Health Promotion, B.S.

Make a positive impact in the lives of others through instruction about and promotion of healthy behaviors. With a B.S. in Health Promotion from Vermont State University, you’ll have the knowledge and training to help individuals and communities make choices that lead to better health outcomes.

You’ll gain foundational knowledge about human health, psychology, and program design in core classes. A concentration in either community health or school health will give you specialized preparation to plan, implement, and evaluate health education interventions and programs in each context. Our graduates have gone on to successful careers as teachers in Pre-K-12 settings and as community health professionals in nonprofit agencies, public health departments, hospitals, and more.

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Why Study Health Promotion at Vermont State?

  • Unique Opportunity: The concentration in School Health prepares you for the Vermont Agency of Education Level I Teacher Licensure in PreK-12 Health Education. Vermont State offers the only Health Education Teacher Education (HETE) licensure program in Vermont. 
  • Strategic Credential: Choose the Community Health Concentration to prepare for the Community Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam and earn your certification for a stronger résumé for jobs in public health. 
  • Supportive Environment: At Vermont State, our small class sizes mean you’ll get one-on-one attention and support to master the material and grow as a professional. 
  • Real-World Experience: Put your classroom learning to work in real life through program internships. Past student internship placements have included the Castleton Fitness Center, the Castleton Wellness Center, Rutland Community Health, Boys and Girls Clubs, and Prevent Child Abuse Vermont. 
  • Strong Job Prospects: Community health and health educator jobs are projected to grow 12% through 2031 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This is much faster than the average for all other occupations. 

Concentrations in Health Promotion, B.S.

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Sample Courses

  • Designs for Fitness 
  • Health and Education Methods 
  • Drug and Alcohol Curriculum 
  • Introduction to Community and Public Health 

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