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M.P.H Public Health Assessment Results

Program Learning Outcomes

By using various assessment tools and/or rubrics within the classroom, American Public University System (APUS) is able to capture a snapshot of students’ success in fulfilling their program outcomes.  Signature assignments, generally in the final course of a program, are used to assess students’ proficiency in meeting each program outcome (PO).  In order to show proficiency in an area, a student must achieve a score of 85% or greater. American Public University System strives to have 70% or more (university benchmark) of our students reaching the 85% proficiency standard. When this benchmark isn't met, action is taken to improve curriculum and instruction to better serve our students. The below chart shows combined results of M.P.H Public Health students at APUS.

  • PO#1- Examine methods of epidemiology including statistical analysis and the impact of disease occurrence, both past and present, on population health.
  • PO#2- Evaluate the effects of environmental factors on the health of populations and implement culturally appropriate strategies to prevent and manage environmental hazards.
  • PO#3- Evaluate health policies and regulatory systems to address the management of population health.
  • PO#4- Apply emergency preparedness and disaster health management to public health and healthcare settings.
  • PO#5- Assess public health programs and create strategies responsive to the diverse cultural values and beliefs of the communities being served.
  • PO#6- Develop programs and/or interventions that effectively address the social determinants of health and health disparities.

MPH PO data

End of Program Survey

Student satisfaction is extremely important at American Public University System. Students are asked to complete a survey at the conclusion of their program to give insight on their experience. Below are anonymous, self-reported results, from the End of Program survey, for students in the M.P.H Public Health Program.

M.P.H Public Health EOP Survey Results