Health Education and Promotion - Ph.D.

College of Education, Health and Human Services
School of Health Sciences
100 Nixson Hall
Kent Campus
330-672-2197
oss@kent.edu
www.kent.edu/ehhs/hs


Description

The Ph.D. degree in Health Education and Promotion prepares students for leadership roles in academia and community or school settings. Health education borrows from many disciplines, including community organization, education, medicine, biological science, psychology, statistics and communication. Graduates work in schools, higher education, government agencies, hospitals and non-profit agencies.

Fully Offered At:

  • Kent Campus

Accreditation

National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education

Admission Requirements

  • Master's degree from an accredited institution
  • Official transcript(s)
  • Minimum 3.500 graduate GPA is recommended
  • GRE (with a recommended score of 50th percentile)
  • Goal statement
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Résumé or vita
  • Interview

English Language Proficiency Requirements for International Students: All international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning a minimum 550 TOEFL score (79 on the Internet-based version), minimum 77 MELAB score, minimum 6.5 IELTS score or minimum 58 PTE Academic score. For more information on international admission, visit the Office of Global Education’s admission websiteEffective spring 2018.

The college will assess health education and promotion applicants holistically, considering academic credentials, related professional experience, academic or professional references, scholarly activities and professional activities, among others. For more information about graduate admission, please visit the Graduate Studies website.

Students who are admitted to the Ph.D. degree without an equivalent master's degree in health education and promotion may be required to complete additional coursework, which will not be counted towards the degree.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  1. Assess needs, assets and capacity for health education.
  2. Plan health education and promotion activities.
  3. Implement health education and promotion programs.
  4. Conduct program evaluation and research in health education.
  5. Serve as health education resource person.
  6. Administer and manage health education.
  7. Communicate and advocate for health and health education.
 
 

Program Requirements

Major Requirements

[EH-PHD-HEDP]

Major Requirements
EVAL 75510STATISTICS I FOR EDUCATIONAL SERVICES 3
EVAL 85515QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH DESIGNS AND ANALYSIS 3
EVAL 85516QUALITATIVE RESEARCH DESIGN 3
EVAL 85517ADVANCED QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH IN EDUCATIONAL SERVICES 3
or EVAL 85518 ADVANCED QUALITATIVE RESEARCH IN EDUCATIONAL SERVICES
HED 80292PRACTICUM IN HEALTH EDUCATION AND PROMOTION 3
HED 81100RESIDENCY SEMINAR: SYNTHESIS OF LITERATURE IN HEALTH EDUCATION AND PROMOTION 3
HED 81150SEMINAR: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN HEALTH EDUCATION AND PROMOTION 3
HED 81200RESIDENCY SEMINAR: RESEARCH PROPOSAL, DEVELOPMENT AND PRESENTATION 3
HED 81300HEALTH EDUCATION PRACTICE 3
HED 81400RESEARCH DISSEMINATION AND TECHNICAL WRITING IN HEALTH EDUCATION AND PROMOTION 3
HED 81450ADVANCED PROGRAM EVALUATION IN HEALTH EDUCATION AND PROMOTION 3
HED 81550APPLIED THEORY IN HEALTH EDUCATION RESEARCH AND PRACTICE 3
Specialization Courses 16
Dissertation
HED 80199DISSERTATION I 230
Minimum Total Credit Hours:72
1

Students choose an area of specialization—such as school health, sexuality or substance abuse prevention—as developed with advisory phase committee.

2

Upon admission to candidacy, each doctoral candidate must register for HED 80199. It is expected that a doctoral candidate will continuously register for Dissertation I for a total of 30 credit hours, and thereafter HED 80299, each semester (including summer) until all requirements for the degree have been met.

Licensure Information

Candidates seeking Ohio licensure are required to pass specific assessments in order to apply for licensure. Students should consult their advisors for specific program requirements and refer to the Ohio Department of Education-Educator Preparation website for more information on assessments specific to licensure type.