knowledge and skills drawn from a variety of disciplines. Students will have the advantage of learning from experienced health practitioners, including medical nutrition therapist and author Jessica Schulman, Ph.D., MPH, who will teach at the Los Angeles Campus, and health service provider Sarah Shelton, Psy.D., MPH, who teaches online.
The Chicago School's MPH Program is built to the national public health competency standards established by The Council on Education for Public Health.
About The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Founded in 1979, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP) is a nonprofit, private university devoted exclusively to psychology, and related behavioral and health sciences. The university serves nearly 4,500 students across campuses in Chicago; Southern California (Los Angeles and Irvine); and Washington, D.C., as well as through online programs. The Chicago School is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, (WSCUC), and its Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program in Chicago is accredited by the American Psychological Association. A member of the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology, TCSPP is recognized for its distinguished service and outstanding contributions to cultural diversity and advocacy. The community service initiatives on the Chicago Campus have also earned recognition on the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for six consecutive years. The Los Angeles Campus gained its second recognition in 2014, and its Washington, D.C. Campus received its first award in 2014. With more than 20 graduate degree programs, thousands of hours of real-world training, and a wealth of international opportunities, TCSPP is the leader in professional psychology education. To learn more, visit www.thechicagoschool.edu.
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