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Health Education & Promotion

The major in Health Education & Promotion prepares the student to work with individuals, groups, and families in the worksite, health behavior organizations, university based health services, wellness centers, and employee health behavior programs. With a strong focus on public health, community health educators possess professional expertise in the areas of program planning, implementation and evaluation of disease prevention and health promotion activities. Health Education and Promotion majors are trained to conduct educational programs in the areas of Health & Disease, Substance Use & Abuse, Gerontology, and Maternal and Child Health. Particular professional skills emphasized in the program include research, grant writing and epidemiology.

General Information
Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health
GPA Requirement 2.0
Department Website Department of Health and Kinesiology
Degree(s) Offered Bachelor of Science in Public Health Major: Health Education & Promotion
Possible Employment Settings
  • Federal, state, & local agencies
  • Community Health Centers
  • Hospitals and Clinics
  • Industry and Business
  • Physicians’ Offices
  • Assisted Living
  • Colleges & Universities
  • Social Service Agencies


  • Nursing Homes
  • Insurance Companies
  • Pharmaceutical and hospital supply firms
  • Consumer Advocacy Organizations
  • Wellness Programs
  • Voluntary Health Agencies
  • Rehabilitation Centers
Occupational Opportunities
  • Weight Management Specialist
  • Personal Stress Manager
  • AIDS Educator
  • Corporate Trainers
  • Community Svc. & Health Educator Officer
  • University Health Educator
  • Work Site Wellness Coordinator
  • Commercial Wellness Centers
  • Hospital Health Education Coordinator
  • School District Health Related Services
  • Field Health Officer
  • Industrial Hygienist
  • Hospital Administrator
  • Environmental Health Specialists
  • Health InformationAdministrator/Technician
  • Hospital/Managed Care Administrator
  • Alcohol/Drug Manager


Professional and Student Organizations
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Last updated: 8/2/2019