May 22, 2024
SUNY Oswego offering online master’s degree in health promotion, behavioral health

SUNY Oswego offering online master’s degree in health promotion, behavioral health

Michael-Daniel Vodzogbe, one of the first students in SUNY Oswego’s online master’s degree program in health promotion and behavioral wellness, is preparing for his career through this new graduate offering, the university said. (Photo credit: SUNY Oswego)

OSWEGO, N.Y. — SUNY Oswego says it’s now offering a new online master’s degree in health promotion and behavioral wellness.

The program “responds to the increasing need” for skilled health promotion and wellness professionals, “providing a comprehensive curriculum that equips students for influential roles in this dynamic field,” the university said in its announcement.

The school cites data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics indicating the demand for health-promotion professionals is projected to increase by 7 percent to 15 percent by 2032, depending on the specific sector.

SUNY Oswego went on to say the need for professionals skilled in behavioral wellness and health promotion has “surged” as organizations “increasingly recognize the importance of supporting their employees’ holistic health.”

The online master’s in health promotion and behavioral wellness at SUNY Oswego meets the “rising demand” to prepare professionals well-versed in preventive lifestyles and behavior modification.

Kristen Eichhorn, dean of graduate studies at SUNY Oswego, called the launch of this online master’s degree program a “significant milestone” for the university.

“This exciting new program focuses on designing and evaluating interventions that help motivate and educate individuals to lead healthy lives,” Eichhorn said in the school’s announcement. “We are committed to providing our students with the skills and knowledge they need to make a meaningful impact on public health and connecting them to a job sector that is projected to grow significantly over the next few years. This program is a testament to that commitment, and we look forward to seeing the positive changes our graduates will bring to communities and organizations worldwide.”

SUNY Oswego contends the program’s graduates will be well-positioned to take on roles that include community health professional, health promotion and wellness advocate, health promotion and wellness director, health promotion and wellness-program manager, health promotion/wellness specialist, human resource wellness specialist, wellness consultant, and wellness entrepreneur.



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