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

USF SafetyFlorida and OSHA Training Institute Education Center to host event honoring fallen workers

On April 28, the University of South Florida College of Public Health joins the nation to recognize Workers’ Memorial Day—a national observance honoring workers who have died in the workplace due to unsafe working conditions. Join local government and safety advocates for the commemoration from 3 to 5:30 p.m., Thursday, April 28, at the City […]

USF names Dr. Celeste Philip 2016 Florida Outstanding Woman in Public Health

On April 6, in a crowded auditorium on the University of South Florida Tampa campus, Philip was named the 2016 Florida Outstanding Woman in Public Health. “I was not surprised to learn that AFTER we made this selection, someone in Tallahassee had the foresight to name her the interim surgeon general and health officer for […]

Happiness resonates during Peace Corps Week

USF’s Peace Corps Master’s International Program ranks 1st in the Southeast. Peace Corps Week celebrates President Kennedy’s establishment of the Peace Corps on March 1, 1961. During this annual event, Peace Corps communities, institutions and volunteers around the world celebrate how the Peace Corps continues to make a difference at home and abroad.   This […]