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Prospective Students - MA in Health Studies (Health Promotion)

This innovative Master's degree program is offered to location-bound professionals interested in enhancing their skills to design, implement and evaluate health promotion and disease prevention programs in community, medical, worksite and school settings.

You will receive online instruction by health education professionals at The University of Alabama and across the country. Everything is available online with the added ability of posting messages and discussing concepts with colleagues from across the globe who are enrolled in the course.

Graduates of the online MA in Health Studies (Health Promotion) may sit for either the Certified Health Education Specialist exam or the Master Certified Health Education Specialist exam. The CHES is a national exam to show employers that you have met the national standards to become a health educator.  The MCHES is offered to graduates who have a minimum of five years of previous work experience in health education.

Comprehensive Examinations

All students are required to pass a written comprehensive examination that addresses the content of the six required courses in order to obtain their Master of Arts degree. The exam emphasizes application of the concepts and strategies from the core courses and is based on the competencies/sub-competencies required of a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES). Students will work independently on the exam and will be allowed to use their resources.

View more information regarding the Health Studies distance program.