Health Promotion

University of West Florida

24 months
1029 USD/credit
463 USD/credit
369 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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The emerging field of Health Promotion and Worksite Wellness focuses on issues related to the effects of physical activity (and inactivity), nutrition, obesity and metabolic irregularities and their relationship to disease prevention, health promotion, and wellness enhancement.


With an ever-increasing trend toward healthy lifestyles, this specialization offers students the opportunity to focus on health education within the community and the workplace. Organizations are recognizing the value in assisting employees in staying healthy and fit and lowering stress levels. The Health Promotion degree is designed to focus on the social and psychological sphere of health education. Students will explore topics related to individual and group behaviors, and learn techniques to apply health promotion knowledge to diverse populations.The Health Promotion degree at the University of West Florida Usha Kundu, MD College of Health provides students with the knowledge, skills, and experiences necessary to be leaders in the field of health promotion, prevention, and worksite wellness. A Master of Science degree in Health Promotion prepares students to design, implement, and evaluate interventions that promote healthy behaviors and lifestyles.  Coursework reflects current professional standards and practices in the health promotion field.  Coursework will prepare the student for the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam, a competency-based tool used to measure the possession, application and interpretation of knowledge in the Seven Areas of Responsibility for Health Education Specialists.The Master’s degree in Health Promotion program is interdisciplinary and addresses the needs of students from a variety of academic backgrounds. A total of 39 semester hours are required for completion of this program. Electives allow students to further specialize their course of studies in areas of interest within this focus and are carefully chosen in conjunction with their advisor.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Philosophical Foundations of Health Education
  • Health Education Program Planning & Evaluation
  • Research Procedures
  • Advanced Epidemiology
  • Social Marketing in Health Education
  • Research Seminar
  • Current Issues Worksite Wellness
  • Health Education & Interactive Technology
  • Nutrition across the Lifecycle

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
80 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An earned bachelor's degree from an institution that is fully accredited by a regional or national accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education.
  • Be in good standing at all previous institutions of higher learning.  
  • A score on a nationally standardized graduate admissions test, such as the General Test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), the Miller Analogies Test (MAT), the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), or an equivalent that is acceptable for the program to which the student is applying.  
  • Approval by the department offering the degree to which the applicant is applying.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1029 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1029 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    463 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 463 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    369 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 369 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.


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