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The Health Studies Master's Programs are built upon the Bachelor of Science in Health Studies Program competencies as framed by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing in its 2006 Competency Update Project (CUP) Model. 

Master's Program Goal:

To prepare graduates to become health education leaders and practitioners in the profession.

Master's Program Objectives:

The Master's Programs curricula are designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills to:

  • Apply these competencies in their professional work.
  • Assess the health needs and interests of individuals, groups, and communities in relation to cultural, ethnic, and demographic factors.
  • Plan, implement and evaluate health education and health promotion programs in a variety of settings.
  • Approach health education and health promotion from a multicultural perspective and sensitivity to diversity.
  • Develop appropriate strategies to effect positive health behavior among the groups or populations addressed.
  • Coordinate the provision of health education services and serve as a resource person in health education and health promotion.


Degree Program Options

The MS program is available with your choice of focal areas:

  • Higher Education - for those who wish to pursue teaching at community, junior, or 4-year colleges/universities
  • Community/Population Health - for those who wish to pursue a career in the governmental or quasi-governmental sector
  • Worksite Health - for those who wish to pursue a career a corporate or business setting to meet the health and safety needs of employees
  • New! Dental Hygiene (available only to graduates from an accredited dental hygiene program with dental hygiene license)

Health Studies graduate students may choose between four options:

All courses and required orientations for the degree may be taken online. PLEASE NOTE: Students pursuing the thesis option will need to meet with their thesis advisor on campus. Students pursuing the non-thesis option can complete the degree 100% online.

For additional information on the MS graduate online program, please contact:

Mr. Hobert Kilgore III, Graduate Advisor

page last updated 1/27/2017 2:53 PM