Health Advocacy Curriculum

The MSA in Health Advocacy prepares advocates who promote health, prevent disease, disability, and premature death through efforts to educate, inform, and promote voluntary behavior change activities in the individual, the family, or the community.  Develop your knowledge of health disparities, cultural competence, and needs assessment to plan and implement programs, coordinate services, and evaluate programs. 

 Health Advocates are employed in schools, colleges, workplaces, medical care settings, and public health settings.  Graduate prepared for CHES certification (a voluntary credential) from the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing.  Health care advocates are employed in a variety of positions, community health advocate, healthcare navigator, health outreach coordinator, health education specialist, health intervention coordinator, health program evaluator, public health advocate, health care case manager, family care counselor, or community health coach.

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Health Advocacy Accelerated Student Progression – 20 Months

  • Year 1: Fall Semester 
    • ADMN 603- Excellence in Leadership: Theory and Practice
    • HADV 601- Health Disparity and Social Inequity
    • HADV 641- Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • Year 1: Spring Semester
    • ADMN 601- Excellence in Managing Contemporary Organizations
    • ADMN 628- Project Management
    • HADV 631- Health Advocacy and Behavior Change
  • Year 1: Summer Semester
    • HADV 603- Cultural Competence in Health Advocacy
    • HADV 621- Health Advocacy: Access and Navigation
  • Year 2: Fall Semester

    • INT 601- Intro to Research Design and Methods
    • ADMN 607- Accounting and Finance for Evaluation and Control
  • Year 2: Spring Semester
    • HADV 699- Capstone in Strategic HADV
    • ADMN 613- Ethics for Leaders

Health Advocacy Life-Balance Student Progression – 28 Months

  • Year 1: Fall Semester 
    • ADMN 603- Excellence in Leadership: Theory and Practice
    • HADV 601- Health Disparity and Social Inequity
  • Year 1: Spring Semester
    • ADMN 601- Excellence in Managing Contemporary Organizations
    • HADV 631- Health Advocacy and Behavior Change
  • Year 1: Summer Semester
    • HADV 603- Cultural Competence in Health Advocacy
    • HADV 621- Health Advocacy: Access and Navigation
  • Year 2: Fall Semester
    • HADV 641- Epidemiology and Biostatistics
    • ADMN 607- Accounting and Finance for Evaluation and Control
  • Year 2: Spring Semester
    • INT 601- Intro to Research Design and Methods
    • ADMN 628- Project Management
  • Year 2: Summer Semester
    • Summer Break
  • Year 3: Fall Semester
    • HADV 699- Capstone in Strategic HADV
    • ADMN 613- Ethics for Leaders

Students interested in dual concentrations should contact their program chair.

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