Project Description


Overview | Curriculum | Careers

This program is in the process of relocating to the College of Science. The curriculum described below will change beginning with the 2020-2021 academic year. This page will be updated once the new curriculum has been approved. Contact the department and schedule an appointment with a faculty advisor for more information (Contact ESHP at 561-297-2938 or

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.

Online Curriculum
Minimum Program consists of 36 credit hours.
Core Courses:  9 credits
Take all of the following:

Course # Course Credits
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:

Course # Course Credits
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

Course # Course 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.

Sample Careers:

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.

Career Settings:

  • Social service agencies
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Health clinics
  • Government agencies
  • Schools
  • Health centers
  • University wellness/health programs
  • Corporations/businesses with worksite health programs
  • Hospitals
  • Public health offices at the state and community level

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Degree Details
College College of Science
Degree type M.S.
*Cost per credit
- In State (FL) $369.82
- Out of State (FL) $1,024.81
Credits needed to graduate 36
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* cost per credit and total cost are calculated using tuition per credit and associated fees for the current academic year. It does not include course materials, textbook expenses, and other potential expenses related to individual courses. See academic calendar for our quarter term schedule.
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