Public Health Institute

The Summer Public Health Institute offers courses for students and practice professionals in public health and related fields. Participants can build or expand their professional expertise, learn best practices, broaden career options, network with other professionals, or explore a new area of interest. Courses are intensive, highly interactive and application-based with opportunities for field trips, case studies, hands-on labs, and simulations. All courses are eligible for CPH recertification credit. Credit hours vary by course.

Summer Public Health Institute 2018

May 21 – June 8
Week 1: May 21 – 25
Week 2: May 29 – June 1
Week 3: June 4 – 8

The course schedule will be finalized and available in January 2018

Who Should Attend

  • Graduate students in public health, medicine, veterinary medicine, nursing, dentistry, public affairs, law, social work, pharmacy, public policy, global health, agricultural, food and environmental sciences
  • Practice professionals in public health and other health and human service organizations; city, county, state and federal government agencies; private-sector businesses and industry

Public Health Institute Planning Team

Meghan Taylor

Coleen Dorman
Program Associate

2018 Public Health Institute Competencies/Domains

The Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals (Core Competencies) are a consensus set of skills for the broad practice of public health, as defined by the 10 Essential Public Health Services. Developed by the Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice (Council on Linkages), the Core Competencies reflect foundational skills desirable for professionals engaging in the practice, education, and research of public health.

The Public Health Institute offers courses in the following domains. Courses will be listed under each domain once the schedule is finalized.

Public Health Policy & Systems Development Domain
(Policy Development/Program Planning Skills – Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills)

Community Intervention Domain
(Community Dimensions of Practice Skills – Cultural Competency Skills)

Assessment and Basic Sciences Domain
(Analytic/Assessment Skills – Basic Public Health Science Skills)

Program Management and Communication Domain
(Financial Planning and Management Skills – Communication Skills)

Course materials and textbooks

All academic credit students and all professional continuing education participants are responsible for the purchase of required course materials and/or textbooks in addition to tuition and fees. Course material requirements will be available upon registration via the Moodle site.

Course Location

Institute courses are held on the Minneapolis campus of the University of Minnesota. Specific directions, classroom locations and maps will be e-mailed to all participants no later than two weeks before the start of their first course.


The University of Minnesota offers a number of summer housing options for students.

Public Health Institute Planning Team

Meghan Taylor

Coleen Dorman
Program Associate

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Summer Public Health Institute
Telephone: 612-626-6626

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