The MS in Health and Human Performance, option in Health Promotion, prepares you to
address lifestyle and health issues across community settings using a behavioral social
science lens. These lifestyle and health issues may include nutrition, physical activity,
substance abuse, tobacco use, chronic disease, HIV/STI’s, diabetes and pregnancy.
While our students enter our program from a variety of academic backgrounds such as
public health; psychology; sociology; marketing; exercise physiology; political science;
and biology, they all graduate with the same goal of enabling people to increase control
over, and to improve, their health.
Our mission is to perform high-quality research that is both innovative and impactful.
You will have the opportunity to participate in faculty-led research within the areas
of disease prevention, behavioral interventions, fitness performance, overall wellness
and public health.
Faculty research expertise:
Health communication and health literacy
Development, evaluation and dissemination of physical activity interventions
HIV interventions in high-risk, African American men
Psychological factors associated with exercise adherence
Full-time students may be eligible for graduate assistantships, either as a Graduate Research Assistant
(GTA) or a Graduate Research Assistant (GRA). These positions are highly competitive
and typically awarded in the spring semester. Those granted assistantships are eligible
to receive a tuition waiver, health insurance and stipend. Please contact email@example.com for more information.
Currently enrolled students are also eligible for scholarships offered through the
College of Education and Human Sciences.