Colorado School of Public Health students have the unique opportunity of experiencing three very different universities during their studies.
At Colorado State University, the spirit of interdisciplinary collaboration creates an experience unlike any other. This research powerhouse makes it a priority to give back to the community that nurtures it, developing a sustainable relationship that ensures progress.
The City of Fort Collins, in turn, provides not only a diverse and ever-changing culture, but is also home to many public health organizations, both local and national. Students who pursue their degree here will find boundless opportunities to find their own path in this growing profession.
Fort Collins is Colorado’s northern most city east of the Rockies and the state’s fourth most populous with an approximate population of 147,000. It has been on Money Magazine’s “Best Places to Live” list, claiming the number one spot in 2006. Framed by rolling foothills to the west, this little brew town bustles with an eclectic mix of people that guarantees never a dull moment. With as many bikes as people and 300 days of sunshine Fort Collins is the perfect place to be to enjoy the outdoors as well as a little socializing.
A few points of interest that every future resident should check out:
Student and Professional Organizations
CSU MPH Student Council
- To advance the interests of our students, to sponsor and support activities and resources that assist students during their time at Colorado State University.
- To build a future for students and the community, by having a recognizable and engaging government body focused on enhancing student experience through improvement of the educational environment and providing learning opportunities that lead to personal success while also preserving student rights.
Upcoming meeting times and announcements are sent via email and posted to Facebook.
CSU One Health Club
American Evaluation Association
Association of Professionals in Infection Prevention and Epidemiology
The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) is the leading professional association for infection preventionists (IPs) with more than 15,000 members. Their mission is to create a safer world through the prevention of infection. This is achieved by the provision of better care to promote better health at a lower cost. Visit the APIC website for more information.
Colorado Public Health Association
CPHA works together to assure Healthy People and Healthy Places in Colorado by:
- Bringing Together People, Groups, & Organizations
- Creating a Diverse Forum for Dialogue and Exchange of Ideas on Health & Environment Issues
- Leading & Advocating for Public & Environmental Health
- Promoting Professional Growth of Members
The CPHA has a growing relationship with Colorado School of Public Health and even offers scholarships for students. Mentoring is also available as well as ability to attend their annual conference. Students can become members for $15. Visit the CPHA website for more information.
Colorado Society of Public Health Educators
Mission: COSOPHE is committed to excellence in health education by providing leadership to the profession, advancing health education, and advocating for public health policies.
Membership for COSOPHE includes a monthly e-newsletter and discounts on various events and conferences. Visit the COSOPHE website for more information.
American Public Health Association
- A Healthy Global Society
- Improve the health of the public and achieve equity in health status
APHA has an active student assembly focused on facilitating professional development through networking and creating opportunities for students in the public health arena. As a member of APHA-SA you are able to attend the national conference as well as participate in programs such as their national mentoring program. Several other resources such as newsletters and online forums are also provided. Visit the APHA website for more information.
Colorado Environmental Health Association
Membership includes the ability to attend their annual conference as well as newsletters and connections with other environmental professionals. Scholarship opportunities are also available for CSU students studying environmental health. Visit the CEHA website for more information.