Master of Science in Health Promotion Management
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1st Priority: November 11, 2019
2nd Priority: February 14, 2020 (final deadline for international applicants)
3rd Priority: April 16, 2020*
*Rolling admissions until openings are filled following April 27, 2020.
Health Promotion is the discipline dedicated to enabling people to increase control over and to improve their health. Health promotion companies design, implement and assess programs for individuals, communities, and corporations that incorporate multiple intervention methods to guide individuals toward a healthy lifestyle.
The M.S. in Health Promotion Management (MS HPM) provides a multidisciplinary, evidence-based program for those seeking leadership positions within the Population Health and Health Promotion fields. Our hybrid program merges managerial communication and leadership skills with scientific foundations in epidemiology and behavioral science. Students develop the research skills required to critically evaluate the wellness needs of diverse populations and develop interventions that cultivate a healthy culture.
It is estimated that half of the U.S. population will be obese by 2030. The burden of disease is rising in the United States and many communities and employers are struggling to compete with the increasing costs of healthcare. Addressing these issues is imperative, especially as the healthcare system continues to change, and the number of individuals living with chronic disease continues to climb. Health promotion is an actionable measure that helps Americans live healthier, happier lives.
This program prepares students to be the leaders that shape the growth of the health promotion field. Our world-class business and management courses, provided at the Edwin L. Cox School of Business, and foundational health promotion courses create savvy professionals. Our students bring a full spectrum of skills, particularly the ability to work on interdisciplinary teams.
The MS HPM is a 2-year program with evening classes, intended for full-time and part-time working students. Students complete 28 credit hours within the Simmons School of Education and Human Development and 10 credit hours within the Cox School of Business. Students also complete a 180-hour internship in a managerial position in the population health or health promotion industry.
*The internship site will be identified by the student who will also initiate the coordination between the program director and internship site.