The First Degree of its Kind

Did you know that American University started the first ever MS in Health Promotion Management program? Since 1980, this unique program has prepared future leaders within the health promotion industry. As a graduate, you’ll be ready to help people, organizations, and communities improve their health and decrease healthcare costs.
The Master’s in Health Promotion Management program features:
  • Five areas of specialization: Corporate Health, Health Communication, Health Policy, Global Health, or Nutrition Education.
  • A unique integration of business, science, and the art of health promotion.
  • Expert faculty that helped the MS in Health Promotion Management program win the Distinguished Academic Program Award from the National Wellness Institute.
  • Access to national and international organizations, and public and private institutes, that conduct groundbreaking research.

Accelerator Admission
Details (2018)

Advanced Master’s Accelerator ProgramMaster’s Accelerator ProgramPre-Sessional English Language
GPA3.03.03.0
IELTS6.56.05.5
Available EntrySpring or FallSpring, Summer, or Fall
Qualifying undergraduate degrees:
4-year undergraduate degree or equivalent from an accredited institution.
Coursework required in: Exercise Science or Biology.

Sample Coursework

Below is a list of degree-related courses you might take during your Master’s Accelerator Program. Courses may change based on availability and your preferences.
  • Applied Physiology and Testing
  • Research Methodology
  • Research Methods

Progression Details

Advanced Master’s Accelerator ProgramMaster’s Accelerator ProgramPre-Sessional English Language
Credits Earned Towards Degree690
Progression IntoMaster’s degree programMaster’s degree programMaster’s Accelerator Program
Progression RequirementsGPA of 3.0 with no grade lower than a BGPA of 3.0 with no grade lower than a BSuccessful completion of the qualifying level in ELTA with a grade of B or higher in each course
Total credits required for degree: 36 credit hours

Tuition Costs

Advanced Master’s Accelerator ProgramMaster’s Accelerator ProgramPre-Sessional English LanguageCost Per Credit After Accelerator1Total Credits Required For Degree
MS in Health Promotion Management$20,653$29,315$8,165$1,64236

Note: Pre-Sessional English Language costs represent Spring and Fall 2018. Price varies for summer semester. Please visit accelerator.american.edu/masters-accelerator/tuition for more detailed costs.

1Cost per credit hour subject to change. Number of credits and semesters remaining after completion of Master’s Accelerator varies by program and student. The average graduate student takes 9 credits per semester.


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