College of Education

Health Promotion (Teaching)

120

Semester Hours

48

Credit Hours/Major Hours

30

Core Hours

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The Health Promotion major is designed for students interested in teaching health education in the schools. The major requires students to complete one or more University-approved minors (18-21 hours). The department also offers a double major in Kinesiology and Health Promotion for students interested in teaching both Kinesiology and Health Promotion.

Careers

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After graduation, students with a major in Health Promotion with Rank III Teacher Certification can teach in schools, go to graduate school in a health-related area, or seek employment in other health-related careers.

Career Opportunities in Health Promotion

The health promotion program ensures an understanding of and knowledge about the structure of the health promotion discipline through the content and methodology courses in sexuality education, drug education, human health and wellness, nutrition, and program planning in health education. The purpose of health promotion is to promote quality of life for all people.

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

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What You'll Study

The health promotion program ensures an understanding of and knowledge about the structure of the health promotion discipline through the content and methodology courses in sexuality education, drug education, human health and wellness, nutrition, and program planning in health education. The purpose of health promotion is to promote quality of life for all people.


Graduation Requirements

The B.S. in Health Promotion requires completion of the following: (1) the UK Core requirements; (2) specified course work in Program Related Studies and Professional Education; (3) the health promotion major; and 4) completion of a university-approved minor. Students wishing to pursue certification both in health and kinesiology must follow the kinesiology program description."


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