Health Behavior and Health Education

Master’s Program

Department of Kinesiology and Health Education

The Health Behavior and Health Education master’s degree programs are designed to prepare researchers and practitioners for leadership roles in a variety of careers. Students are prepared to work in industries such as: higher education, public schools, community health care settings, business and industry, government agencies and non-profit health agencies.

Health promotion combines health education with related organizational, economic, or political interventions. These programs are designed to create behavioral or environmental changes that result in improved public health. Research and practice in health promotion may occur in a variety of settings such as school, community, worksite, or health care.

The focus for health education can be on young children, adolescents, adults, and senior adults. This program also studies the effects of health education research on organizational and community contexts. Students’ courses emphasize a multidisciplinary, bio-behavioral and developmental approach to health promotion.

A diverse faculty, coupled with research and applied opportunities within and outside the university, provides an excellent environment to explore these areas of curriculum and research. Students will graduate with a unique set of skills that will make them ready for their careers, or further research.

Our program offers two Health Behavior and Health Education master’s programs:

  • Master of Science (M.S.) with a thesis
  • Master of Education (M.Ed.)


Sample Curriculum


Master of Science

Master of Education

After Graduation


Labs and Research Areas

At a Glance

Program Starts: Fall

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

Credit Hours Required:
M.S with thesis.: 36 hours
M.Ed.: 36 hours

Program Location: On Campus

GRE Required? No

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Program Director
Miguel Pinedo

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