Degree Type: 

Doctor of Philosophy


Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation

Modes of Study: 


About Programme: 

  1. Conduct comprehensive health needs assessment.
  2. Translate theory and research knowledge into health promotion interventions.
  3. Design, implement, and evaluate health promotion programmes in various settings.
  4. Conduct original research on the identification of the determinants of health.
  5. Advocate for health interventions in vulnerable groups.

Entry Requirements: 

Master’s degree (with thesis) in a health related discipline.

Career Opportunities: 

The programme is designed for the following categories of persons:

  1. Staff of the Department of HPER of UCC.
  2. Staff of relevant Departments in tertiary institutions.
  3. Tutors in the training institutions of the Ministry of Health.
  4. Public health workers of the Ghana Health Service.
  5. Persons aspiring for teaching jobs in tertiary institutions.
  6. Persons aspiring for positions in health research institutions