Program Requirements

Your advisor can help you choose elective courses that meet your goals and needs.

Degree requirements (minimum of 36 hours)

1. Required Core (15 hours)

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours

PBH 760

OR

KIN 700

Research Methods in Public Health 

OR

Research Methods in Kinesiology

3 hrs
HLH 710 Introduction to Health Promotion and Wellness Management 3 hrs
HLH 750 Programming Approaches in Wellness/Health Promotion 3 hrs
HLH 760 Health Promotion Planning 3 hrs

PBH 730

OR

KIN 705

Biostatics in Health Sciences 

OR

Applied Statistics in Kinesiology

3 hrs

2. Electives (9 hours).  Students will work with their advisor and/or program director to determine the most appropriate elective courses.  Elective courses must be numbered 600-level or above.  Students may explore graduate certificates to fulfill the elective credits when appropriate.

3. Internship (6 hours)

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
HLH 791 Wellness Internship 6 hrs

Supervised work in an approved health promotion education/promotion/care setting. As a culminating experience, the internship is crucial to the program. Students must complete a minimum of 420 contact hours and 6 credit hours.

The internship experience is an integral part of this major and should be planned (in consultation with the program director) in advance of the semester in which the student desires to register for the experience.  Specific internship application materials are required and are provided to the student by the program director.

4. Research (6 hours)

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
HLH 799* Thesis 6 hrs
OR 

PBH 790

 

 

Independent Study in Public Health

AND

Completion of 600-level or above course selected with advisor

3 hrs

AND

3 hrs

*If the student does not complete the thesis within 6 registered credits, the student will be required to maintain active enrollment in 1 credit hour/semester of HLH 799 until the thesis is completed or until the student has surpassed the eight-year period in which students are allowed to complete the degree.

5. Comprehensive Examination

A written comprehensive examination (administered during the student's last academic semester) must be passed by the candidate before the HPWM degree will be granted.