Health Promotion

  • Bachelor of Science

In-Person Plus at:

  • Castleton, VT

In Person Plus programs are In Person with options for cross-campus classes and flexibility for remote study.

Are you ready to help others learn about healthy behaviors that can make a real difference in their lives? 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 yield positive outcomes.   

The degree blends specialized knowledge and skills so you can plan, implement, and evaluate health education interventions and programs. 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. 

Why Study Health Promotion at Vermont State?

  • Programs for communities: You will learn how to organize, develop, implement, and evaluate a comprehensive health promotion program that includes the Vermont health core concept areas and meets national and state standards. 
  • Small class sizes: At Vermont State, our small class sizes mean you’ll get the kind of one-on-one attention and support to help you excel.  
  • Internship opportunities: Put your classroom learning to work in real life. Past student internship sites have included the Castleton Fitness Center, the Castleton Wellness Center, Rutland Community Health, Boys and Girls Clubs, and Prevent Child Abuse Vermont.   
  • A growing field: Health Education Specialists and Community Health Worker jobs are projected to grow 17% through 2030,* much faster than the average for all other occupations.

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 

Concentrations in Health Promotion

In this program students choose a concentration to combine with their foundational classes.

  • School Health (BS.HLP.ESE)
  • Community Health (BS.HLP.CED)

To apply, please select Health Promotion from the list on the application. You will have opportunity to identify your concentration interest after you apply.

Financial Aid for Health Promotion Students

Vermont State University is providing a high-quality, affordable degree in Health Promotion to students across Vermont and beyond. More than 80 percent of Vermont State students are awarded financial aid, including new students, transfer students, international students, out-of-state students, and first-generation students. Our financial aid team is here to help you explore all your options.

Internships & Jobs in Health Promotion

At Vermont State, you’ll gain leading-edge skills for health promotion jobs through internships, co-ops, career coaching, and more. Our internship placements are guaranteed to grow your professional network.

Students in the Health Promotion program have completed internships with COVID coordinators, the Castleton Campus Fitness Center, the Castleton Campus Wellness Center, Rutland Community Health, Boys and Girls Clubs, and Prevent Child Abuse Vermont. Graduates have also gone on to careers in Pre-K-12 settings, and as community health professionals at nonprofit agencies.

Minors Available in the Health Promotion Program

Interested in adding a minor to your degree program? See minors available in the Health Promotion program below.

  • Community Health Promotion
  • Health
  • School Health Education