What is health promotion?
According to the World Health Organization, “Health promotion is the process of enabling people to increase control over, and to improve, their health. It moves beyond a focus on individual behavior towards a wide range of social and environmental interventions.”
The goal of health promotion is to empower individuals to make informed, healthy choices, in healthy environments. Activities in health promotion can include educating individuals about health behavior, working to change environments to make physical activity more accessible, or shaping policy that promotes healthy lifestyles.
Health promotion is a growing field. Graduates from our program can find employment in Schools, Community or Public Health Centers, Worksite Wellness, Hospitals or Insurance companies, and many more. Careers in health promotion have a faster than average projected job growth according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Our program is 100% online with a social and behavioral health emphasis. We have flexible practicum options. The Master of Arts in Health Promotion at Concord University will prepare you for the Certified Health Education Specialist exam.