Public Health Practice

Welcome to the Public Health Practice Program at the University of South Florida

The health care system in the United States is undergoing unprecedented change in organization, financing, and access. Leaders in this rapidly changing environment need to be knowledgeable about these changes and what they mean for the future of the public health system.

The Public Health Practice (PHP) Program at USF provides individuals with the tools to provide leadership in public health. The PHP program is designed for those individuals who already have significant work experience in health-related settings and who wish to earn the MPH degree. As a student enrolled in the PHP program, you will obtain the best available knowledge and skills relevant to your work in a rapidly changing environment. At the same time, your perspective as a student is enriched by your experience in “real world” settings, experience which enhances the learning of other students.

News and Headlines

Public health graduates future heroes

“Never doubt that a single individual can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has—Margaret Mead,” said Dr. Kay Perrin, interim associate dean for the Office of Academic and Student Affairs in USF College of Public Health. This is one of many graduation-related ‘charges’ issued to the Class of 2016. On […]

Vice Admiral Michael Devany’s devotion to turning tides

“You can dictate and write laws about what you should do and what you need to do, but it’s much better if you can engage it from a stakeholder perspective and get people involved in creating their own solution,” said USF College of Public Health alumnus Vice Admiral Michael Devany. He has spent his career […]

Workers’ Memorial Day highlights need for workplace safety

The USF SafetyFlorida Consultation Program and USF OSHA Training Institute Education Center honored the lives of fallen workers during the Workers’ Memorial Day Commemoration Service, April 28, at the City of Temple Terrace, Council Chambers. “We can do more about workplace deaths,” said Charlene Sitterly, USF SafetyFlorida program director. “Recommit yourself and your company to […]