Due to the high demand for the health promotion major, the College of Public Health requires both an application and essay for admission into the degree program. Applications are accepted each Fall and Spring Semester.
A student may apply 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 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. See “Admission Requirements” for further details.
1) Admissions 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 this essay in the first person, and limit your answer to one-page, double-spaced, 12 font print with one-inch margin.
Please save essay in PDF format and name the file as follows: LastName_FirstName_CurrentSemester.pdf (example: McEachern_Heather_Fall2017.pdf)
2) B.S. in Health Promotion Application: Complete and submit this online form. Remember to upload a PDF version your Admissions Essay (see above).
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 overall GPA, GPA for area VI courses, GPAs for areas I and II, and their admission 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.
Application 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 mid-October for fall admission and mid-March for spring admission. You will be notified by email of an admission decision.
- 2017 Fall Semester Deadline: Applications due by 5:00 PM Friday, September 8, 2017.
- 2018 Spring Semester Deadline: Applications due by 5:00 PM Friday, February 9, 2018.
College of Public Health
105D Rhodes Hall, Health Sciences Campus
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602