Health Education and Promotion M.A. Program

Degree Requirements

The curriculum consists of 33 graduate credits and includes either a thesis or a comprehensive examination. Course and credit requirements are as follows:

In required HEA courses (24):

Credits
HEA 600Biostatistics

3

HEA 602Research Methods in Health Education

3

HEA 603History and Philosophy of Health Education and Promotion

3

HEA 620Health Counseling

3

HEA 622Organization and Administration of Health Education and Promotion Programs

3

HEA 623Program Planning and Evaluation in Health Education

3

HEA 670Field Experience in Health Education

3

HEA 600, HEA 603, HEA 670: Students who have previously taken this course (or its equivalent) may substitute a 3-credit HEA elective in its place.

And one of the following:

Credits
HEA 671Teaching Strategies for Health; Psychosocial Wellness

3

HEA 672Teaching Strategies for Health: Health Promotion Behaviors

3

HEA 673Teaching: Strategies for Health: Disease and Disability

3

In HEA electives (9)

Note: Students who do the thesis option and register for HEA 691 and HEA 692, need to earn only 3 credits of HEA electives. Otherwise, students must take HEA elective courses totaling 9 credits and pass a comprehensive exam.