"The UT MPH program contributed to my professional success in that it allows me to take advantage of health education opportunities with patients. I am more aware of teachable moments."
- Kenetra Hix, MPH
At UT, the graduate public health programs prepare students to be competent, future public health leaders. Our MPH program has been accredited since 1969, making it the first nationally accredited program outside a School of Public Health. We also formed Tennessee's first Academic Health Department, with the purpose of bridging knowledge, improving health. The UT graduate programs are distinguished by the practical experience students gain through community-based class projects, volunteering opportunities, and well-matched field placements.
Recognizing students who have shown potential to make a significant impact within their resepective fields
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Lisa Acuff is a doctoral student in Health Behavior / Health Education. Prior to beginning this program, she completed a B.A. in Education (2003) and an M.S. in Information Sciences (2006). Always up for adventure, she lived and worked in multiple places including the Smithsonian Institution’s National Postal Museum and the National Geographic Society in Washington, DC. She also has ample teaching experience (adults, middle school, and elementary school students).
MPH students convert academic theory to public health practice by completing a 360-hour Field Practice in a community health setting. The field practice provides a bridge for students to join a growing talented and competent public health workforce. More Info
“Through this internship, H.A.B.I.T. provided me with the tools to influence program dynamics and help refresh the organizational image in the local community." (more)
Our graduate programs will provide you with the knowledge, skills and abilities to achieve your future goals. Our alumni have careers and various public health arenas such as community health, international health and hospital administration. See where our alumni are today.
Read about the achievements from a sampling of our alumni here.
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