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The Master of Science (MS) in Exercise Science and Health Promotion is designed to develop the skills and competencies to effectively assess, design, implement and evaluate health promotion programs in a variety of settings.
The core of this program is based around coursework to develop skills required as an entry-level health educator, as delineated on the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) license (http://www.nchec.org/overview ).
Minimum Program consists of 36 credit hours.
Core Courses: 9 credits
Take all of the following:
|PET 6505C||Research and Evaluation||3|
|STA 6113||Statistical Methods||3|
|EDF 6480||Educational Research||3|
Health Promotion Track: 15 Credits
Take all of the following:
|HSC 6585||Health Behav., Health Ed., and Health Promotion||3|
|HSC 6248||Needs Assessment and Program Plan in Health Promotion||3|
|HSC 6505||Epidemiological Basis of Health||3|
|HSC 5203||Personal & Community Health||3|
|HSC 6115||Evaluation of Health Promotion/Ed||3|
Graduate Electives: 12 Credits
|HSC 5315||Teaching Health in the Elementary School||3|
|HSC 5317||Health Curriculum in Public Schools||3|
|PET 6971||Master’s Thesis||1-6|
Students may take other online graduate courses to fulfill the elective requirement and are required to consult with their academic advisor to select and approve the courses.
Health Promotion is one of the fastest growing areas of employment in the United States. Health educators are employed under a range of job titles such as patient educators, health education teachers, trainers, public health/community health educators, community organizers, and health program managers or coordinators. Most positions in the field require the national professional certification, or Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES), which is available through the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.
- Social service agencies
- Non-profit organizations
- Health clinics
- Government agencies
- Health centers
- University wellness/health programs
- Corporations/businesses with worksite health programs
- Public health offices at the state and community level
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