• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

This Health Promotion program at American University Washington DC has a 10-year history with graduates working in a variety of settings, such as government, hospital, and corporations; further, more than half of our graduates have gone on for advanced degrees primarily in the allied health field.

Are you interested in:

  • Establishing and managing wellness programs for employees and their families?
  • Developing effective media campaigns for emerging health issues?
  • Helping clients achieve fitness and nutrition goals?
  • Researching health policy and establishing state and national programs?
  • Integrating health promotion and disease management activities into the healthcare system?
  • Instituting innovative community-outreach programs?
  • Advocating for health issues and promoting wellness in communities?

Career Outlook 

The DC area is the top paying regions in America for health workers and educators, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (2018).

Top employers for AU undergraduates with a degree in Health Promotion

  • American Heart Association
  • Aquila Fitness
  • CORE Physical Therapy
  • Nirschl Orthopaedic Center for Sports Medicine and Joint Reconstruction
  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Fall Admission 

    • Early Decision: November 15
    • Early Decision 2: January 15
    • Regular Decision: January 15
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 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 
  •  Introduction to Health Promotion 
  •  Multicultural Health
  • Strategies in Stress Management

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    50

    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.

  • Minimum required score:

    4.5

    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: 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

  • Application fee of U.S. $75
  • Academic records for grades 9-12 with official transcripts and certified English translations (if applicable), for each secondary institution attended
  • Two academic letters of recommendation
  • Demonstrated English proficiency
  • Interruption of Studies Statement if you have already graduated from secondary school at the time of application.

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    52160 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52160 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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52,160 - 58,171 USD

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.

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