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Physical Activity in Public Health

George Washington University

24 months
1765 USD/credit 39712 USD/year
1765 USD/credit 39712 USD/year
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The sedentary lifestyle and its consequent metabolic and cardiovascular complications now assumes a considerable public health burden in the United States. Indeed, the promotion of physical activity for people of all ages has become a top priority on public health agenda around the world. The Physical Activity in Public Health program is offered at George Washington University.


Key facts

The mission of the Master of Public Health (MPH) degree from the Department of Exercise Science is to develop and train graduate students to integrate physical activity into the core of public health practice.

The Physical Activity in Public Health program at George Washington University encompasses an ecological perspective to the role of physical activity in the etiology, prevention and treatment of chronic disease at the community, national, and global levels. Further, this program is designed to train students as public health scientists and practitioners in order to assist public and private agencies with program development and evaluation with regard to physical activity, health promotion and disease prevention.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Biological Concepts for Public Health
  • Biostatistical Applications for Public Health
  • Principles and Practice of Epidemiology
  • Environmental & Occupational Health in a Sustainable World
  • Management & Policy Approaches to Public Health
  • Social & Behavioral Approaches to Public Health
  • Practicum
  • Culminating Experience
  • Advanced Exercise Physiology 
  • Physical Activity: Physiology and Epidemiology
  • Exercise in Selected Chronic Diseases

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


45 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Two (2) recommendations
  • Transcripts are required from all colleges and universities attended, whether or not credit was earned, the program was completed, or the credit appears as transfer credit on another transcript. Transcripts must be forwarded to SOPHAS in their original sealed envelopes directly from the institution.
  • Statement of purpose: In an essay of approximately 1500 words

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    39712 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1765 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    39712 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1765 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Washington, D. C.

1705 - 2975 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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