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Health Promotion and Education (Exercise and Fitness)

University of Cincinnati

48 months
Duration
27472 USD/year
27472 USD/year
12138 USD/year
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Tuition fee
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About

The Health Promotion and Education (Exercise and Fitness) program at the University of Cincinnati is designed to prepare graduates for a variety of health education job opportunities.

Overview

Graduates of the Health Promotion and Education (Exercise and Fitness) program from the University of Cincinnati work to improve the health of individuals or communities, depending on their work setting and job responsibilities. For example, health educators working in health departments often are concerned with the health of the community they serve and may develop programs to impact people living in the community. Health educators working in business/industry may be working one-on-one with individuals to help them modify and improve their diet, increase their physical activity, reduce their stress levels, stop smoking, etc.

The seven basic responsibilities of health educators include:

  • assessing individual and community needs for health education
  • planning health education strategies, interventions and programs
  • implementing health education strategies, interventions and programs
  • conducting evaluation and research related to health education
  • administering health education strategies, interventions and programs
  • serving as a health education resource person
  • communicating and advocating for health and health education

Each of these responsibilities is further broken down into competencies and sub-competencies as identified by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing. Graduates of the program are eligible to sit for the national certification exam to become certified health education specialists (CHES).

Success

Health educators must be good communicators and like working with people. They need to be able to comfortably speak to individuals and groups and must have excellent writing skills. Further, those majoring in health promotion are usually committed to their own health and are excited about helping others improve theirs. Creativity is a real plus for health educators, as it often takes creative thinking to motivate and help individuals or communities to change health behaviors.

Both the behavioral and biological sciences form the foundation for health education. Course work is required in such areas as psychology, sociology, human growth and development, human anatomy and physiology, statistics and speech/communications.

Career

Graduates of the health education program can work in a variety of settings including corporate fitness centers, commercial fitness centers, hospitals, YMCAs and recreation departments.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • English Composition
  • Principles and Foundations of Health Promotion and Education 
  • Personal Health 
  • Physical Conditioning 
  • Social Science 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

120 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The Common Application (online)
  • Essay
  • Personal Statement
  • Transcripts 

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    27472 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13736 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    27472 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13736 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • In-State

    12138 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6069 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for Cincinnati

1000 - 1650 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

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