FAQs: Public Health Bachelor's Degrees

Each program is responsible for defining what 'introduced' and 'covered' mean. For example, one program may define a domain as introduced if it is included in the class readings or presentation and covered if it is specifically assessed. Another program may define a domain as introduced or covered based on the level of assessment from Bloom's Taxonomy. The evaluation of the appropriateness of how you map the curriculum to the required domains is part of the peer-review process.

The Council defines diverse audiences as audiences from an array of backgrounds, professions, communities, literacy levels, etc. For example, students would use different communication skills to advocate to a legislator, write an op-ed for a local newspaper, communicate health education findings in a brochure and present findings at a scientific conference.

No. If your bachelor's degree is part of a public health program that includes the MPH, you will continue to use the criteria for schools and programs. The required curriculum for bachelor's degrees is defined in Criterion D. If, however, the bachelor's degree is the sole degree level included in your unit of accreditation and your IAS was accepted by the Council after June 2018, you must follow the revised 2018 criteria for standalone baccalaureate programs.

If you have any questions about what is included in your unit of accreditation, contact a CEPH staff member.