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Program Description

The Master of Sciences degree in Health Promotion is designed to prepare students for advanced study and practice in Health Promotion related areas. Graduates are prepared to take leadership roles in designing, implementing, and evaluating health promotion programs in various public and private/worksite agencies at local, state and national levels. The Health Promotion professionals trained in this program will possess the skills and knowledge to affect lifestyle choices and improve a person’s community or organizational health & wellness. Extra emphasis will be directed towards improving health & wellness in worksite settings.

Program Objectives

The goal of the 34 credit hour Health Promotion graduate program is to provide students with the theory, knowledge and needed skills to integrate the principles of Health Promotion into a variety of community, research, clinical business or school settings. Specifically, the Health Promotion degree program will prepare students to:

  1. Assess and communicate individual and community needs for health promotion
  2. Plan effective health promotion programs
  3. Implement health promotion and worksite wellness programs
  4. Evaluate the effectiveness of health promotion programs
  5. Coordinate provisions for health promotion service
  6. Act as a resource person in health promotion
  7. Communicate health promotion needs, concerns and resources
  8. Apply appropriate research principles and methods in health promotion
  9. Administer health promotion programs in a variety of settings
  10. Advance the profession of health promotion and worksite wellness

Admission Requirements

  • Priority Application: All materials received by March 1st.
  • Final Admission Deadline: All materials received by June 1st.

Admission to the program is competitive based on controlled enrollment. Applicants meeting the priority enrollment deadline will be given preference for available seats in the program. Remaining applicants meeting the final admission deadline will be awarded admission based on availability of seats.

Admission to the MS Health Promotion program requires that the student meet the following requirements:

  • Bachelor Degree from an accredited College or University
  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Completion of GRE with a recommended minimum score of 900 combined on math and verbal; analytical writing recommended minimum score of 4. Scores must be submitted to UCCS.
    **Revised GRE (taken after Aug 1, 2011): Completion of GRE with a recommended minimum score of 290 combined on math and verbal. Analytical writing recommended minimum score of 4. Scores must be submitted to UCCS. UCCS institution code: 4874
  • Applicants must submit Parts I and II of the graduate application form
    • Signed In-State Tuition Form
    • 3 letters of reference
    • Selective service form (if applicable)
    • Submit one official transcript from degree-granting institution. Additional transcripts may be required to verify prerequisites or major coursework.
    • Application fee of $60.00

Contact Persons


Hope Hoch
MSc Health Promotion
719-255-4433 FAX

Health Promotion Advising

Cheryl Kelly, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor - Health Promotion

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