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Health Promotion
Lisa Cooperstein is bringing healthy living to nearly 23,000 teachers and staff across 200 schools. She launched the district’s first employee wellness program to promote holistic health—including fitness challenges, awareness programs, and screenings.
Lisa Cooperstein
MS Health Promotion Management, ’03, and Wellness Coordinator, Montgomery County Public Schools

Interested in establishing and managing wellness programs? Are you driven to help people achieve their fitness and nutrition goals? Does developing effective media campaigns for emerging health issues sound like your dream job?  

The MS in health promotion management was designed for driven individuals like you. In our master’s degree program, you will:

  • Study nutrition, biology, anatomy, and health policy, as well as disease management and emerging health issues.
  • Collaborate with professors who have years of experience and a wealth of industry knowledge.
  • Prepare to advocate for health issues and promote wellness—locally, nationally, and globally.

Tomorrow’s leaders in health promotion management are being educated at American University today.



We stay on the forefront of health promotion management at American. Our faculty are industry pioneers leading innovative research projects in childhood obesity, mindfulness for stress and trauma, nutrition neuroscience, and the impact of worksite health promotion programs.
Health Promotion Classroom


Complete our master’s degree program at your own pace. Part-time or full-time, day or evening—the choice is yours. With the MS in health promotion management, you can tailor your course schedule to fit your workday, lifestyle, and interests.
Washington DC


With a combination of courses in the science of health—including nutrition, exercise physiology, and psychology—and the management of programs—such as health communication and strategic planning—you’ll develop the knowledge and skills to excel in your career. You’ll also learn to assess, implement, and evaluate programs to effectively improve health.
"The opportunity for research, internships, and hands-on experience that is connected with this graduate program is unmatched. The professors in the Health Promotion Management Program have a genuine desire to positively impact the surrounding community, and that is infectious."
Annessa Bontrager
MS '15, Healthy Out-of-School Time Manager at Alliance for a Healthier Generation
"American University offered me the ability to work on my MS while still finishing my BS. After beginning my MS program, I am still able to work full-time while finishing my master's in two years."
Christopher Smith
MS ’15, Manager at CorePower Yoga