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  Oct 20, 2017
 
 
    
Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog 2017-2018

Health Promotion, MEd


Department: Movement Arts, Health Promotion and Leisure Studies  

This program is designed for individuals who are currently involved in health promotion activities or who seek to prepare for health-related careers in community based organizations such as business, industry, agencies, hospitals and voluntary and official health agencies, as well as for in-service teachers.

Applicants who do not possess an adequate background in health and/or related areas will be required to make up course deficiencies. Such background course work will not be applied to the graduate program’s minimum credit requirements.

Admission Requirements


  • A minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 based upon four years of work or a 3.0 undergraduate GPA based upon work completed during the junior and senior year
  • A composite score of 290 or greater on the quantitative and verbal parts of the GRE General Test if taken on or after August 1, 2011 or a composite score of 900 or greater on the quantitative and verbal parts of the GRE General Test if taken before August 1, 2011
  • Three appropriate letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work

Program of Study


Concentration options (18 credits)


Candidates may select one of the following courses of study for the concentration requirement:

Option A


  • Individualized program, including 18 credits of health (HEAL) electives by advisement. Non-health electives may be taken only with prior written consent of an advisor.
  • Exit requirement: comprehensive examination on core requirements

Option B


  • Individualized program, including 15 credits of health (HEAL) electives by advisement. Non-health electives may be taken only with prior written consent of an advisor.
  • HEAL 501 - Health Promotion Project 
  • Exit requirement: oral defense of health promotion project

Option C


  • Individualized program, including 12 credits of health (HEAL) electives by advisement. Non-health electives may be taken only with prior written consent of an advisor.
  • HEAL 502 - Research  (6 credits)
  • Exit requirement: oral defense of thesis

Option D: Health Fitness Promotion Concentration


Note:


See the Graduate Academic Policies and Procedures  section of this catalog for additional information regarding comprehensive examinations.

Total minimum credits: 33