Health Education MPH Goals and Objectives | Public Health and Recreation Professions | SIU

Southern Illinois University



College of Education and Human Services

MPH Goals and Objectives

Goal 1

The MPH program in community health education will prepare community health educators with knowledge and skills.

The following measurable objectives will monitor progress toward this goal:

  • Objective 1.1: Students will be proficient in knowledge and skills.
  • Objective 1.2: Students will have maintained at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average throughout the program.
  • Objective 1.3: Students will be assessed as proficient or accomplished in their practicum experience as determined by pre-established criteria.
  • Objective 1.4: Students will successfully complete all elements of the culminating experience.
  • Objective 1.5: Full-time students will complete the program within two years of entry; part-time MPH students will graduate within five years.
  • Objective 1.6: Within one year of graduation, graduates will be employed or be accepted into continuing education.
  • Objective 1.7: Faculty instruction courses will be observed at least twice annually.
  • Objective 1.8: Faculty will participate in ongoing professional instruction oriented development on an annual basis.

Goal 2

Respond to professional and community health needs by providing health-focused consultative service and workforce development.

The following measurable objectives will monitor progress toward this goal:

  • Objective 2.1: Faculty will be engaged with professional organizations.
  • Objective 2.2: Faculty will be engaged in service with private and community organizations.
  • Objective 2.3: Students will participate in at least one community service activity.
  • Objective 2.4: Graduate students in the department will assess community workforce development needs
  • Objective 2.5: Faculty will conduct workforce development activities in response to identified needs.

Goal 3

Faculty and students are engaged in the discovery and production of new knowledge related to public health.

The following measurable objectives will monitor progress toward this goal:

  • Objective 3.1: Faculty will be involved in ongoing research related to public health.
  • Objective 3.2: Faculty will disseminate research findings annually via presentations at professional conferences.
  • Objective 3.3: Faculty will submit or publish peer-reviewed publications or scholarly articles.
  • Objective 3.4: Faculty will collaborate with colleagues from other disciplines and/or community partners on research activities.
  • Objective 3.5: Faculty will apply for internal and/or external grants.
  • Objective 3.6: Students will complete individual or collaborative research projects by the time they finish their degree.