B.S. in Health Promotion: Application Procedures
Information about applying for admission to the Health Promotion major
- Completion of General Education Areas I-VI
- Overall grade point average (GPA) minimum of 2.7
- GPA in General Education Area I (Foundation skills) minimum of 2.7
- GPA in General Education Area II (Sciences) minimum of 2.7
GPA in General Education Area VI (Courses related to program of study) minimum of 2.7 and no grade less than C (2.0) . The area VI requirements are
- HPRB 1710
- CBIO 2200/L
- CBIO 2210/L
- BIOS 2010
- COMM 1100 (health promotion) Or CHFD 2200 or CLAS 1030 (health services)
Why is health promotion important to you? How will this degree help you obtain your career goals? You may include volunteer experience, work experience, personal experience, or relevant coursework that sparked your interest in health promotion. You should write in the first person and limit your answer to one page, double-spaced, 12 font print with one-inch margin.
Completion of Application for Admission
A student may make application to the Health Promotion major after satisfactory completion of the University General Education Curriculum requirements (or the core curriculum). A student in the process of completing the required course work in area VI (area F) may be provisionally accepted contingent upon satisfactory completion of the required courses while maintaining the required 2.7 gpa’s for admission.
Each year, approximately 100 students will be accepted into the major (50 in the fall and 50 in the spring). Applicants are rank ordered based on the overall gpa, the gpa for area VI courses, the gpa’s for areas I and II, and the essay. The highest ranking students up to the quota for that semester are admitted. Simply meeting the admission requirements will not guarantee acceptance. Applicants who are not accepted may apply again the following semester.
Please deliver the application for admission and your essay to (do not email):
Ms. Heather McEachern
College of Public Health
N124 Paul D. Coverdell Center
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602-7396
Deadlines and Admission Decisions
The deadline for turning in an application for the major is the second Friday in September for spring admission and the second Friday in February for fall/summer admission.
Admission decisions will be made by early October for spring admission and early March for fall admission. You will be notified by email of an admission decision.
Spring 2014: Applications due by 5:00 PM Friday, February 14, 2014.
Fall 2014: Applications due by 5:00 PM Friday, September 12, 2014.