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    Oct 25, 2020  
American University Catalog 2019-2020 
    
American University Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Promotion (BS)


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Offered by the Department of Health Studies , College of Arts and Sciences , the Health Promotion (BS) provides rigorous academic preparation in the scientific and clinical knowledge of human anatomy and physiology, nutrition, exercise physiology, and health psychology combined with the aspect of health promotion communication and programming.

The program includes coursework from the Departments of Biology  and Psychology  along with a capstone internship experience. Experiential learning opportunities are available at federal government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and corporations that deal with health, education, and physical activity. This curriculum prepares students for a health promotion position in a corporate, community, commercial, or school environment, or for graduate work in a health-related field.

Admission to the Program


Formal admission to the major requires a grade point average of 2.67 (on a 4.00 scale) after the freshman year and departmental approval. In addition to the university requirements for transfer admission, applicants should have maintained a minimum grade point average of 2.67 (on a 4.00 scale). Students with a grade point average between 2.50 and 2.67 may be formally admitted to the major after completion of 15 credit hours with a minimum grade point average of 3.00.

University Requirements


AU Core Requirements


For additional information, see AU Core Curriculum .

Major Requirements


  • 58 credit hours with grades of C or better

Course Requirements


Combined Health Promotion (BS) and Health Promotion Management (MS)


American University offers students the opportunity to earn both undergraduate and graduate degrees through its combined bachelor’s/master’s programs. See Admission to a Combined Bachelor’s / Master’s Program  and Combined Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees  for more information.

In addition to meeting the minimum university requirements for combined bachelor’s/master’s programs:

  • Undergraduates whose overall grade point average is 3.00 or higher will be considered for the combined program
  • Students should discuss their interest in the program with the academic advisor for the Health Promotion (BS) before submitting a formal application

Combined Health Promotion (MS) and Nutrition Education (MS)


American University offers students the opportunity to earn both undergraduate and graduate degrees through its combined bachelor’s/master’s programs. See Admission to a Combined Bachelor’s / Master’s Program  and Combined Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees  for more information.

In addition to meeting the minimum university requirements for combined bachelor’s/master’s programs:

  • Undergraduates whose overall grade point average is 3.00 or higher will be considered for the combined program;
  • Students should discuss their interest in the program with the academic advisor for the Health Promotion (BS) before submitting a formal application.

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