In June 2013 the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announced large reductions/reallocations in the FY2013 budget. One of the major cuts was to the national Public Health Training Centers (PHTC) program in which LIFEPATH falls. We learned that beginning September 1, 2013, all PHTCs across the nation will receive a minimum reduction of 78% of the current funding level.
Due to this reduction, funding for stipend monies will no longer be permitted by HRSA. This decision affects LIFEPATH in that we must discontinue our Field Scholars program and will not be able to take any new students into our academic stipend program. However, LIFEPATH is still committed to public health education in Tennessee and still will serve as a resource for those interested in public health degrees. All public health degree programs are still available at the ETSU College of Public Health and looking for interested students.
If you are interested in public health education at ETSU College of Public Health, please visit http://www.etsu.edu/cph/ to learn about academic opportunities.
Undergraduate Certificate Synopsis
Public Health Fundamentals for Field Professionals – Qualifying Criteria
To provide an educational program targeted to meet the needs of experienced public health professionals who have at least one year of college credit, but who have not completed an undergraduate degree. This training will provide you with an introduction to core concepts of public health.
Graduate Certificates Synopsis
Epidemiology Graduate Certificate
This program focuses on the application of basic and advanced epidemiological methods to public health problems.
- Nine (9) credit hours will transfer into the Master of Public Health in Epidemiology concentration.
Health Care Management Certificate
The Health Care Management Certificate program is designed to provide the learner with leadership and strategic management tools specifically for the health care environment.
- Eighteen (18) credit hours (entire program) will transfer into the Master of Public Health in Health Services Administration concentration.
Master of Public Health (MPH) Programs Synopsis
Master of Public Health – Epidemiology
Epidemiology is the basic science of public health, and as such epidemiologists are health professionals who study disease, illness, and injuries, and attempt to determine: who becomes ill, why certain people are more likely to become ill and how to prevent the spread of illness.
Master of Public Health – Health Services Administration
Health Services Administration is a multi-disciplinary field that focuses on the delivery, financing, and organization of public health and health care services and the development and implementation of health policy.
Doctor of Public Health Programs (DrPH) Synopsis
Doctor of Public Health – Community Health
Doctor of Public – Epidemiology
The Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) program offers an advanced professional degree designed for those who wish to pursue or further their career in public health practice. It prepares practitioners with competence in administration, advocacy, problem solving, research, and communication. Graduates are qualified to serve in a variety of leadership capacities at state, national, and international levels, enhancing the public’s health in both rural and urban settings.
Starting July 1, 2011, ETSU will publish online information related to “programs that prepare students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.” These are certificate programs, not bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, or doctoral degree programs. The university will also report information about Gainful Employment programs directly to the U.S. government. Materials for prospective students, such as the graduate application bulletin, and materials for current students, such as the graduate catalog, will link to this website. For more information regardining gainful employment, pleace check out this website.