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Combined B.S./M.S. Program in Health Promotion Management

This dual program allows advanced students to complete a B.S. in Health Sciences and an M.S. in Health Promotion Management in five years.

Admission Requirements: In addition to meeting Universitywide undergraduate admission requirements, undergraduate students with a major in Health Sciences must have the following prerequisites to apply:
  • 93 undergraduate credits completed (typically at the end of the junior year);
  • completion of all undergraduate Health Sciences course requirements for the major (28 credits) except HPR 340, HPR 406, HPR 410, and HPR 415;
  • a minimum overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0;
  • a minimum GPA in the major of 3.5; and
  • two recommendation letters (one of which must be from a Health and Human Performance advisor).
Qualified students will take graduate Health Promotion Management courses during their senior year. These students are automatically admitted to the M.S. program at the end of their senior year, typically after completing a total of 120 undergraduate and graduate credits while maintaining the required GPAs. The GRE and interview are waived. Students complete 36 graduate credits in their fourth and fifth years of study to complete the M.S. in Health Promotion Management. Please see the University’s Graduate Catalog for details on the M.S. in Health Promotion Management program as well as graduate academic policies.

Graduate Student Status: Upon satisfactory completion of HPR 501, HPR 520, HPR 540, HPR 555, and awarding of the B.S. degree in Health Sciences, the student attains full admission to the M.S. program and is subject to all graduate student policies and procedures.

Degree Requirements

To fulfill the requirements of the major, all students in this program will take the following coursework in a sequence determined in collaboration with a faculty advisor. All students also must fulfill Liberal Arts Core and University requirements, and some of the following courses may also satisfy those requirements.
  • BIO 151 Biology I
  • BIO 152 Biology II
  • BIO 161 Anatomy and Physiology I
  • BIO 162 Anatomy and Physiology II
  • HPR 201 Introduction to Health and Exercise Science
  • HPR 202 Exercise Physiology
  • HPR 225 Health Psychology
  • HPR 240 Principles of Epidemiology or HPR 215 Introduction to Public Health*
  • HPR 260 Introduction to Sports Medicine
  • HPR 300 Essentials of Personal Training
  • HPR 302 Fitness and Health Assessment
  • HPR 304 Developing Physical Training Programs
  • HPR 308 Transcultural Concepts in Health and Illness
  • HPR 340 Nutrition for Optimal Health
  • HPR 406 Stress Management
  • HPR 410 Anatomical Kinesiology and Cardiovascular Physiology
  • HPR 415 Applications in Human Performance
  • HPR 500 Exercise Physiology or HPR 534 Topics in Nutrition and Weight Measurement*
  • HPR 501 Foundations of Health Education
  • HPR 502 Introduction to Public Health and Preventive Medicine
  • HPR 520 Epidemiology
  • HPR 540 Designing and Evaluating Health Promotion Programs
  • HPR 555 Health Communication
  • HPR 598 Internship
  • Health and Human Performance activity elective
  • NU 591 Health Care Research
  • 6 credits in 500-level Health and Human Performance electives
  • 6 credits in other 500-level electives

* One of these courses satisfies a requirement for the M.S. in Health Promotion Management.