Graduate Catalog 2012-13
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
Admission Requirements: In addition to the Universitywide requirements for graduate admission, applicants must also
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.
HPR 501 Foundations of Health Education and Health Promotion
HPR 502 Introduction to Public Health and Preventive Medicine
HPR 520 Principles of Epidemiology
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