The MPAH program at CSU afforded me the
opportunity to excel on my career path. While working full-time at
the Columbus Health Department as a Health Educator, I pursued my
MPAH; upon graduating, I was able to transition into the position
of Public Information Officer for the West Central Health District.
While there I was recruited by Lockheed Martin to work as a
contractor for the Center's for Disease Control as a Health
Communication Specialist, this was my dream job. Without my MPAH
degree, I am confident I would not have had the opportunity to work
in both rewarding jobs. Currently I am the Executive Director with
the West Central Georgia Cancer Coalition, in the non-profit world,
this degree allows you to utilize all of the classes within the
curriculum. My path to success can be attributed to the wonderful
teachers and the outstanding MPAH program at CSU. The flexibility
of the program was great. I can't sing enough praises about this
program and am truly thankful and invite anyone who would like to
pursue their MPAH, to try CSU.
Because of the Health Science Program, I am pursuing
a Master's Degree in Public Health. I am prepared both academically
and personally. The faculty have helped with internships,
connections, and discipline. Thank you!!!!
The Health Science program prepared me for a
rewarding career as an Environmental Health Specialist by building
a foundation of knowledge in public health.
The Health Science program at Columbus State
University is the foundation of my career in public health. The
program provided me with the tools that became instrumental for my
career as a Health Educator for a non-profit organization and a
Community Support Worker for the State of Georgia. With the support
of very knowledgeable staff, I exceeded my personal expectations by
continuing to reach the bar that the professors set forth. I'm
currently pursuing my MPH so that I can be a positive influence to
others just as the professors were to me."
I graduated with a degree in Health Science from
CSU in December 2008. During the course of my studies, I gained a
thorough knowledge of public health and education. I have just
started my new career as a Kinship Care and Caregiver Specialist at
the Area Agency on Aging. An essential tool that helped me obtain
this job was my professional portfolio, which I created in a course
titled 'Method/Materials in Health Education.' During the interview
process, not only did my professional portfolio serve as a
reference guide for me, it also highlighted my area of studies in
an organized manner.
I cannot express my appreciation enough to the staff of
professionals teaching the Health Science program at Columbus State