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.

Fort Collins

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:

Lyric Cinema Cafe
Quirky movies, beer, food, and fun, Lyric provides a friendly and unique atmosphere for any cinema buff out there!
Avogadro's Number
Popular music venue with great food, diverse crowd, and one of the best patios in FoCo. Avogadro’s Number is the place to be for relaxing, & good conversations and great music.
Alleycat Cafe
Located just across the street from campus on Laurel and Mason this 24hr coffee shop boasts a vegetarian friendly menu and amazing caffeinated goodies! Did I mention free WiFi?
Odell Brewing Company
A fantastic example of our craft beer culture, this brewery host tours and events regularly as well as has a bar located within.
Lory State Park
Numerous picnic and camping areas with our famous Horsetooth Mountain as a backdrop only 20 minutes away!
New Belgium Brewing
Perhaps the most famous of our craft breweries, New Belgium is the first wind-powered brewery as well as a fun place to work and tour!
Fort Collins Museum of Discovery
Fun for all ages with tons of interactive exhibits and numerous events!

Fort Collins Info Sheet

Student and Professional Organizations

CSU MPH Student Council

The CSU chapter of the CSPH student council becomes the voice of students, addressing everything from which trainings should be offered free for students to CPR certification reimbursement.

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

The One Health concept is a worldwide strategy for expanding interdisciplinary collaborations and communications in all aspects of health care for humans, animals, and the environment. The mission of the One Health Club at Colorado State University is to encourage increased collaboration among students, faculty, and community members in interdisciplinary health sciences fields, in order to gain a greater appreciation and understanding for the inextricable link between animal, human, and environmental health. Visit the One Health website for more information.
CSU One Health Club

American Evaluation Association

The American Evaluation Association is an international professional association of evaluators devoted to the application and exploration of program evaluation, personnel evaluation, technology, and many other forms of evaluation. Evaluation involves assessing the strengths and weaknesses of programs, policies, personnel, products, and organizations to improve their effectiveness. Visit the AEA website for more information.
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.

Association of Professionals in Infection Prevention and Epidemiology

Colorado Public Health Association

The Colorado Public Health Association (CPHA) aims toward health equity for the residents of Colorado.

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 Public Health Association

Colorado Society of Public Health Educators

For over 60 years, SOPHE has been in the forefront of promoting health education all around the world. The COSOPHE chapter was started in 1999 and now has over 130 members around Colorado.

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.

Colorado SOPHE

American Public Health Association

One of the oldest public health organizations in the world, the American Public Health Association (APHA) strives to improve the health of all Americans by protecting from serious public health threats, supporting community education and promoting preventative programs and initiatives.

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.

American Public Health Association

Colorado Environmental Health Association

Established in 1947, the Colorado Environmental Health Association (CEHA) promotes the advancement of general, professional, or technical environmental health. CEHA is also very active in the Colorado legislation and includes a diverse array of professions all aimed toward the goal of a healthy environment.

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.

Colorado Environmental Health Association