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 Graduate College

Health Education (MA)

School of Health, Physical Education and Leisure Services

www.uni.edu/coe/departments/school-health-physical-education-leisure-services/health-promotion-and-education
203 Wellness/Recreation Center
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0241

Head: Dr. Doris Corbett
Phone: (319) 273-6475
E-mail: doris.corbett@uni.edu

Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Susan Roberts-Dobie
Phone: (319) 273-5930
E-mail: susan.dobie@uni.edu


Read the UNI Catalog description:

The Master of Arts degree in Health Education provides post-graduate academic training for individuals employed in or planning to seek employment as public health practitioners and health educators in a wide variety of settings including public, academic, hospital/clinical, community/non-profit, and corporate settings.  This degree program provides graduate level training designed to prepare public health and health promotion professionals to design, implement, and evaluate interventions working in a wide range of health, public health and health promotion areas. The post-graduate training program enhances the leadership and research skills of public health workers, preparing them for positions of progressive responsibility within their chosen career.

Students interested in this program must submit a completed Application for Admission to Graduate Study and should  refer to their MyUNIverse Student Center To-Do list or contact the Division of Health Promotion and Education (within the School of Health, Physical Education, and Leisure Services) for other application requirements.  Graduate information and application for graduate admission can be found at www.grad.uni.edu/admission.

The Graduate Record Examination (General Test) is not required for admission to the program.

Only graduate courses (course numbers 5000 or above) will apply to a graduate degree, even if the undergraduate course number (4999 or less) is listed. No exceptions will be made.

This major is available on the thesis and non-thesis options. A minimum of 30-34 semester hours is required, depending on the emphasis chosen. Additional hours may be required, if, upon entering the graduate program, the student needs background courses. The thesis option requires 6 hours of thesis research HPE 6299 (410:299). The non-thesis option requires a research paper for 2 hours credit HPE 6299 (410:299). A minimum of 12 hours, exclusive of HPE 6299 (410:299) credit, must be at the 200/6000-level.

Successful completion of a final written comprehensive examination is required forboth the thesis and non-thesis options.

Three emphases are offered on this major:

I. Health Promotion/Fitness Management Emphasis

Required:
Choose one of the following:3
Health, Physical Education, and Leisure Services, Interdepartmental:
HPELS 6210 (440:210)
Quantitative Methods in HPELS
or HPELS 6215 (440:215)
Qualitative Methods
Choose one of the following:3
Measurement and Research:
MEASRES 6205 (250:205)
Educational Research
Health, Physical Education, and Leisure Services, Interdepartmental:
HPELS 6290 (440:290)
Research Methods for Health, Physical Education and Leisure Services
Health Promotion and Education:15
HPE 4393/5393
Epidemiological Methods, Research Design, and Analysis
HPE 4431/5431 (410:131g)
Worksite Health Promotion
HPE 4666/5666 (410:166g)
Environmental and Occupational Health Regulations
HPE 6271 (410:271)
Cardiovascular Physiology
HPE 6390 (410:290)
Philosophy and Ethics of Public Health and Health Promotion
Health Promotion Graduate Seminar:1
HPE 6289 (410:289)
Seminar
Physical Education:3
PEMES 6253 (420:253)
Advanced Exercise Physiology
Management:
MGMT 3919/5919 (150:119g)Leadership and Human Relations3
Research:2 or 6
HPE 6299 (410:299)
Research
Thesis option (6 hrs.)
Non-thesis option (2 hrs.)
Total hours thesis option34
Total hours non-thesis option30

II.   Community Health Education Emphasis

Required:
Health Promotion and Education:16
HPE 4167/5167 (410:167g)
Cultural Competency for the Helping Professions
HPE 4393/5393
Epidemiological Methods, Research Design, and Analysis
HPE 4431/5431 (410:131g)
Worksite Health Promotion
HPE 4665/5665 (410:165g)
Environmental Health Science
HPE 6220 (410:220)
Health Determinants
HPE 6390 (410:290)
Philosophy and Ethics of Public Health and Health Promotion
Select one of the following:3
Measurement and Research:
MEASRES 6205 (250:205)
Educational Research
Health, Physical Education, and Leisure Services, Interdepartmental:
HPELS 6290 (440:290)
Research Methods for Health, Physical Education and Leisure Services
Health Promotion Graduate Seminar:1
HPE 6289 (410:289)
Seminar
Research:2 or 6
HPE 6299 (410:299)
Research
Thesis option (6 hrs.)
Non-thesis option (2 hrs.)
Electives as approved by the Graduate Committee:10 or 6
Total hours32

III.  School Health Education Emphasis

Required:
Health Promotion and Education:6
HPE 4431/5431 (410:131g)
Worksite Health Promotion
HPE 6390 (410:290)
Philosophy and Ethics of Public Health and Health Promotion
Select one of the following:3
Measurement and Research:
MEASRES 6205 (250:205)
Educational Research
Health, Physical Education, and Leisure Services, Interdepartmental:
HPELS 6290 (440:290)
Research Methods for Health, Physical Education and Leisure Services
Health Promotion Graduate Seminar:1
HPE 6289 (410:289)
Seminar
Research2 or 6
HPE 6299 (410:299)
Research
Thesis option (6 hrs.)
Non-thesis option (2 hrs.)
Electives as approved by the Graduate Committee:19 or 15
Total hours31

The additional course requirements for this emphasis will be governed largely by teacher licensure requirements.