Education

Goal

Provide an academic environment that includes foundational preparation in public health, evidence-based practice and communication and professionalism for all students and prepares graduates for success as public health professionals, practitioners in the health professions, educators and researchers.

Objectives

  1. Achieve and maintain accreditation of the school by the Council on Education for Public Health and maintain the accreditation of the health professional programs in the Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences and in the Department of Rehabilitation Science.
  2. Maintain and enhance the school’s Office of Academic and Student Affairs and related functions that focus on student recruitment, advisement and career planning.
  3. Recruit a diverse and well-qualified student body.
  4. Recruit and retain a diverse and well qualified core faculty that aligns with the mission of the school and UB2020 strategic initiatives (Note: Other key characteristics of a diverse and well qualified faculty under the Research and Service goals).
  5. Develop and assess academic programs and their curricula.
  6. Provide a core curriculum that will enable students to gain and demonstrate a foundational knowledge of public health, evidence-based practice and communication & professionalism.
  7. Prepare graduates for employment and further formal education.
  8. Provide workforce development opportunities in public health and other health professions.