The Health Studies Master's Programs are built upon the Bachelor of Science in Health Studies Program competencies as framed by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing in its 2006 Competency Update Project (CUP) Model.
Master's Program Goal
To prepare graduates to become health education leaders and practitioners in the profession.
Master's Program Objectives
The Master's Programs curricula are designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills to:
Apply these competencies in their professional work. Assess the health needs and interests of individuals, groups, and communities in relation to cultural, ethnic, and demographic factors. Plan, implement and evaluate health education and health promotion programs in a variety of settings. Approach health education and health promotion from a multicultural perspective and sensitivity to diversity. Develop appropriate strategies to effect positive health behavior among the groups or populations addressed. Coordinate the provision of health education services and serve as a resource person in health education and health promotion.
Degree Program Options
The MS program is available with your choice of focal areas:
Higher Education - for those who wish to pursue teaching at community, junior, or 4-year colleges/universities Community/Population Health - for those who wish to pursue a career in the governmental or quasi-governmental sector Worksite Health - for those who wish to pursue a career a corporate or business setting to meet the health and safety needs of employees