College of Education

Health Promotion (Non-Teaching)


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Are you interested in how lifestyle affects health, or do you pay close attention to the latest health news? Are you concerned about lifestyle trends that may be impacting the health of our communities? 

The health promotion program can prepare you to help others live healthier lives. You will study human health and wellness, drug education, nutrition, sexuality education, and program planning in health education. 


Health promotion generally focuses on the whole individual, including social and emotional dimensions, not just the physical. This area of study is interdisciplinary, extending into biology, psychology, sociology, and medicine.


With a degree in health promotion, you will be eligible to:

  • take the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam;

  • work in hosptials, health departments, worksite wellness, state or national agencies and organizations, or other similar settings; 

  • apply to graduate schools in health-related areas of study.


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"Health Promotion has taught me all about wellness including, how to assess a need in a community, create a program, be a resource person, and evaluate the program. But it has also taught me so much more. Thanks to my caring professors I've become not only more knowledgeable, but also more confident than I have ever been before."

Riley Callard

Current Health Promotion Student


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Career Opportunities in Health Promotion:

  • Community health centers
  • Federal/State/Local government public health agencies
  • Health Coordinator
  • Health education programs (hosptials or insurance companies)
  • Health Specialist
  • University health services or wellness center
  • Worksite Wellness

Graduation Requirements

The B.S. in Health Promotion requires completion of the following: (1) UK Core requirements; (2) specified course work in program-related studies and professional education; (3) health promotion major; (4) completion of a university-approved minor.

Curriculum Information

2021-2022 Major Sheet