American University's Master of Science in Health Promotion Management features a curriculum that reflects the latest trends, research, and health promotion initiatives. Established in 1980, the on-campus program was the first degree of its kind. Today, we continue to bring innovation and cutting-edge learning opportunities to the healthcare field with our 100% online degree.

This 30-credit-hour program consists of 10 courses and can be completed in as few as 20 months. Coursework combines concepts of health and wellness with principles of business management to provide a broad-based knowledge of health promotion. You'll gain hands-on experience you can immediately apply to make an impact in your community or organization.

With the skills you develop in this program, you'll be prepared to emerge as a leader in the field, empowering people and organizations to choose health-promoting behaviors.

Learn more about the courses you'll take below.


Program Outcomes

When you complete your program, you'll be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of human health and wellness and the factors impacting individual and organizational health.
  • Conduct, analyze, and translate health science research for health promotion practice and management.
  • Formulate and demonstrate effective, culturally competent health communication strategies across various mediums, channels, and organizations.
  • Apply analytical, creative, and intuitive thinking styles to identify problems, explore opportunities, and evaluate existing paradigms for organizational advantage.
  • Apply best practices in health promotion management to assess needs, make plans, organize projects, align resources, build partnerships, monitor outcomes, and provide leadership.