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Health Promotion and Disability Studies

The Department came into existence with the establishment of the School of Public Health during the 2014/2015 academic year. At its inception, the Department was known as the “Department of Health Promotion and Education” and constituted one of the six (6) foundation Departments birthed with the inauguration of the School of Public Health during the 2014/2015 academic year. The Department’s name has since 2018/2019 academic year been changed to the Department of Health Promotion and Disability Studies.  The change in name was necessitated following the migration of the Centre for Disability and Rehabilitation Studies (CEDRES) from the Department of Community Health in the then School of Medical Sciences (SMS) to the Department of Health Promotion and Education, School of Public Health. The change in the Department’s name was to reflect this realignment.

The Department has sixteen (16) staff comprising one (1) Professor, Four (4) Senior Lecturers, three (3) Lecturers, three (3) Assistant Lecturers, Four (4) Technicians and two (2) Administrative Assistants.


The vision of the Department

The vision of the Department is to become the most competitive centre of excellence and the preferred destination for public health training, research and community service in Africa and beyond.


Mission of the Department

The Department of Health Promotion exists to advance knowledge in science and technology through creating an environment for undertaking relevant/cutting-edge research, quality teaching/training of future leaders, entrepreneurship training and community engagement to improve the quality of life of human and animal populations.


Partnerships and Collaboration

  • Leeds Beckett University, UK
  • Ministry of Health, Ghana
  • Ghana Health Service
  • Ghana Tertiary Education Commission


Programmes Offered

  • MPH/MSc. Health Education and Promotion (Regular and Weekend Options)

The MPH/MSc in Health Education and Promotion is a 12-months programme that develops students’ capacity to work in the field of public health and related areas. Applicants desiring to pursue this programme must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Must have Bachelor’s degree (minimum of Second Class (Lower Division)) from a recognised tertiary institution preferably in any of the natural sciences such as medicine, veterinary medicine, nursing, public health, environmental sciences, biology, pharmacy or health-related sectors such as the social sciences, development studies and education.


  • MPhil. Disability, Rehabilitation and Development (Regular and Weekend Options)

The MPhil Disability, Rehabilitation and Development is a two-year programme that develops student’s competency to deeply appreciate and analyse disability legislations, policy and practice. The philosophy of the programme is to empower disabled people to achieve their full inclusion in society. Applicants desiring to pursue this programme must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Must have a good first degree (minimum of Second Class (Lower Division)) in disability and rehabilitation, special education, social sciences, public health, allied health disciplines, nursing, environmental health, pharmacy, development studies, law, biomedical engineering or related fields.


  • BSc. Disability and Rehabilitation Studies

The BSc Disability and Rehabilitation Studies is a four (4) year programme that prepare students to work with disabled people in community and institutional settings This programme equip students with skills to help individuals living with physical, mental, and developmental disabilities live independently and realise their potentials.  Graduates from this programme will seamlessly transition to graduate studies in rehabilitation and public health.

Candidates who desire to pursue this programme must meet the following entry requirements:

A.    SSSCE/WASSCE Holders with PASSES not lower than B3 in any of the THREE WASSCE/SSSCE Core Subjects (English Language, Mathematics and Integrated Science), plus CREDIT in THREE WASSCE/SSSCECE Elective subjects from the following groupings;


B. OR ‘A’ Level applicants with Five (5) Credits at the GCE ‘O’ Level including English Language, Mathematics, and General Science and at least TWO (2) passes at the GCE ‘A’ level in the relevant subject areas as indicated in (a) above.

C.  Mature students who have attained the age of 25 years or above at the time of Application and have credits in Five (5) GCE ‘O Level subjects including English Language and Mathematics, OR credits (A1-C6/ A-D) in the following Three (3) Core Subjects: English Language, Mathematics, and Integrated Science plus credits (A1-C6/A-D) in Three Elective Subjects with an Aggregate Score of 24 or better in the relevant Area of Study (in addition to passing an Entrance Examination and /or Interview).

D. Practicing professionals with a Diploma in Nursing, Midwifery, Psychiatry, Physiotherapy, Education, Social Service/Work and with a minimum of 3 years working experience.