Health Behavior and Health Education

Doctoral Program

Department of Kinesiology and Health Education

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Health Behavior and Health Education prepares students for academic and research careers in health promotion. The program looks at health education from different bio-behavioral and developmental perspectives to study a range of health behaviors and health concerns.

This program’s research focuses on a variety of risk and protective factors and their role in health and well-being across the life span. Many studies include an emphasis on the prevention of illness and the promotion and maintenance of optimal health. This program approaches research from varying levels that focus on interactions among individual, family, group and community factors. Students completing the Ph.D. program will expand upon their foundation in theory and methodology in the study of behavioral determinants of health, program planning, and intervention development.

Program Requirements

Admissions Prerequisites

Required Courses

Doctoral Candidacy


At a Glance

Program Starts: Fall

Deadline to Apply:
Priority: December 1
Final: May 1

Credit Hours Required: 63

Program Location: On Campus

GRE Required? No

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Program Director
Miguel Pinedo

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