Master of Arts in Health

Program Description | Admission | Degree Requirements | Courses


Program Description

The Master of Arts in Health is intended to enhance the health and improve the quality of life for individuals, families, and communities through the provision of service and research in the areas of health education and health promotion. The program incorporates the principles, practices, and development of a working philosophy of Health Education to prepare students for employment in four broad areas: community health, medical or clinical health, school health, and worksite health promotion.


Admission

Applicants seeking admission to the graduate program in health must submit the following directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions:

  1. A Graduate Studies Application with the application fee
  2. Official transcript(s) from the baccalaureate degree granting institution
  3. Bachelor’s degree with a major or minor in Health Education or at least 18 hours of field related coursework
  4. Overall GPA of 2.8 and major GPA 3.0
  5. Two letters of recommendation
  6. Statement of interest/intent

Degree Requirements

Master of Arts in Health (thesis option)

Master of Arts in Health (thesis option)
Course Name Hours
Core Coursework (12 credit hours)
HLTH 5331 Foundations of Community Health 3
HLTH 5332 Human Ecology 3
HLTH 5374 Research Methods 3
HLTH 5375 Statistical Design in Health and Kinesiology 3
Internship (6 credit hours)
HLTH 6396 Health Program Planning/Internship 3
HLTH 6397 Internship 3
Thesis (6 credit hours)
HLTH 6098 Thesis I 3
HLTH 6399 Thesis II 3
Electives (6 credit hours) 6 credit hours from 5000-6000 level Health:
HLTH 5333 Colloquium in Human Sexuality 3
HLTH 5334 Colloquium in the Use and Abuse of Drugs 3
HLTH 5338 Colloquium in Consumer Health Education 3
HLTH 5360 Communication Theory and Practice for Community Educators 3
HLTH 5361 Theoretical Foundations of Health Education and Health Promotion 3
HLTH 5363 Leadership in Health Promotion/Sport Management 3
HLTH 5365 Aging and Health Promotion 3
HLTH 5377 Independent Studies 3
Total Credit Hours 30

 

Master of Arts in Health (non-thesis option)

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Master of Arts in Health (non-thesis option)
Course Name Hours
Core Coursework (9 credit hours)
HLTH 5331 Foundations of Community Health 3
HLTH 5332 Human Ecology 3
HLTH 5374 Applied Research Methods 3
Internship (6 credit hours)
HLTH 6396 Health Program Planning/Internship 3
HLTH 6397 Internship 3
Electives (21 credit hours)9 credit hours from 5000-6000 level Health. 12 Hours from grad level courses in any field*
HLTH 5333 Colloquium in Human Sexuality 3
HLTH 5334 Colloquium in the Use and Abuse of Drugs 3
HLTH 5338 Colloquium in Consumer Health Education 3
HLTH 5360 Communication Theory and Practice for Community Educators 3
HLTH 5361 Theoretical Foundations of Health Education and Health Promotion 3
HLTH 5363 Leadership in Health Promotion/Sport Management 3
HLTH 5365 Aging and Health Promotion 3
HLTH 5375 Statistical Design in Health and Kinesiology 3
HLTH 5377 Independent Studies 3
Graduate-level Courses (any field)* 12
Total Credit Hours 36
Notes
* Courses must be approved by the Health Graduate Coordinator



Courses

Health (HLTH)

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