• Health Promotion


    Why UC

    You’ll gain real world skills to offer employers and graduate schools the skills they want.

    Focus on the understanding and promotion of health in different groups.

    Have the ability to sit for the Certified Health Education Specialist certification upon graduation.

    Final semester internship can be completed in any location (approval required).

    About Health Promotion

    This program will prepare you for many career opportunities in the fast growing healthcare field. It has a strong health science emphasis, as well as numerous opportunities to participate in hands-on learning, leading to a fulfilling career educating others on healthy lifestyles and disease prevention.


    What You'll Learn

    The Health Promotion program has a strong health science emphasis, while also offering an array of interdisciplinary work in natural sciences, psychology, exercise science and communication. In addition to classroom learning, you will have the opportunity to work with organizations in the community and participate in a three 12 credit internship. This allows you to gain skills in assessing health needs, planning, implementation, evaluation and management of programs.

    Admission Requirements

    Students must first gain general admission to the University of Charleston prior to acceptance into the Bachelor of Science in Health Promotion.

    To progress in the program and graduate students must pass their required courses with a C or better and meet the institutional academic requirement of maintaining a minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA to remain in good academic standing. The Health Promotion major consists of 120 credit hours that include a combination of major courses (43 credits), core courses (29 credits), elective credit courses (18 credits), and liberal learning outcome courses (30 credits).

    Download the course catalog for complete details.


    How Much Will it Cost Me?

    View our Tuition & Fees page for detailed information.

    Fact Sheet

    Download the Health Promotion Fact Sheet

    Find out more about this program by downloading our Fact Sheet – a brief view of what our program is all about.

    Curriculum & Course Catalog

    Download the Curriculum & Course Catalog

    Learn more about the course, curriculum, and graduation requirements.


    Types of Employers Hiring Include

    • Large Corporation Wellness Program
    • Health Insurance Agencies
    • State and Local Health Departments
    • Hospitals and Medical Facilities
    • Non-Profit Organizations
    • Advocacy Groups


    Program Faculty

    Nicolette Bell
    Nicolette Bell

    Program Director, Assistant Professor