What is Health Promotion Management?
Health Promotion is an emerging discipline that empowers people and organizations to choose health-promoting behaviors in order to reduce chronic conditions and healthcare costs.
What can you do with an MS in Health Promotion Management?
Sample job titles graduates may pursue include Community Health Specialist, Program Health Coach, Director of Screening Service, and Population Health and Wellness Manager. Target employers include corporations, hospitals, state departments of health, schools, and health plans.
What is the difference between Health Promotion and Public Health?
Health Promotion is about empowering people to choose positive behaviors. It's focused on lifestyle choices at the individual, community, and society level, as well as policies that support people making healthier lifestyle choices. Public Health is more population-based and looks to apply policy to health solutions (e.g., vaccine requirements or seatbelt laws).
What are your admission requirements for the online MS in Health Promotion Management?
You will need a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and a satisfactory grade point average. A 3.0 GPA in your last 60 hours of undergraduate work is recommended.
How long does it take to complete the program?
The program can be completed in as few as 20 months.
Do you require submission of GRE or other test scores?
No, but a 3.0 GPA in your last 60 hours of undergraduate work is recommended. For more submission requirements, contact an advisor.
What are the admission requirements for international students?
A TOEFL score of 600 (or 100 on the internet-based test), a minimum score of 68 on the Pearson Test of English, or a minimum IELTS score of seven (7) is required. Additionally, applicants with international transcripts must have them evaluated course by course. For a list of acceptable evaluators, go to NACES.org.
What documents are required when applying?
The required application documents include:
- A completed graduate application
- A $55 application fee
- Phone interview with an admissions advisor
- Statement of purpose
- Two letters of recommendation: one that has insight into previous academic performance and one from a current or former employer for work-related performance
- Transcripts from previous undergraduate and relevant graduate coursework (if a degree was earned outside the U.S., a course-by-course evaluated transcript is required)
When is the deadline for application?
Our application deadline varies based on the term you are applying for. Please contact our online admissions advisors for a specific timeline for when your application file needs to be fully submitted.
Is financial aid available?
Graduate students enrolled at least half-time in a master's program may be eligible for federal loans. To apply, students must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Will I be able to take advantage of the same resources as on-campus students?
Yes, online students are encouraged to obtain a Student ID and take advantage of all the same resources as our on-campus students.
Will I qualify to sit for certification exams?
You will be able to sit for the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES®) exam (if you have completed the necessary undergraduate or graduate health education coursework) and will also be eligible for the National Wellness Institute worksite certifications. Contact your admissions adviser for more information.
Are there scholarships available for this program?
American University is pleased to offer the Online Merit Scholarship to students who demonstrate undergraduate excellence and continue on to graduate studies. Scholarships are available to students who meet the eligibility requirements.
If you have additional questions or would like to learn more about American University's online MS in Health Promotion Management, call 855-725-7614 to speak with an admissions advisor or request more information.