Marymount University

Graduate Catalog 2013-14

Health Promotion Management

Health Promotion Management (M.S.)

This program prepares new and current health promotion practitioners to plan, implement, and evaluate health promotion and wellness programs in a variety of settings: hospitals, corporations, health maintenance organizations, community health agencies, health clubs, government agencies, and academic campuses.

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to

  • Exhibit the knowledge and skills to function as competent graduate-level health educators;
  • Select, choose, and implement contemporary non technology-based equipment, industry tools/inventories, and/or other practical "hands-on" applications in health and wellness;
  • Evaluate the rationality and sensitivity of values and ethics in the health and wellness filed using critical thinking behaviors/skills;
  • Evaluate various methods of technology in the classroom, in designing and evaluating health promotion programs, and/or in the clinical setting;
  • Plan, implement, administer and evaluate health education strategies, interventions and programs;
  • Critique research in order to assess individual and community needs for health education
  • Advocate for preventive health education; and
  • Advocate and communicate for health and health education

Admission Requirements: In addition to the universitywide requirements for graduate admission on page 11, applicants must also

  • present acceptable scores from either the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) (see Note on test scores on page 11);
  • provide two letters of recommendation from educators or employers who can attest to the applicant’s potential for graduate work; and
  • interview with the department chair.

NOTE: The testing requirement is waived for students who have earned a master’s degree from an accredited college or university. Students with significant professional experience in the field and a record of outstanding undergraduate or graduate performance may petition the chair for a waiver of the standardized test requirement.

Nondegree Admission; Students may enroll in health promotion management classes as nondegree students. No more than 9 credits may be taken without being admitted to the health promotion management degree program.

Minimum Grade Requirement: A grade of B- or better is needed to pass core courses. No course may be repeated more than once. Students who receive a grade below B- in three or more graduate courses are subject to dismissal, even if courses were repeated for a higher grade. Students are required to maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Degree Requirements – Health Promotion Management

36 credits

HPR 501 Foundations of Health Education and Health Promotion

HPR 502 Introduction to Public Health and Preventive Medicine

HPR 520 Principles of Epidemiology

HPR 534 Topics in Nutrition and Weight Management or HPR 500 Exercise Physiology

HPR 540 Designing and Evaluating Health Promotion Programs

HPR 555 Health Communication

HPR 598 Internship

NU 591 Health Care Research

6 credits in HPR electives

6 additional credits of graduate coursework

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Graduate Catalog 2013-14

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