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Health Promotion

Program Overview

Health promotion is the process of enabling people to increase control over and improve their health. It moves beyond a focus on individual behavior towards a wide range of social and environmental interventions. Health promotion specialists work to change policies and environments, as well as attitudes and behaviors that affect health. Health promotion specialists learn about their communities, plan health-related programs, put those programs into action, and then measure the program's success. Health Promotion uses communication, education, policy development, behavior change, engineering, and community mobilization.

Program Summary

Program Credits: 55.0 Credits

Status: Open Enrollment

Introductory Course: HLTH 210


To learn more, schedule an appointment with Life Sciences Advisement at 801-422-3042.

Beyond The Classroom

Engaging in internships, mentored research, associations and clubs related to your program is an important step in linking your education with the real world. These experiences enhance your education and prepare you for both further schooling and your future career.

Occupations and Employers

Possible Occupations

With a Bachelors

  • Health Promotion Specialist
  • Health Educator
  • Program Director
  • Project Manager
  • Researcher
  • Evaluation Specialist
  • Administrative Services Manager

With a Masters

  • Mental Health Counselor
  • Substance and Abuse Behavioral Disorder Counselor

With a Doctorate

  • Surgeon
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physician
  • Medical Scientist

Potential Employers

Meet Your Academic Advisor: Beth Liechty

Beth Liechty

Beth meets with Health Promotion, Epidemiology, and Environmental/Occupations Health emphases students.

For students in the Health Science emphasis please contact Life Sciences Advisement at 801-422-3042 to schedule an appointment with Carol Stepan.

To schedule an appointment - Health Promotion, Epidemiology, and Environmental/Occupations Health students looking for advising services please call the Dept of Public Health Office at 801-422-3386 to schedule an appointment with Beth Liechty.