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School of Health Sciences

Academic Advising
3070 Human Health Building
433 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
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(248) 370-2369
shs@oakland.edu

Dean's Office
Human Health Building
(248) 370-3562
shs@oakland.edu

School of Health Sciences

Academic Advising
3070 Human Health Building
433 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
(location map)
(248) 370-2369
shs@oakland.edu

Dean's Office
Human Health Building
(248) 370-3562
shs@oakland.edu

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WHP/MPH Dual Degree

The BS to MPH 4+1 Plan is a combined bachelor/master degree program that provides high-achieving students an opportunity to complete a bachelor's and master's degree in less time than would be required if the two degrees were done independently. Participants can graduate with a Master of Public Health degree in approximately one calendar year after completing a B.S. in Wellness and Health Promotion. Students in this program complete 12 graduate level credits at undergraduate tuition rates. Students who have a minimum overall undergraduate GPA of 3.2 and have earned a 3.0 or above GPA in each of the 12-credits of graduate courses will be reclassified as a graduate student through Graduate Study.

For more information on this program, contact the WHP program coordinator, Dr. Florence Dallo at dallo@oakland.edu or advisers in the School of Health Sciences. View the Master of Public Health program website for additional details.

Course Requirements

Wellness and Health Promotion B.S.

Core Requirements:Credit Hours
HS 2500Human Nutrition and Health4
HS 2150Stress Management3
HS 2250 or PSY 2500Research Methods4
HRD 3300Instructional Design4
WHP 3500Health Program Implementation4
WHP 2800Introduction to Health Literacy4
WHP 3000Wellness Across the Life Span4
PSY 3450Health Psychology4
HS 3400Contemporary Issues in Personal Health2
WHP 3600Wellness Facilitation4
WHP 3800Persuasion and Marketing in Health4
HS 4500 or otherWriting Intensive in the Major4
EXS 2700Safety and First Aid in Exercise Settings2
WHP 400/4030Assessment & Interventions in Wellness4
WHP 4950Internship4

Graduate Courses:Credits:
PH 5000Foundations of Health Behavior and Health Education4
PH 5100Principles of Community-Based Participatory Research4
PH 5200Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation of Public Health Interventions4
Steps to Graduation

If a student has a minimum overall GPA of 3.2, has at least sophomore standing, and has completed: EHS 2550 (or STA 2220); HS 2250 (or PSY 2500); WHP 2800; and WHP 3500, the student may apply to the Accelerated BS to MPH (4+1) program through the graduate office. Qualified applicants will be given a delayed admission to the MPH program. (Full, formal admission will not take place until the student successfully completes his or her undergraduate degree with an overall GPA of 3.0). Applications are due February 1.

A student accepted into the 4+1 program continues his or her undergraduate degree with the substitution of 3 graduate courses as shown below:

Please note that students must be accepted into the 4+1 program before taking any graduate level courses.

Courses
PH 5000Foundations of Health Behavior and Health Education
PH 5100Principles of Community-Based Participatory Research
PH 5200Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation of Public Health Interventions

If a 4+1 program student has successfully graduated with a BS degree and an overall GPA of 3.0, he or she and is fully admitted to graduate MPH program. Classes to be completed are:

Courses
PH 5400Statistical Methods in Public Health
PH 5500Introduction to Epidemiology
PH 5700Health Policy & Management
PH 5600Introduction to Environmental Health Sciences
PH 5960Public Health Practicum
PH 5996Public Health Capstone
Eight credits of electives