• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration

About

The Academic Accelerator Program - Health Promotion (BS) is a three-term program which requires successful completion of at least 24 academic credits transferable to a bachelor’s degree at American University Washington DC. Students may complete the program in as few as two semesters. Should students require the full three terms to complete requirements for successful progression, students may enroll in a reduced course load in their final term if all other program requirements are met.

  • Just the right amount of support when you need it. The Academic Accelerator Program features a curriculum designed to accommodate your academic and English-language needs.
  • Credit-bearing courses, so it is possible to earn a full freshman year’s worth of credits while taking courses tailored to your needs as an international student, helping you achieve your academic and career goals.
  • English-language instruction to meet your needs, both socially and academically; for example, you will be prepared specifically for the classes you will take, such as algebra and U.S. history.
  • Integrated with open and closed courses, so you’ll be in some classes with U.S. students and others with your designated AAP cohort

English language Assessment

All students will take an English language assessment test during their orientation. This test is the primary means for final placement and could vary from the preliminary placement identified on your offer letter. As a result, the length of study may be longer than originally anticipated, and involve additional costs including tuition and other fees. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    24 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • General Biology 
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology 
  • Introduction to Nutrition FA5 
  • Introduction to Health Promotion
  • Multicultural Health 
  • Strategies in Stress Management 
  • Exercise Physiology 
  • Health Promotion Program Planning 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    74

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Completed application form
    • Your secondary school transcript and a certified English translation if your original transcript is not in English
    • If you have graduated already, include your secondary school diploma and a certified English translation if your original diploma is not in English

Tuition Fee

  • International

    48312 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 48308 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Washington, D. C.

  • 1705 - 2980 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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.

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