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Physical Activity, MPH

Master of Public Health

Public health organizations have started focusing on physical inactivity, a modifiable behavior, because it is recognized as a major risk factor for chronic diseases. The IU Online Master of Public Health in Physical Activity prepares students to play an integral role in health promotion and disease prevention through physical activity.

As a student in this program, you are trained to quantify physical activity, monitor populations, and design public health interventions. You learn how to assess physical behavior, apply epidemiology and behavioral techniques, and describe the relationship between physical activity and health to develop public health policies.

Graduates of this program may work in such environments as:

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Local, state, and federal government
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Businesses and corporations
  • County and state health departments
  • Universities
  • Health foundations and health-based grant projects.

Your IU Online MPH in Physical Activity prepares you for such careers as:

  • Community health promotion specialist
  • Community physical activity specialist
  • Physical activity epidemiologist
  • Nutrition and physical activity program manager
  • Physical activity policy analyst
  • Public health advisor

Degree Requirements

To earn the MPH in Physical Activity, you must complete a total of 44 credit hours. Requirements are broken down as follows: 

  • MPH degree core courses (20 credit hours)
  • Physical activity concentration courses (12 credit hours)
  • Additional MPH concentration courses or electives (12 credit hours)


To be accepted to this program, you must have:
  1. A bachelor’s degree
  2. Cumulative GPA of 2.8 or higher
To apply to this program, complete an online application that includes:
  1. Official transcripts
  2. GRE scores (students with a GPA lower than 2.8 only)
  3. Resume
  4. Three letters of recommendation
  5. Statement of purpose, 600 words or fewer
  6. TOEFL or IELTS scores (international applicants only)



SPH-X 601 Assessment and Public Health 3 Credits
SPH-X 650 Evidence-Based Approaches to Public Health 3 Credits
SPH-X 660 Population Health Determinants 3 Credits
SPH-X 685 Public Health Policy and Politics 3 Credits
SPH-X 610 Professional Development Seminar 1 2 Credits
SPH-X 611 Professional Development Seminar 2 2 Credits
SPH-X 696 Professional Practice Experience in Public Health 4 Credits

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Tuition & Fees

Cost for Indiana Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $518.62
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1555.86

Additional fees will apply.

Cost for Out of State Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $621.98
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1865.94