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Parks and Recreation, Master of Public Health

Master of Public Health

The Master of Public Health in Parks and Recreation provides students with the knowledge and skills to influence decisions about resources and land use with the health of the public in mind. Students in this program are either currently in, or desirous of, positions such as parks directors, program coordinators, proprietors of private recreation facilities, health department personnel, and possibly health and human services professionals. Graduates of the program will work within the parks, recreation, and leisure delivery systems in the built and natural environment to promote the health of the public.

As a student in the program, you complete 44 semester hours of graduate credit. Most students are part time (two courses per semester) and can complete the degree in four years. The curriculum covers such topics as administrative, theory, and management in parks, recreation, tourism, and public lands; public health policy and politics; population health determinants, legal aspects of recreation, philosophy of leisure and recreation, evidence-based approaches to public health; assessment and public health, leisure as a determinant of public health; human health, quality of life, and natural environments; leadership in inter-professional public health practice; and communication and culture in public health.

The Master of Public Health in Parks and Recreation is a non-thesis degree but does require a 3 credit field experience of practical application of public health principles under the supervision of a qualified preceptor.

Tuition & Fees

Cost for Indiana Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $437.68
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1313.04
Cost for Out of State Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $525.22
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1575.66

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