The Master of Science in Health Promotion prepares professionals for the successful design, implementation, and evaluation of health promotion interventions. Students are prepared in the science and art of helping people change their lifestyle and behaviors through a combination of efforts that involve cognitive and behavioral modification, and environmental and cultural change. The program is designed to meet the needs of both traditional graduate students and working professionals, with graduates having the skills and knowledge to work with a wide variety of populations and in diverse settings. The program provides opportunity to pursue specific areas of emphasis within Health Promotion which can include but are not limited to: aging, exercise science, health psychology, nutrition, social marketing, health communications, worksite health, or customized study.
The Master of Science in Health Promotion provides the opportunity and forum or individuals from diverse backgrounds to gain competencies in and share ideas about health issues central to the field of health promotion. It provides a unique opportunity for faculty and students from a variety of educational and professional backgrounds to work collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary environment toward the development of programs and knowledge that can be of service to the local, state and national community. The program is geared towards dealing with the realities facing public health in the 21st century.