Public Health - Health Promotion & Behavioral Science (PHPB)

Subject-area course lists indicate courses currently active for offering at the University of Louisville. Not all courses are scheduled in any given academic term. For class offerings in a specific semester, refer to the Schedule of Classes.

500-level courses generally are included in both the undergraduate- and graduate-level course listings; however, specific course/section offerings may vary between semesters. Students are responsible for ensuring that they enroll in courses that are applicable to their particular academic programs.

Course Fees

Some courses may carry fees beyond the standard tuition costs to cover additional support or materials. Program-, subject- and course-specific fee information can be found on the Office of the Bursar website.


PHPB 300. Social and Behavioral Foundations of Public Health3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Spring Only

Prerequisite(s): Must be a Public Health major or a Public Health minor.

Description: The course explores how people, policy, environment, and their intersections affect public health and approaches for increasing the beneficial effects and decreasing the detrimental effects.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

PHPB 301. Health Equity - D1, SB3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall Only

Description: Health equity is a goal of public health as seen in Healthy People 2020. Race or ethnicity, gender, sexual identity, age, disability, socio-economic status, and geographic location (or some combinations of these factors) contribute to an individual's ability to achieve good health. Understanding health disparities involves a critical analysis of circumstances that produce differences in health outcomes among groups.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

PHPB 305. Public Health Education Principles and Strategies3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall Only

Prerequisite(s): Must be a Public Health major.

Description: Upon completing this course, students will have introductory knowledge and skills that characterize the work of public health educators. The course provides an overview of a wide range of practice issues encountered in the routine work of health educators.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

PHPB 501. Introduction to Public Health Behavior3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall Only

Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the School of Public Health and Information Sciences.

Description: This course reviews theoretical constructs of the causation of health-related behavior, including preventive, early diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitative behavior.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes