MS in Health Promotion Management
The Health Promotion Management Program is a competency-based, multidisciplinary academic program for individuals dedicated to assuming leadership positions within the health promotion industry. Established in 1980, the MS in Health Promotion Management was the first degree of its kind in the U.S. to integrate the business, science, and art of health promotion. The curriculum combines managerial skills with scientific and clinical knowledge of exercise physiology, human biochemistry, behavioral psychology, and nutrition.
Graduate students select an area of emphasis in either corporate health, exercise physiology, health communication, health policy, global health, or nutrition education. Internships and research projects can further tailor a program's emphasis. Master's students have numerous internship opportunities in the Washington, D.C., region; students have recently held internships at The Lab School of Washington, American Heart Association, and USDA Team Nutrition.
Our faculty and staff, as well as our students, share the belief that health and wellness are vital for individuals, communities, and society—which translates into passion and dedication in the classroom and beyond. Outside the classroom students can run community focus groups on health-related issues, attend career workshops for health professionals, volunteer at conferences across the country, and even perform fitness assessments in AU's health promotion laboratory.
Our graduates are putting their expertise to work all over the country at places such as LiveHealthier, Wellness Corporate Solutions, Infinity Wellness, L&T Health and Fitness, Mayo Clinic, Pan American Health Organization, Partnership to Promote Healthy Eating and Active Living, Mindfulness Center, National WIC Association, American Heart Association, Booz Allen Hamilton, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
As a health promotion master's student, you'll have the advantage of an active alumni network to help you launch your career.