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    Jun 25, 2022  
American University Catalog 2017-2018 
American University Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Promotion Management (MS)

Offered by the Department of Health Studies , College of Arts and Sciences , the primary objective of the MS in Health Promotion Management is to provide a competency-based, multidisciplinary academic program for individuals dedicated to assuming leadership positions within the health promotion industry. The curriculum integrates managerial skills with scientific and clinical knowledge of exercise physiology, behavioral psychology, and nutrition.

Admission to the Program

The program is open to students with varied undergraduate backgrounds and has few science-related academic prerequisites. The academic record and experience of each applicant will be thoroughly reviewed by the program director. The minimum university requirements for admission to graduate study are a bachelor’s degree earned at an accredited college or university and a 3.00 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.00 scale) for the last 60 credit hours of undergraduate study. A satisfactory score on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required for admission. Program prerequisites include exercise physiology. However, these courses can be taken after admission to the program. International applicants who are fluent in written and spoken English are encouraged to apply. To be considered for admission, international applicants must meet university requirements for writing and speaking English. Students may apply for prior learning experience once admitted to the program.

Degree Requirements

  • 36 credit hours of graduate work
    • Option to waive credit hours: Students with prior work experience in nutrition (HPRM-645 ), exercise science (HPRM-605 ), health communication (HPRM-641 ), or health-related field (HPRM-650 ), who take the final exam or complete the final project associated with the specific course with a grade of B or better may be permitted to waive up to 3 credit hours from one of the cited courses without replacement. The waiving of credit hours and the specific credit hours to be waived are determined and approved by the program director upon admission to the program.
    • Students with prior Peace Corps experience may earn up to 6 credits towards their degree. Peace Corps work will be reviewed by the Graduate Program Director, at time of admission, to determine if experience is applicable towards the degree.
  • Tool of research: complete the tool of research examination or HPRM-683 Data Analysis in the Health Sciences (3)  with a grade of B or better
  • Thesis or internship option
  • One written and one oral comprehensive examination

Course Requirements