Master of Science

Health Promotion & Worksite Wellness Online

Cultivate healthier communities and organizations.

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Learn how to design, implement and evaluate interventions that promote healthy behaviors and lifestyles
Prepare to sit for the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam
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Health Promotion & Worksite Wellness, M.S. Overview

The University of West Florida’s online MS in Health Promotion & Worksite Wellness can help you target a wide range of advanced roles in this emerging field, including specialist, coordinator, educator, director and administrator titles across communities and workplaces. You’ll be able to assist people in the community and employees in staying healthy, fit and lowering stress, along with topics across the social and psychological sphere of health education.

The program prepares you for the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam, a competency-based exam to measure the obtainment, application and interpretation of knowledge in the Eight Areas of Responsibility for Health Education Specialists. Recently, graduates of the master’s in health promotion degree program have had a 100% pass rate for the CHES exam.

Courses in the degree reflect current professional standards and practices in the health promotion field. And the curriculum is versatile. You can select electives that further specialize your course of studies in worksite wellness and other areas of interest. Plus, you’ll have the option for a thesis track if you’re interested in research or a doctoral program.

Candidates for This Program Include:

  • Working professionals seeking career advancement in the health promotion field
  • Students from a wide range of academic backgrounds

You Will Be Able To:

  • Identify, analyze, and synthesize health education concepts, principles and theories applicable to health promotion and worksite wellness.
  • Compare and contrast health promotion program planning models and theories for application in health promotion and wellness settings.
  • Present ideas clearly, effectively and articulately in written and oral communications.
  • Recognize and propose solutions to ethical problems related to health promotion and health education.
  • Develop skills related to the administration of health promotion programs in health and worksite wellness settings.