Online Master of Science in Health Promotion Management

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DAPA Award-Winning Program

Meets CWP Requirements

Scholarships Available

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Help Others Lead Healthier Lives

Learn to empower people and organizations to choose health-promoting behaviors with American University’s online MS in Health Promotion Management. Our program meets the eligibility requirements for Certified Wellness Practitioner (CWP) through the National Wellness Institute, meaning you will gain the knowledge and experience needed to be a changemaker in a world that’s increasingly focused on improving health. Graduate with an understanding of both health science and management, prepared to lead in the fight against the world’s leading health risks.

Online Merit Scholarships

$10,000 — No Separate Application Required

Prospective students who have a cumulative 3.0 GPA or above (on a 4.0 scale) in their undergraduate program can qualify for the Online Merit Scholarship in award amounts up to $10,000. As part of your application process, your academic history will be reviewed to see if the scholarship can be applied; there is no separate application to fill out.*

Develop the Skills You Need to Effectively Promote Health

AU’s master’s in health promotion management curriculum was the first in the U.S. to combine the concepts of health and wellness with the principles of business and management, teaching you the real-world skills you need to be a leader in the field. Learn what makes our program unique:

DAPA-Winning Program

Our program is a winner of the National Wellness Institute’s Distinguished Academic Program Award (DAPA).

CHES Pass Rate

100% pass rate for graduates who took the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) Exam in the past 5 years.

Cutting-Edge Curriculum

AU’s curriculum adapts to current events and prepares you with relevant skills for the field.

High-Growth Health Promotion Management Opportunities

Careers promoting health and wellness tend to be in high demand with above-average industry growth due to the societal benefits of educating the general public on the latest in health research. In fact, overall employment of health education specialists is projected to grow at the rate of 7% between 2022 and 2032.1 Even more impressive, job openings for community health workers are expected to increase 14% in the same time period.2 Job opportunities in this field include:

Wellness Program Manager $67,167 per year3

Health Education Specialist $62,860 per year1

Community Health Worker $48,200 per year2

Alumni Employers

As passionate change-makers, our alumni are employed in various settings all over the country. You can find some of them working at these organizations:

  • Headspace Health
  • Mayo Clinic
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Wellness Corporate Solutions
  • YMCA

Where Passion Becomes Purpose

American University delivers a collaborative, immersive, and personalized online learning experience from the heart of Washington, D.C., to anywhere in the world. As an online student, you’ll take rigorous courses led by the same outstanding faculty members who teach on campus. We are committed to helping you reach your professional and educational goals by maintaining the high quality of instruction that AU programs have been known for since 1893, all while you benefit from the convenience and flexibility of online learning.

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Sources and Disclaimer

  1. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. “Health Education Specialists.” Apr. 17, 2024. Retrieved Apr. 24, 2024 from
  2. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. “Community Health Workers.” Apr. 17, 2024. Retrieved Apr. 24, 2024 from
  3. Payscale. “Average Wellness Program Manager Salary.” Retrieved Apr. 24, 2024 from

*You will be notified of the scholarship status when you’re admitted to the program, or shortly thereafter. To receive the scholarship, which is applied equally to the fifth and sixth courses of the program, you must remain in good academic standing.