MPH in Parks and Recreation

The Highest Standards in Public Health Education Within Your Reach

A 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. 


Program of Study

The MPH in Parks and Recreation provides the opportunity to earn an advanced degree within a two-year period by completing 44 credit hours of course work if taking courses full-time (4 courses per semester). Most students are part-time (2 courses per semester) and can complete the degree in 4 years. This 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. 

Graduation

You have worked hard on your degree or certificate. You are cordially invited to come to Bloomington to be a part of the IU Ceremony and attend the special reception hosted by the Dean of the School of Public Health-Bloomington.

For more information about this program, please contact:

Melissa Page
Project Specialist
melipage@indiana.edu
(812) 855-1232