Health Education and Behavior Program Information
The 30-credit hour, non-thesis in the Master of Science in Health Education and Behavior degree program is designed for students seeking an advanced practitioner’s degree. A distinctive feature of this option allows students to choose a minimum of 15 credit hours of major elective coursework that matches their interests with faculty expertise to plan a program that achieves their professional goals. The degree prepares health promotion specialists to work in local, state, and federal health agencies, nongovernmental health organizations, patient care settings, and the private sector.
The 30-credit, non-thesis Pre-Professional Health Science Track is designed for students seeking a career in health care. This option allows you to choose a minimum of 12 credits of basic science elective coursework which are prerequisites for dental, medical, nursing, occupational therapy, physician assistant, physical therapy, and other health professional programs including 6 credits of undergraduate science courses (3000-4999). This degree track prepares students who are interested in graduate studies in the health sciences and or pursing health professional training. Full-time students can complete the 30-credit hour M.S. options in one year.
The 36-credit Thesis Option, and the 36-credit Project In Lieu Of Thesis Option, in the Master of Science in Health Education and Behavior degree programs are designed for students interested in improving their research skills through conducting evaluation projects and empirical studies, as well as pursuing advanced graduate study, particularly the doctoral degree. Students typically complete these options in about 4 semesters.
For more information, please see our website: http://heb.hhp.ufl.edu/index.php/academia/graduate-programs/masters-programs.