The public health promotion program is designed to prepare students interested in planning, implementing, and evaluating health promotion and education experiences for people in a wide variety of settings. Perhaps the two most visible current employment opportunities are worksite/business settings and clinical settings such as hospitals, health maintenance organizations, and sports medicine centers. Programs are also being developed in the private sector (health clubs, fitness chains, and private health promotion/fitness businesses), community agencies (voluntary health organizations, public health departments), and government (local, state, and federal health agencies, the military, law enforcement). Students enrolled in this program take courses in basic public health studies, substance abuse, sexuality, stress, human diseases, epidemiology, community health promotion, health behavior, and health promotion planning and evaluation. Public health promotion students also complete an internship in a worksite, clinical, community, or government setting. The goals of the program are to have the student obtain a Bachelor of Science degree, prepare to take the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) examination, prepare for potential employment as an entry-level health promotion and education specialist, and/or pursue graduate (e.g., Master of Public Health) or professional education.
Public Health Promotion Four Year Plan
Public Health Promotion Concentration Degree Requirement Sheet
Public Health Promotion Concentration Four Year Plan
Boiler Bytes: Students reach out to the community through Pete's Pals
Plan of Study Worksheet
Registration Time Grid
This Is Public Health
Society for Public Health Education
What is Public Health?
Certified Health Education Specialist(C.H.E.S.)
Health Promotion Career Network (Job Listings)