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M.S. in Health Promotion


The M.S. in health promotion enables a student to participate in research projects involving exercise behavior, injury prevention, and health promotion, from individual, workplace, and community perspectives.

Minimum Total Credit Hours: 33

Course Requirements

For the M.S. in health promotion, a minimum of 33 hours of graduate study are required. Included in the 33-hour curriculum is an 18-hour core and one of two 15-hour options (internship or thesis).

Core Curriculum (18 hours) HP 600—Foundations of Health Promotion (3) HP 605—Health Promotion Planning (3) HP 615—Personal Health Promotion (3) HP 625—Research Design and Evaluation (3) HP 635—Advances in Health (3) HP 645—Organization and Administration of Health Promotion Programs (3)

Internship Option (15 hours) HP 627—Internship in Health Promotion (9) Approved electives (6)

Thesis Option (15 hours) HP 697—Thesis (6) Statistics (adviser approval) (3) Approved electives (6)

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