What is Health Promotion?
Health promotion is a discipline that seeks to improve the health of individuals and communities through education, behavior change, and environmental improvement. Health promotion draws from a number of complementary disciplines including psychology, sociology, biological and clinical sciences, and business (marketing and management). In the words of the World Health Organization, health promotion is "the process of enabling people to increase control over, and to improve, their health."
Is a Degree in Health Promotion Right for You?
- Would you like to learn how lifestyle influences health?
- Are you passionate about personal and community health?
- Would you like to learn how to be a more effective advocate for healthy living?
- Are you interested in why people behave the way they do?
- Would you like to learn how to create and evaluate health behavior change programs?
If you answered YES to several of these questions, a master’s degree in Health Promotion at UCCS may be right for you!
What Should You Expect from UCCS’s Program?
Our 34-credit hour Health Promotion master’s degree program equips students with the knowledge and skills needed to apply the principles of health promotion in a variety of community, research, clinical, business, and school settings. Graduates of this program are prepared to take leadership roles in designing, implementing, and evaluating health promotion programs in various public and private agencies at organizational, local, state, and national levels.
What Makes the Program Distinctive?
- Focus on Health Behavior. Students who graduate from our program understand how to work with individuals and groups in real time to modify health behaviors utilizing communication strategies that are respectful of individual and cultural differences.
- Interdisciplinary Program. Our students take courses and engage in practicum experiences with students from other disciplines such as Sport Nutrition.
- Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice. Our coursework provides opportunities to develop interprofessional competencies in communication, quality, and teamwork.
- Applied and Service Opportunities. We have a variety of sites on-and off-campus in our Colorado Springs community where students are active in service delivery and research. Possible settings include community, clinical, corporate, and commercial.
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Last Updated: January 25, 2017