Department of
Social and Behavioral Health Sciences
At New Brunswick

Competencies for the
Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) in Health Education & Behavioral Science
(72 credits)

Each Department identifies competencies for each degree offered. These competencies reflect the full range of knowledge, skills, and other attributes that a student will acquire as a result of completing the requirements for a particular degree.

**UPDATE** Please note we are not accepting applications to the DrPH degree program for the 2017-2018 academic year as we revise the DrPH curriculum. The PhD degree program is accepting applications.

Upon graduation, a student completing the DrPH curriculum in Health Education & Behavioral Science will be able to:

DrPH Common Competencies
  • Apply qualitative and quantitative research approaches to address issues at the community and population level;
  • Integrate knowledge, approaches, methods, values and potential contributions from multiple professions and systems in addressing public health problems;
  • Deliver training or educational experiences that promote learning in academic, organizational and community settings; and
  • Design system-level interventions that influence population health outcomes in multi-disciplinary team approaches that promote health equity and disease prevention.
Health Education and Behavioral Science Concentration Competencies
  • Critically analyze scientific literature;
  • Develop, implement and be able to supervise health-based program;
  • Design and conduct research or evaluation investigations related to health behavior;
  • Demonstrate proficiency in program evaluation and related data analysis strategies; and
  • Demonstrate proficiency in behavioral/environmental models of behavior change.