Minor in Health Promotion

Invest in your own well-being while helping others live better lives.

Frostburg State University’s minor in Health Promotion gets you ready for an exciting career helping others make their health a priority! Health promotion specialists play an important role by providing information and programs that support the well-being of individuals, groups and the community around them. As the public becomes more aware of the link between lifestyle and health, health promotion professionals are in demand to keep people actively engaged in services that improve their lives. Health promotion professionals work in a variety of settings and use their research and planning skills to highlight needs and create programs that build healthy lifestyles, policies and environments.

You can be the instrument of change in helping others take charge of their health and well-being!

  • Add a valuable collection of planning and communication skills to your studies in medicine, physical education or a variety of other fields.
  • Become a vital connection between people and the rapidly expanding world of health and health services.

Health Promotion Highlights

  • Round out your education with a field experience in Health Promotion, which gives you access to valuable work experience in a real professional setting.
  • Engage in class activities and projects that build your professional resume and portfolio.
  • Graduate from a program prepared to earn CHES (Certified Health Education Specialist) certification from the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing. http://www.nchec.org/ches
  • Get ready for a bright future with a program based on professional abilities set by the American Association of Health Education.
  • Stay on top of your own health and well-being with FSU’s great health and exercise facilities, which include an AstraZeneca fitness center and an indoor pool.

About Our Health Promotion Faculty:

  • Work with professors who have experience in a variety of settings in the profession and who can put you in touch with graduates so you can start building your professional network.

Sample Health Promotion Courses:

Health and Culture – An examination of personal and community health issues and problems as experienced across the cultural landscape of the United States.

Epidemiology of Health – Examination of the contributions of lifestyle, genetics, environmental and social factors, and health care access to the health and well-being of individuals and populations.

Health Promotion Programming – Development and application of skills in planning, implementation and evaluation of multi-level health promotion programs.

Find out more about Frostburg State University’s Health Promotion program

Career Outlook for Health Promotion Professionals

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, health workers and educators can expect to see faster than average job growth in their field, owing to a large aging generation, new incentives from health care and insurance providers and a growing interest in well-being. Health education specialists can find work in hospitals, government programs, businesses, schools and nonprofit organizations, with a scope of responsibilities ranging from long-term program planning to participation in local health fairs. For more information, check out the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ webpage on Health Educators.

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