Health Professions | Undergraduate and Graduate Programs

Undergraduate Programs




The University of Memphis Loewenberg College of Nursing (LCON) is proud to offer an online Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree to Registered Nurses based on the core values of excellence, competence and caring. By working closely with qualified faculty, you can earn a degree that will enhance your ability to positively influence the profession of nursing and ultimately positively affect patient health outcomes.

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Healthcare Leadership

This bachelor’s degree online program concentration in Healthcare Leadership (HCL) provides a comprehensive exposure to the field of leadership with coursework in areas such as the healthcare environment, professionalism, leadership, business skills, and communication. The need for qualified healthcare administrators with leadership acumen and ethical fitness is significant, as these individuals are in great demand within the dynamic and complex healthcare landscape.

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Health Sciences

The Health Sciences concentration in the College of Health Sciences combines both basic sciences and behavioral sciences into an applied discipline to promote healthy living. It provides students with the foundation, knowledge, and skills in the area of health promotion. The bachelor’s degree online program offers elective hours to allow students to pursue interests among the various health professions, such as occupational therapy, physician assistant, physical therapy, pharmacy, dental, etc.

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Health Services

The Bachelor of Professional Studies (BPS) with a Concentration in Health Services in the College of Professional and Liberal Studies has three core tenets and they are liberal studies, professionalism, and service. This University of Memphis online degree curriculum will prepare online students for a wide range of healthcare positions in the service industry such as hospitals, health departments, health agencies, state and federal government agencies, research facilities, schools, and industry. This online bachelor’s degree program is also for experienced healthcare professionals who desire to pursue an online education in order to further knowledge in healthcare management, service, and healthcare trends by taking courses in such areas as etiquette and professionalism, service, financial management, interpersonal skills, laws, policies, global and population health, as well as the social context of healthcare.

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Graduate Programs


Executive Master of Health Administration

The Online Executive Master of Health Administration degree offered at the University of Memphis School of Public Health is one of the UofM nationally-ranked programs, currently 33rd in US News and World Report health administration rankings.  More than a diploma, the UofM online EMHA delivers an educational experience designed for the busy healthcare professional aspiring for advanced leadership roles in the health care industry.

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Lifestyle Medicine

Master of Science in Lifestyle Medicine

This fully online, 30-credit-hour graduate program places a heightened emphasis on evidence-based lifestyle-related interventions and health behaviors specifically tailored for the prevention and management of chronic diseases. Our program is designed to establish a strong foundation in lifestyle medicine and promote it as the primary approach to prevent and treat chronic conditions and disease, ultimately leading to improved longevity and quality of life.

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Master of Science in Nursing – Nursing Education

Secure your nursing future with an award-winning education through the Loewenberg College of Nursing. Their online graduate programs have been ranked #17 by the U.S. News and World Report. The MSN – Nursing Education concentration prepares nurse educators for careers in various healthcare settings.

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Master of Science in Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner

Part of an online graduate program ranked #17 by the U.S. News and World Report, the Family Nurse Practitioner concentration prepares nurses to become nationally-certified, state-licensed advanced practice nurses who care for patients across the lifespan.  It is a fully-online program with on-campus intensives.

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Doctorate in Nursing (PhD)

The Loewenberg College of Nursing PhD Program is a seven-semester (3.5 years), full-time program offered online that prepares nurse researchers, scholars and educators in academic nursing and/or healthcare settings.

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Master of Science in Nutrition – Environmental Nutrition

The master's program in Environmental Nutrition is a fully online, 33-credit hour program that emphasizes nutritional issues through an environmental lens. This master’s degree program online examines the relationships between food, nutrition, and the environment.

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Master of Science in Exercise Nutrition

The master's degree in Exercise Nutrition is a fully online, 30-credit-hour program. Balance school and life with the flexibility of our UofM Global program designed for those who desire increased knowledge and understanding of exercise and nutrition science. This master’s degree program online provides coursework in research methods and statistics, exercise physiology, cellular nutrition and supportive areas of your choosing.

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Master of Public Health - Generalist

The CEPH-accredited Master of Public Health degree is a 42-credit degree that may be completed fully online.  The Generalist concentration allows students to tailor their degree based on their own area of interest in public health.  Graduates are prepared for positions in government agencies, health systems, and non-profits.

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Master of Public Health - Epidemiology

The 42-credit, fully online, CEPH-accredited, Master of Public Health degree with a concentration in Epidemiology focuses on epidemiologic methods and research skills such as study design, data collection methods, analysis, and interpretation and reporting of data.

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Master of Public Health - Social and Behavioral Sciences

The CEPH-accredited Master of Public Health with a concentration in Social and Behavioral Sciences is a 42-credit program that may be completed fully online.  Students learn about the social, behavioral, and environmental determinants of health and to develop and evaluate culturally appropriate interventions that improve community health.

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Master of Public Health - Urban Health

The CEPH-accredited Master of Public Health with a concentration in Urban Health is a 42-credit degree that can be completed fully online.  The Urban Health concentration focuses on complex health issues specific to urban areas, racial disparities, and the skills needed to improve the health of diverse urban populations.

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Family Nurse Practitioner Graduate Certificate

The Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Certificate program provides a formal program of study for master’s-prepared nurses interested in taking the national certification exam to practice as a Family Nurse Practitioner.

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Nursing Education Graduate Certificate

The University of Memphis graduate Nursing Education Certificate program provides a formal program of study for masters prepared nurses interested in obtaining a credential allowing them to teach in in various educational settings.

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Certificate in Health Systems Leadership

The Health Systems Leadership graduate certificate provides students with training in areas critical to 21st century healthcare, public health, and community health leadership.

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Certificate in Population Health

SPH is pleased to offer a fully online graduate certificate in Population Health. For public health practitioners and other healthcare leaders who are interested in improving health outcomes in the community. This online graduate certificate can be completed in two semesters.

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Certificate in Sport Nutrition and Dietary Supplementation

The graduate certificate in Sport Nutrition and Dietary Supplementation is particularly useful for registered dietitians/nutritionists, strength and conditioning coaches, personal trainers, and healthcare providers (e.g., nurses, pharmacists) who may receive questions from athletes and/or patients specific to the topics of sport nutrition and dietary supplementation. The certificate consists of three required courses and one elective. All courses are delivered online and can be completed in any sequence.

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