An MPH from the IU School of Public Health-Bloomington opens doors to a variety of exciting opportunities. Tracking of post-graduation outcomes of the most recent cohort of MPH graduates revealed that 88 percent of graduates reported employment or continuing education within six months of earning their degree (with the outcomes of 95% of MPH graduates known).
School of Public Health-Bloomington graduates with an MPH degree in Parks and Recreation will most likely work in administrative positions within municipal and public park sectors, and be able to:
- Effectively develop programs with overarching goals to improve the status of their community’s public health
- Eloquently articulate the significant role parks and recreation have in supporting public health, and
- Interface with traditional public health professionals (and others) to develop and coordinate innovative and collaborative solutions to community public health challenges.
Example positions for graduates of this proposed program include the following:
- Municipal park superintendent or director
- Program coordinator/director for park agency
- Program coordinator/director for the National Park Service’s Healthy Parks-Healthy People program
- Proprietor of a private recreation facility or service provider
- State park program director/coordinator
- Local (county or city) health department associate
- Extension agent (health and human services position)