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The Department of Exercise Science and Health Promotion (ESHP) offers an online Master of Science (MS) program in Health Promotion. ESHP students who successfully complete the recommended course work will receive a Master of Science (MS) degree.

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 4139 Weight Management 3
HSC 4143 Substance Abuse 3
HSC 4581 Health Promotion 3
PET 4930 Obesity: Bio Psych & Cult Factors 3
HSC 5315 Teaching Health in the Elementary School 3
HSC 5317 Health Curriculum in Public Schools 3
PET 6971 Master’s Thesis 1-6

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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More Information About this Program
The contact email address for this department: tpenholl@fau.edu

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Degree Details
College College of Education
Degree type MS
*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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