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The University of Alabama

Department of Health Science

Tuscaloosa, AL

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Overview

The University of Alabama / Department of Health Science is located in Tuscaloosa, AL, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA) Health studies
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Health education and promotion

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 47
Doctoral Degrees 3
Other Advanced Degrees 0

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? Yes
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Comp Exam Required
Thesis Optional
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

67
Applied
43
Accepted
26
Enrolled
64%

Applying

50
Application Fee - Domestic
60
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline March 15th March 15th Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0, prerequisites in health education

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards April 15
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

111
Total Graduate Students
2%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 6.31%
Black or African American 27.93%
White or Caucasian 53%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.9%
Asian 4.5%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2.7%
Unknown 1.8%

Gender

Male (21%)
Female (78%)

Faculty

12
Total faculty
Full-time - 12
Part-time - 0
Male (6)
Female (6)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Program planning, substance abuse prevention, obesity prevention, nutrition, physical activity, athletic training, osteoporosis, health behavior
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
3,240

Location & Contact

Address 209 East Annex
PO Box 870311
Tuscaloosa, AL  35487-0311
United States
Contact Dr. Don Chaney
Department Head and Professor
Email: dchaney@ches.ua.edu
Phone: 205-348-9087
Fax: 205-348-7568

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