Physical Education and Health
263 Alden St
Springfield, Massachusetts, 01109, United States
The health promotion and disease prevention program is created for students who are interested in a public health career with a focus on design, implementation, and evaluation of comprehensive health promotion and disease prevention programs for diverse populations.
Coursework prepares you to pass the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam, while a supervised field experience allows you to put your knowledge and skills into practice. You’ll leave this program ready to begin your career knowing how to promote the health of individuals and of the communities in which they live.
Master's Degree, MEd, MS, Masters of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Director of Graduate Admissions
This 36 credit graduate program in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention is designed for students interested in a career in designing, implementing and evaluating comprehensive Health Promotion and Wellness programs for individuals, agencies and organizations.
Coursework is designed to prepare graduates to pass the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam.
In addition to the required and track coursework, all students must complete a research requirement. Students will complete either a thesis or independent study. Students who complete a thesis are eligible for a M.S., or M.Ed. degree. Students who complete an independent study are eligible for a M.Ed. degree and must complete a School of HPER poster presentation of their independent study.