The Health Promotion and Policy emphasis combines a thorough knowledge of behavior change theory and program planning and evaluation with valuable knowledge of how policy decisions are influenced and made. Particularly attractive to students with undergraduate degrees in psychology, social work, political science, communications and other related fields.

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Required courses and when they are offered
Core Course Descriptions
Elective and Core Courses List

  • The Health Promotion and Policy (HPP) curriculum requires choosing at least one Health Communication elective. Effective FS16.
    • Searchable by emphasis, format, etc. (indicated in the elective spreadsheet above)
    • Course descriptions – click on red triangle in the corner of the Title field.
    • Students are responsible for meeting the elective requirements to avoid the need to take additional classes and delays in graduation.

Sample Plans of Study


Message from our emphasis area director, Dr. Brian Houston.