B.S. in Health Promotion: Application Procedures

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The health promotion major is high demand and has an application for admission. Information about applying for admission to the Health Promotion major:

To be eligible to apply to the major, you must meet the following requirements:

  • You must have an overall GPA of 2.7 and be in Good Standing.
  • You must have all of your General Education Core Curriculum (Areas I – VI) completed or in-progress towards completion by the end of the semester in which you are applying.
    • You may have one course remaining to complete from Areas I – V, but not from Area VI. This course must be completed in the first semester after admission.
  • You must have a grade of C or higher for all courses completed in Area VI:
    • HPRB 1710
    • CBIO 2200/L
    • CBIO 2210/L
    • BIOS 2010
    • COMM 1100
  • You must also complete the following University requirements:
    • Federal Constitution
    • Georgia Constitution
    • U.S and Georgia History
      • These requirements can be satisfied after preliminary admission to the major, but must be completed before you will be permitted to take any major required courses.
  • If you are uncertain whether you are eligible to apply to the major, please contact your academic advisor.

Completed Essay:

Describe your career goals as you currently envision them.  What is your interest in health promotion and disease prevention?  Be sure to consider how this major fits with your goals.   Suggestions to consider include volunteer experience, work experience, personal experience, or relevant coursework that sparked your interest in health or 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. 
Please save essay as PDF as follows:  LastName_FirstName_CurrentSemester  
example:  McEachern_Heather_Fall2017.

Application for Admission

  • 2017 Fall BS Health Promotion Application - coming in August
    • Submit PDF Essay in online application

Application Procedure:

A student may make application to the Health Promotion major after satisfactory completion of the University General Education Curriculum requirements (or the core curriculum) (one course may remain incomplete at time of application). A student in the process of completing the required course work may be provisionally accepted contingent upon satisfactory completion of the required courses while maintaining the required 2.7 gpa’s for admission.  One core course may remain incomplete although it should be completed within one semester of beginning the major.  University requirements, including US and Georgia history and constitution requirements, must also be completed upon application.  

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. Students may apply for admission in the Spring if requirements will be completed in the Summer.

Please submit the application for admission and your essay by the posted deadline.
Questions?  Email cphadm@uga.edu.

Ms. Heather McEachern
Collegeof Public Health
105D Rhodes Hall, Health Sciences Campus
Universityof Georgia
Athens, GA 30602
706-512-3187 (voice)

Deadlines and Admission Decisions

The deadline for turning in an application for the major is the second Friday in September for fall admission cycle and the second Friday in February for spring admission cycle.

Admission decisions will be made by min-October for fall admission and mid-March for spring admission.  You will be notified by email of an admission decision.

Spring 2017: Applications due by 5:00 PM Friday, February 10, 2017.
Fall 2017:  Applications due by 5:00 PM Friday, September 8, 2017.