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what is the job of a health practitioner

AAHE: Health educators plan, implement and evaluate the effects of educational programs and strategies designed to improve the health of individuals, families and communities. Health educators work in schools and universities; federal, state and local public health departments; hospitals and managed care settings; voluntary groups; businesses; international organizations; and other settings.


community health action at work

Dr. Muhammad Antaki
-United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNWRA)
Led an educational campaign and an environmental modification program for children with disabilities
-march raise awareness of issue
-15 awareness workshops related to disability, treatment, care and rehabilitation


bachelor of arts (BA)

Granted in the humanities department, requires general education courses along with foreign language


bachelor of Science (BS)

More major courses, fewer electives, and a formal minor or research paper


graduate health degrees
academic master's degree

Masters of Arts (MA), Masters of Science (MS) – awarded in the liberal arts and sciences. Prepares students for application of theory to health issues and focus on one area.


professional master's degree

Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH), Master of Public Health (MPH) – designed for professionals with required practical work experience.



generalized preparation for public health work.



focuses on one particular public health topic.


Doctorate of Education (EdD)

practice focused


Doctor of Public Health (DrPH)

Professional degree that encompasses a broad spectrum in public health and may focus on one specific aspect of public health.


Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Requires original research and a dissertation


prerequisites for each institution

GPA requirements
GRE requirements
Submit a paper
Attend an interview with faculty
Submit letters of recommendation
Perform other specific requirements to gain admission
**apply to more than one universities to increase options`


career options in health

Education settings (K-12 and higher education)
Research organizations
Medical care settings
Worksite healthcare settings
Nontraditional health settings
Private voluntary or nonprofit organizations
Philanthropic foundations
Professional or technical associations/organizations/societies
Private industrial companies
Government/public health agencies
Intergovernmental organizations