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M.S. in Health Promotion


The M.S. in health promotion prepares students to work in public health and human services agencies at the local, state, national and international levels.

Minimum Total Credit Hours: 36

Course Requirements

For the M.S. in health promotion, a minimum of 36 hours of graduate study are required. Included in the 36-hour curriculum is a 21-hour core and one of two 15-hour options (internship or thesis).

Core Curriculum (21 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) HP 646 - Introduction to Epidemiology (3)

Internship Option (15 hours) HP 697 - Internship in health promotion (9) Approved electives (3) Statistics (Advisor approved) (3)

Thesis Option (15 hours) HP 697 - Thesis (6) Statistics (advisor approved) (3) Approved electives (6)

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