College of Education

Kinesiology and Health Promotion - Health Promotion Option

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Program Summary

Fall 2021 (Domestic Students)
Application Dates: 07/23/2021
Start Dates: 08/23/2021
Spring 2022 (Domestic Students)
Application Dates: 12/6/2021
Start Dates: 01/10/2022
Fall 2021 (International Students)
Application Dates: 04/1/2021
Start Dates: 08/23/2021
Spring 2022 (International Students)
Application Dates: 08/15/2021
Start Dates: 01/10/2022
Credits and Cost
Credits required: 33
Cost per credit: $693.00

Dr. Melinda Ickes

Director of Graduate Studies in Kinesiology & Health Promotion

Associate Professor

College of Education

100 Seaton Building

859-257-1625

  • MS
Mobilize your passion about health and wellness with our Master’s degree in Health Promotion.  Our flexible distance learning degree option will help you gain advanced professional skills, build professional relationships with top alumni and benefit from the tutelage of internationally-recognized faculty in health promotion.  We will prepare you for a variety of positions in the health promotion field, including careers in healthcare facilities, public health departments and public health policy agencies, schools and universities, the non-profit sector, and many other businesses and industries.   

Program Summary

Fall 2021 (Domestic Students)
Application Dates: 07/23/2021
Start Dates: 08/23/2021
Spring 2022 (Domestic Students)
Application Dates: 12/6/2021
Start Dates: 01/10/2022
Fall 2021 (International Students)
Application Dates: 04/1/2021
Start Dates: 08/23/2021
Spring 2022 (International Students)
Application Dates: 08/15/2021
Start Dates: 01/10/2022
Credits and Cost
Credits required: 33
Cost per credit: $693.00

Making Health Possible for ALL!

Our health promotion courses prepare students to sit for the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) examination, a professional credential widely respected in the health promotion field. Our program has a required internship that you can complete from wherever you are, helping you gain valuable hands on experience to stand out to employers. 

 The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects positions for health educators and community health workers to increase significantly from 2018-28. Health educators in all industries earned a median annual wage of $54,200 in 2018, while those employed specifically in hospitals earned a median annual wage of $64,800 in the same year. Those with graduate degrees are poised for leadership positions and better earning potential.  

Application Requirements

  1. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with adequate preparation in health, physical education, or related fields. 
  2. GPA requirement: 2.75 or higher 
  3. Resume/CV 
  4. Personal Statement
    • A professional goal statement describing the applicant’s professional background, motivations for seeking a graduate education in this specialty area, why the current program is an ideal fit, and career/research aspirations. 
  5. Three letters of recommendation
    •  At least two must be from a person with direct knowledge of applicant’s academic capabilities (e.g., instructor, research supervisor, advisor, etc.). 

The GRE is not required for admission to this program.


Contact

Dr. Melinda Ickes

Director of Graduate Studies in Kinesiology & Health Promotion

Associate Professor

College of Education

100 Seaton Building

859-257-1625

State Authorization & Licensure

If you plan to complete a University of Kentucky online program while living outside of Kentucky, you should check the Out-of-State Students page to determine if the University of Kentucky is authorized to provide this program in your state of residence. If you plan to use the degree to seek licensure, you should also determine if the degree meets the educational requirements for licensure in your state.