University of Alberta - Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research

Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research
Killam Centre for Advanced Studies, 2-29 Triffo Hall
Edmonton, AB
Canada T6G 2E1

Health Promotion Studies

Program Information
Faculty: Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research
Degree: Master
Field of Study: Public Health Education and Promotion
Description The Master of Science program in Health Promotion (course-based and thesis-based) responds to the demand from individuals in the health sector to provide integrated multidisciplinary programs focused on the new knowledge and skills needed to successfully engage in health promotion activities. Strategies for health promotion are comprehensive and include research, teaching, advocacy, community development, social marketing, program development, delivery and evaluation, and policy development and implementation. Health Promotion activities are widely recognized as essential for improving the health of the public. Such activities are particularly important as the health system moves toward a wellness perspective and individuals and communities are encouraged to take increased responsibility for their health. The types of health promotion workers who would benefit from the diploma/master's graduate programs include health educators, community nurses, dietitians and nutritionists, occupational and physiotherapists, fitness and lifestyle counsellors, dental hygienists, occupational health workers, workers in drug and alcohol prevention, sexuality educators, and smoking cessation counsellors, among others.
Website: Health Promotion Studies at University of Alberta - Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research
Areas of Research: Social, Cultural and Behavioural Influences on the Health of Populations
Thesis Based? Yes
Course Based? Yes
Length: 2 Year(s)
Cost per year:
Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%): 75
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 580] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 92] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 7]
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests
  • Work Experience
Course-based applicants – A letter of not more than 800 words that outlines a synthesis of the applicant's background (scholastic/academic training and work/research experience), motivation for applying to this degree and career goals. Thesis-based applicants – A letter of not more than 800 words that outlines the anticipated research topic(s) or areas of thesis research. The applicant should also identify appropriate faculty members from the Centre for Health Promotion Studies as a potential supervisor.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Last Updated: July 18, 2015