Master of Public Health - Health Promotion Track

Program Chair: Prof. Leah Rosen (

Academice advisor: Dr. Ronit Jakobovich (

Secretary: Ms. Libby Manor ( /


The objective of the Master's Degree in Public Health - Health Promotion Track at TAU is to prepare the next generation of active health promoters and health promotion researchers in Israel. The program teaches the fundamental concepts of health promotion and relevant research methods. The curriculum incorporates theories in health promotion and practice with the basic scientific disciplines of epidemiology, biostatistics, and qualitative methods.


The MPH - Health Promotion Track program aims to:

  • Provide students with the essential tools to develop, adapt, and implement health promotion programs and strategies 
  • Integrate health promotion into a variety of disciplines and professions 
  • Contribute to the development of the field through research and training


The program is designed for healthcare professionals, as well as individuals with non-medical backgrounds (educators, journalists, statisticians, psychologists, sociologists, and social workers). We particularly seek candidates who will contribute to the field by benefiting the health of populations in Israel and worldwide.


Admissions Requirements

  • Ability to read, write, and speak Hebrew fluently.
  • Applicants must have a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution with a minimum grade average of 80 points (B), as well as experience and/or interest in Public Health.
  • Students may be required to take a pre-requisite course in Human Pathology.


Program Requirements

  • All students are required to complete a research thesis or project within three years from the start of the program.
    • Thesis Track: Students who decide to write a thesis are required to complete 34 credits of coursework and present an oral defense.
    • Project Track: Students who chose to do a project must complete 42 credits of coursework.


MPH - Health Promotion Track Course Curriculum

  • Required Medical Faculty Courses: Biostatistics A (Basic), Ethics of Medical Research, Scientific Writing (thesis students only)
  • Required MPH Core Courses: Introduction to Epidemiology, Biostatistics B (Advanced), Research Methods in Epidemiology, Planning an Epidemiological Study and Writing a Research Proposal, Public Health: Theory to Practice, Introduction to Healthcare Management, Introduction to Health Economics, Health and Illness Behavior
  • Health Promotion Track Core Courses: Introduction to Health Promotion, Health Communications, Health Promotion Methodology, Practicum
  • Advanced Health Promotion Electives: Project Management in Health Promotion, Tobacco Control in the 21rst Century, Reducing Health Inequalities, Biomedical and Public Health Law, Health Communications in the Digital Era, Health Promoting Lifestyle Behaviors, Environmental Epidemiology, Health Promotion in the 21st century: children, parents, educational institutions and universities, Introduction to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy – Behavioral Change and Personal Resilience, Physical activity and Public Health
  • Electives: Students may choose other electives offered by the School of Public Health. Courses taught in the Faculty of Medicine and other Faculties at Tel Aviv University may be taken with the permission of the Departmental Advisor.

All courses are taught in Hebrew unless specified otherwise.


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