Master of Science in Health Education and Promotion

The Master of Science in Health Education and Promotion is a graduate degree designed to provide professional educational opportunities to wellness directors, health education practitioners including certified health education specialists, researchers, corporate wellness/fitness coordinators, health department personnel, and others.

Our students have the opportunity to improve their intellectual and professional skills through advanced classroom instruction, participation in behavioral research, and community service learning activities. Graduates of this advanced degree will be employed in a variety of venues, including education settings, health care institutions, private health clinics, rehabilitation centers, businesses, athletic teams, and other facilities.

This program is offered both fully online and in person. Learn more about the online Health Education and Promotion program.

Admission Requirements

In addition to the documents required by the Graduate School, the following items must also be submitted:

  • Undergraduate transcript(s): Applicants are expected to have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited university. Students are eligible for regular admission with a GPA of 2.7.
  • Reference letters: Applicants should obtain two letters of reference from college professors or individuals familiar with their academic work. The writers of the reference letters should place the letters in an envelope, seal it, and sign across the seal. Applicants should collect the sealed reference letters and forward them to the Graduate School.
  • Letter of intent: Each applicant must submit a letter of intent describing the field or specialty within Health, Human Performance, and Sport Management for which training is sought, and describe how the proposed training relates to the student’s career goals. Letters should not exceed 500 words.

Students who apply to the M.S. in Health Education and Promotion program are evaluated on a competitive basis by the faculty, and acceptance is conferred to the most qualified applicants.

Graduation Requirements

Students must successfully complete 36 hours of approved courses, a comprehensive exam, and a thesis or project.