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

SUNY Oswego Michael-Daniel Vodzogbe online health masters
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 its now offering a new online masters 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 healthpromotion 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 masters 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 masters 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 schools 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 programs 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 wellnessprogram manager, health promotion/wellness specialist, human resource wellness specialist, wellness consultant, and wellness entrepreneur.


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