University of West Florida Master of Public Health Program receives re-accreditation
The University of West Florida Master of Public Health Program recently achieved re-accreditation from the Council on Education for Public Health though 2021.
“We are thrilled that our major accrediting body recognized the high quality of our program, including the strengths of our local community partnerships, as well as our institutional, faculty, staff and student commitments to excellence,” said Dr. Rodney Guttmann, interim chair for the UWF Department of Public Health, Clinical and Health Sciences and director of the Center on Aging. “I think with the concern over Ebola, everyone appreciates the need to be knowledgeable regarding the benefits of public health education and practice. The faculty is looking forward to continued expansion of their research, outreach and educational programs throughout the community so that we are prepared now and in the future.”
By being approved for re-accreditation, the program maintains its stature among other CEPH-accredited public health schools and programs. It also ensures that UWF graduates will be able to sit for the National Board of Public Health Examiners certification.
The UWF Master of Public Health Program is a member of the Association of Accredited Public Health Programs. Offered fully online since 2006, it provides opportunities for students worldwide who wish to work in the public health to address some of the growing threats from the increasing burden of chronic diseases and emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases. It has been ranked among the top online public health programs by GraduatePrograms.com, GetEducated.com and TheBestSchools.org.