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MS in Health Promotion Program Course Checklist

I.          Non-Thesis Option (Thirty-six hours)

A.              Core Courses for MS in Health Promotion (formally MS in Health Sciences) – 18 hours

Term         Grade

­­____          ____         HLTH          5370          Administration of Health Programs

____          ____         HLTH          6321          Foundations in Health Promotion

____          ____         HLTH          6331          Advanced Program Planning and Evaluation

____          ____         HLTH          6361          Epidemiology in Health Promotion

____          ____         HLTH          6330          Biostatistics for Public Health or KPED  6316  Data Analysis

____          ____         HLTH           6379          Foundations of Research in Health & Applied Sciences or ASTL 6380 (with permission from Graduate Advisor)

B.               Elective hours (18) are to be selected with the approval of the graduate advisor. A maximum of 9 hours will then be taken from other departments of the UCA campus with approval of the graduate advisor. Students may transfer 12 credit-hours into the program (no older than 6 years on the day the student graduates from UCA).

____          ____         HLTH          5301          Health Promotion in the Medical Care Setting

____          ____         HLTH          5302          Health Promotion in the Worksite

____          ____         HLTH          5303          Environmental Health Problems

____          ____         HLTH          5305          Technology Applications in Health Promotion

____          ____         HLTH          5306          Health Literacy

____          ____         HLTH          5310          Health Concerns of Aging

____          ____         HLTH          5320          Health Promotion Interventions

____          ____         HLTH          5343          Health Strategies for Multicultural Populations

____          ____         HLTH          5V65         Field Experience in Health Promotion

____          ____         HLTH          6310          Health Promotion Curriculum and Instruction

____          ____         HLTH          6311          Health Appraisal of School Children

____          ____         HLTH          6335          Grant Writing

____          ____         HLTH          6345          Drug Education and Prevention

____          ____         HLTH          6350          Contemporary Health Problems

____          ____         HLTH          6353          Issues and Research in Sexuality

____          ____         HLTH          6354          Issues and Research in Women’s Health

____          ____         HLTH          6360          International Health

____          ____         HLTH          6371          Directed Independent Study

II.        Thesis Option (Thirty-three hours to include thesis)

  1. Core Courses – 18 hours (same as non-thesis program)
  2. Thesis Research in Health Promotion – 6 hours

____          ____         HLTH           6380          Thesis Research I

____          ____          HLTH          6390          Thesis Research II

  1. Electives (9 hours from the HLTH/HSC elective courses shown above) selected with the approval of the graduate advisor. Students may only transfer up to 9 hours of credit from another school, with the Thesis Option.

Note:  Students must take a minimum of 7 courses of the 12 required in the program through UCA faculty. At least half of the courses in the program should be 6000 level.

A maximum of 9 hours will then be taken from other departments of the UCA campus with approval of the graduate coordinator/advisor. Students may transfer 12 credit-hours into the program (no older than 6 years on the day the student graduates from UCA).

All students must successfully complete written comprehensive examination or present evidence of current CHES/MCHES certification. The comprehensive exam will be given with the permission of the graduate coordinator or department chair after the student has completed the required core courses. The student will advise the graduate coordinator of intent to take the examination by submitting a request via email (HeatherH@uca.edu).

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