Health Education and Health Promotion

SchoolSchool of Public Health
DepartmentDepartment of Health Education and Health Promotion
DegreeM.Sc. (Master of Science).

Program Description: 

Students will acquire the knowledge and skills to identify the determinants of health and designing, implementation and evaluating health-related program. They help in enabling all people to improve their health.

Health Education and Health Promotion construct opportunities for learning some form of communication designed to improve health literacy, improving knowledge, and developing life skills which are conducive to individual and community health. Health education is not only concerned with the communication of information, but also with fostering motivation and skills necessary to improve health.


The course is intended to achieve the following goals: 


       · Designing, managing and promoting health improvement programs

       · Raising awareness of good health, diet and exercise through training and workshops

       · Changing the behaviors of individual or social groups

       · Improving quality of life for people in the community



  General Competencies 

  Specific Competencies and Skills

   At the end of the program learners will be competent in the following skills:

  • Developing a logical  plan for  health education and promotion program
  • Conducting health Needs Assessment and Prioritization
  •  Making behavioral changes to improve health
  • Communicating and advocating effectively for health education and health promotion
  • Determining the evaluation criteria
  • Determining resource
  • Participating individuals and organizations for health promotion




Admission Requirements

General Requirement: To apply for this program, you will need to fulfill a number of requirements, which can be found in the Graduate Admission Requirements.

Specific Requiremetns:  Holding a Bachelor’s degree (B.Sc.) in health education and health promotion received in Iran or abroad

The eligible candidate should have successfully completed an approved related Degree program and should be proficient in English or Persian.

Admission Deadline

Tehran University of Medical Sciences has a rolling application system and reviews student applications all year round.

However, the deadline for the September intake is June 31.

Education Fees and Yearly Expenses

For complete and comprehensive information about fees and expenses, please refer to the Education Fees and Yearly Expenses section.





Program Curriculum

For more information, please download the Program Curriculum of Health Education and Health Promotion



Contact Information:

In case of any inquiries, please contact the Office of Vice-Dean for International Affairs at TUMS School of Health Education and Health Promotion through the following:

Contact Person: : Dr. Ahmad Ali Hanafi-Bojd

Tel.:  (+98 21) 42933167 

Email  :


Address: School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Enqelab Square, Tehran, Iran.

To contact the Office of International Admissions, please use the following information:

Tel.: (+98 21) 8890 2090-93, Ext.: 169


Address: No. 21, Dameshgh St., Vali-e Asr Ave., Tehran 1416753955, Iran

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