Health Promotion

Degree:Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
Major:Health Promotion
Minor:Health Promotion
Department:Building 72, Room 241
College:Usha Kundu, MD College of Health
CIP Code:51.1504
Semester Hours Required For Degree: 120

This degree program provides students with the foundation to design, implement, and evaluate interventions that promote healthy behaviors and lifestyles.  Settings for health promotion include schools, communities, health care facilities, governmental agencies, health departments, non-profit organizations, corporations, and universities.  Health educators are employed under a range of titles such as health educators, health education specialist, wellness coordinator, patient educator, health trainers, community liaison, community outreach worker, program manager, and public health educator.  Coursework reflects current professional standards established by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. (NCHEC) and prepares students for national credentialing as a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES).

Program Requirements

In addition to the university’s general requirements, students seeking the B.S. in Health Promotion must meet the requirements listed below.

Students should take PSY 2012 General Psychology to satisfy the social science/behavioral perspective component, MAC 1105 College Algebra and STA 2023 Elements of Statistics to satisfy the mathematics component, and APK 2105C Applied Human Anatomy and Physiology II with Laboratory with Lab and APK 2100C Applied Human Anatomy and Physiology I with Laboratory with Lab to satisfy the natural science component of General Education. For additional information see the General Education section of this Catalog.

Students in Health Promotion will complete a capstone senior experience during their senior year.  Requirements for admission to capstone course are as follows:

  • Grade of "C-" or higher in all courses used to fulfill major and major-related requirements
  • At least a 2.50 cumulative GPA in the major
  • Recommendations of academic advisor and chairperson of the Movement Sciences and Health