Health Promotion & Worksite Wellness, M.S.

Degree:Master of Science (M.S.)
Major:Health Promotion & Worksite Wellness
Department:Movement Sciences and Health
Building 72, Room 241
College:Usha Kundu, MD College of Health
CIP Code:51.1504
Semester Hours Required For Degree: 39

A M.S. degree in Health Promotion and Worksite Wellness prepares students to design, implement, and evaluate interventions that promote healthy behaviors and lifestyles.  Coursework reflects current professional standards and practices in the health promotion field.  Coursework also prepares students for the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam, a competency-based tool used to measure the possession, application and interpretation of knowledge in the Seven Areas of Responsibility for Health Education Specialists. 

The Health Promotion and Worksite Wellness program is interdisciplinary and addresses the needs of students from a variety of academic backgrounds. A total of 39 semester hours are required for completion of this program. Electives allow students to further specialize their course of studies in areas of interest within this focus and are carefully chosen in conjunction with their advisor.

Admission Requirements

In addition to the University graduate admission requirements described in the Admissions section of the catalog, the department bases decisions for regular admission on a holistic review of credentials in which the following criteria are used to assess the potential success of each applicant:

  • Undergraduate institutional GPA
  • Undergraduate Senior Year/Major GPA
  • Submission of letter of intent describing reasons for applying to the program and associated career goals
  • Submission of contact information for two professional references
  • Work Experience as reflected in a resume (only for graduate assistants)

Foundational Proficiencies

It is preferred that students in the Health Promotion and Worksite Wellness program have previous credit in human anatomy, physiology, or pathophysiology; general science course, and personal and community health; or the equivalent. 

Health Promotion And Worksite Wellness

HLP 6535Research Procedures3
HLP 6595Research Seminar3
HSC 6037Philosophical Foundations of Health Education3
PHC 6000Epidemiology for Public Health Professionals3
HSC 6226Current Issues in Worksite Wellness3
HSC 6587Health Education Program Planning and Evaluation3
HSC 6667Social Marketing in Health Education3
HSC 6135Health Literacy and Cultural Competency3
Choose 15 sh from the courses listed below:15
Health Communication
Social and Behavioral Sciences in Public Health
Health Delivery Systems
HSC 6905
Directed Study
Human Resources in Healthcare
Prevention of Infectious Diseases
Environmental Health
Management of Diversity
Fundamentals of Occupational Safety and Health
Total Hours39