M.Sc. On Campus

Kinesiology and Health Promotion

University of Kentucky

12 months
33548 USD/year
33548 USD/year
13674 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Kinesiology and Health Promotion at the University of Kentucky believe that health promotion is a process that enables individuals, groups, and communities to become empowered to take control of their health.


The M.S. degree with a specialization in Health Promotion familiarizes students with the underpinnings of health promotion. Courses place an emphasis on prevention and areas such as worksite health promotion, college health promotion, and applied current research. Students gain an understanding of individual level behavior change; planning, implementing, and evaluating programs; community organizing and capacity building; environmental change; advocacy and health policy.


The Kinesiology and Health Promotion at the University of Kentucky graduates are employed in a variety of settings such as worksites, schools, health departments, health/wellness related businesses, and colleges and universities. The program is designed to enable students to demonstrate the areas of responsibility and competencies based on A Competency-Based Framework for Health Education Specialists – 2010, making them eligible for the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations of Health Promotion 
  • Health Promotion & Behavior Change 
  • Planning Health Promotion Programs 
  • Research Techniques Applied to Kinesiology & Health Promotion
  • Mental and Emotional Health
  • Advanced Health Concepts
  • Promoting Physical Activity for Youth

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Three letters of recommendation
  •  A minimum of 2.75 undergraduate grade point average
  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with adequate preparation in health, physical education, or related fields

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33548 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 33548 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    33548 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33548 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    13674 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13674 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Lexington-Fayette

900 - 1400 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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