The primary objective of this program is to prepare researchers and leaders by fostering research and development in health promotion. Programs are interdisciplinary, recognizing that study of health behavior requires theories, information, and expertise from many fields.

Students seeking a graduate degree in Health Promotion and Behavior can choose among the following degrees: Master in Public Health (MPH) and Doctor in Public Health (DrPH) with a concentration in Health Promotion, M.A. in Health Promotion and Behavior, and Ph.D. in Health Promotion and Behavior. Detailed information about each degree is available at the College of Public Health’s website.

Degree Awarded: PhD

Degree Code: PHD_HPBR

The primary objective of this program is to prepare researchers and leaders in the field by fostering research and development in Health Promotion and Behavior. The program of study is interdisciplinary, recognizing that the sophisticated study of health behavior requires theories, information, and expertise from multiple fields. In addition to the core courses in Health Promotion and Behavior, Ph.D. students choose one of the following cognates:

  • Health Communication
  • Behavioral Foundations
  • Instructional Design

The Department of Health Promotion and Behavior, through research, teaching, and service, prepares professionals in process-related competencies in health promotion programming that are based on a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the determinants of health. Health promotion efforts are directed at influencing or facilitating health-related behavior, advocating public health policy, creating supportive environments, strengthening community action, developing personal skills, and reorienting health services.

School/College: College of Public Health

Rhodes Hall, Health Sciences Campus
Athens, GA 30602

706-542-2300

Academic Department: Health Promotion and Behavior

Ramsey Student Center
Athens, GA 30602-6522

Graduate Coordinator: Jessica Muilenburg

706-542-4365

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