How to Become a Public Health & Program Manager

How to Become a Public Health Practitioner

Since most of those pursuing this career are usually established clinical professionals, distance learning and part-time programs both exist to satisfy the education requirements of this specialty. Programs cover program analysis, epidemiology, data-based inference, public health management, and similar matters.

The Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) and Association of Schools & Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) websites both offer comprehensive school listings and resources for this career.

1. Earn a Bachelor's Degree (4 Years)

You must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited university in public health, or in Business Administration or Health Sciences.

You can perhaps get a job in Clinical Managing with only a Bachelor's but most jobs will require additional clinical experience. Small practices and departmental programs may only require a bachelor's degree.

2. Earn a Master's Degree (2 Years)

Most PHPPMs hold a master's degree in public health or related field like such as health services administration, long-term care administration, health sciences, or business administration. Graduate are arduous and highly competitive and many have an additional year of supervised administrative coursework after the class portion of the Master's is complete.