Tennessee School of Public Health – TN

Educational Requirements for Public Health

Some Tennessee public health schools are now incorporating undergraduate majors and minors in their offerings of Public Health programs. If you desire a Certified Public Health designation, you will have to get a Masters Degree in Public Health from an accredited institution. The Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) is the national organization that offers accreditation for public health degrees and programs.

The coursework in accredited schools is considered rigorous. When you have completed your Masters Degree, you will be fully prepared to enter into this vast field of public health.

You will receive training in many aspects of public health. You will also receive instruction on public policy and health administration.
The main areas of study are:

  • Epidemiology
  • Biostatistics
  • Environmental Health
  • Behavioral Sciences/Health Education
  • Health Services Administration.

Continuing Education – What is the requirement?

To continue your Certification (CPH), a requirement of fifty hours of additional training for CE credit is necessary every two years. The National Board of Public Health Examiners (NBPHE) is the oversight organization that will qualify any class offered for CE credits.

Once every 10 years you will be re-evaluated for your aptitude as a CPH.

Through campus based and online programs, aspiring Public Health Professionals in Memphis, Nashville, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Clarksville and Murfreesboro, Tennessee may be able to prepare themselves for the possibility of employment in some of the largest hospitals and healthcare facilities in the state including the Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Memorial Hospital, Jackson-Madison County General Hospital and Nashville's Baptist Hospital.

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