M.S. in Community Health Promotion

Master of Science, Community Health Promotion

The master's degree in Community Health Promotion provides a high quality, student-oriented program designed to train skilled practitioners and researchers to design, implement, and evaluate interventions that promote health and prevent disease. The M.S. program is ideal for individuals interested in helping people and communities adopt healthy behaviors and healthy lifestyles. Graduates go on to work in a variety of settings, including community health settings, public health departments, nonprofit agencies, wellness centers, hospitals, corporate wellness programs, and health organizations. The M.S. in Community Health Promotion will also provide preparation for doctoral work in public health or health education.

Students are required to complete a six credit hour research and statistics core in conjunction with a strong community health promotion core. Students also have the opportunity to enroll in interdisciplinary classes in business, kinesiology, exercise science and human environmental sciences to supplement their overall learning experiences.

Students are provided the opportunity to connect classroom learning with actual research or "service learning" through courses such as independent study, independent research, thesis research and internships. Typically, community health promotion graduate students also take a computer and grant writing class to supplement their learning experience.

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