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MSc Health Education and Promotion

Course Description

You like working with people – children, elderly, employees, patients – but you aren’t sure how to best address their specific health problems? You want to help make environments and organisations conducive to healthy living? You are interested in why people smoke, drink or overeat – and in helping to change these behaviours? Then Health Education and Promotion could be just the programme for you.

Helping people be healthy
Health is one of the most important issues in our lives. Yet many people still do things that are risky for their health. And it’s not easy to change this, since personal, environmental, social and political factors all influence individual behaviour. Health Education and Promotion focuses on the development, evaluation and implementation of health interventions at both the behavioural and environmental levels. The programme is interdisciplinary, training you as an expert in promoting health and well-being. Because after all, a gram of prevention is worth a kilo of cure!

Why study Health Education and Promotion in Maastricht?
The programme
has a unique focus on systematic development evaluation and implementation of health interventions.
is promoting health and well-being at the individual, community and policy level.
is practice-based with skills trainings included in each course.
has a strong emphasis on practical skills with skills trainings included in each course.
is multidisciplinary, including psychology, communication, epidemiology, biomedicine, sociology, political science and statistics.
has an international network of health promotion organisations, universities and research councils providing opportunities for internships abroad.

Entry Requirements

1. a bachelor's degree issued by a Dutch or non-Dutch university in a relevant domain, e.g. health sciences; 2. a bachelor's degree issued by an Institute of Higher Vocational Education or University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands (240 ECTS), Belgium, Germany, Austria or Switzerland (180 ECTS) in a relevant domain. Please note that additional requirements could apply depending on your nationality, educational background, etc.

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