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Health Promotion, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Pensacola, FL, United States
This degree program is for students who wish to pursue health careers in public or private health agencies. Health educators are professionals who design, conduct, and evaluate activities to help improve the health of people.
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Overview

This degree program provides students with the foundation to design, implement, and evaluate interventions that promote healthy behaviors and lifestyles.  Settings for health promotion include schools, communities, health care facilities, governmental agencies, health departments, non-profit organizations, corporations, and universities.  Health educators are employed under a range of titles such as health educators, health education specialist, wellness coordinator, patient educator, health trainers, community liaison, community outreach worker, program manager, and public health educator.  Coursework reflects current professional standards established by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. (NCHEC) and prepares students for national credentialing as a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Medical Terminology 
  • Health Aspects of Stress Management 
  • Consumer Health Education 
  • Health Aspects of Human Sexuality 
  • Drugs in Society 
  • Human Environmental Health 
  • Changing Health Behaviors 
  • Epidemiology 
  • Communicable and Degenerative Diseases 
  • Nutrition and Health 
  • Health Promotion and Planning 
  • Theoretical Foundations of Health Promotion and Planning 
  • Current Issues in Health Promotion 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    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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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 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

  • Grade of "C-" or higher in all courses used to fulfill major and major-related requirements
  • At least a 2.50 cumulative GPA in the major
  • Recommendations of academic advisor and chairperson of the Exercise Science and Community Health Department

Tuition Fee

  • International

    649 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 649 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    324 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 324 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    219 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 219 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Pensacola

  • 892 - 1480 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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