Health Promotion - B.S.H.P.

General Information

Degree & Major: Health Promotion - B.S.H.P.
College Name: College of Public Health
Ms. Priscilla Carter
Academic Advisor III
305 Ramsey Center
(706) 542-4380
151A Wright Hall, HSC

Mr. John Lauckner
Academic Advisor III
304 Ramsey Center
(706) 542-8380
145A Wright Hall, HSC
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Degree Requirements

College-wide Requirements

University-wide Requirements

Description: Students are prepared to work in health promotion and wellness positions in public, community, health care, and worksite settings.

Career Opportunities: Students majoring in Health Promotion are prepared to work in a variety of settings. Such settings may include:

Corporate or worksite health promotion
Clinical/healthcare settings (medical, nursing, physician assistant, physical therapy, etc.)
College/university health promotion
Community agencies
Governmental agencies/Public health
Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) credentialing is available from the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. (NCHEC).

We post job listings on our bulletin board and on our Facebook page as we receive them.
of Transfer Students:
Preparation for the Major:
Advisement is needed to ensure appropriate course sequencing as some course sequencing is required. Please contact the departmental advisor for an appointment.

Expectations of Transfer Students:
All external transfer students and all transfers within the University must meet the entrance requirements for the major. For more information on High-Demand selection criteria for the major in Health Promotion, go to

Course Challenges:
The Health Promotion and Behavior Department does not allow course challenges for health promotion courses.
Special Requirements: Health Promotion is a high-demand major. For information on selection criteria for the major, go to

A grade of "C" or better is required for all courses included in the Major Requirements and the Major Electives, including general electives under the health services area of emphasis.

First Aid and CPR certification is required. May be satisfied with ARC or AHA cards.

Application for HPRB 5560 Field Experience must be completed by midterm of the semester preceding the field experience in order to be cleared to register. Field Experience application packets are available from the Field Experience Coordinator.

All HPRB students compile and maintain a portfolio documenting and exhibiting work or experiences gained throughout the undergraduate program, including the practicums and field experience.
Scholarships: Three competitive awards are offered at the undergraduate level in the Department of Health Promotion and Behavior. These awards are the Bernard Ramsey Outstanding Senior Undergraduate Major Award ($300.00), the Undergraduate Recognition Award ($100.00 for up to 3 recipients), and the Service Award ($100.00). A minimum overall and major GPA is required for each award and a standardized application process has been established. The deadline for these awards is the end of February annually. For more information, go to
Internships: Internships/field experiences are required. The site for the field experience is investigated by each student from a list of potential sites maintained by the department. The student then applies for a site using the department proposal protocol. Paid field experiences are not to be expected.
Service Learning: Opportunities through the department exist. Students register for HPRB 3050S as a directed study. Contact the faculty member directly, or contact the Undergraduate Coordinator.
Other Learning Opportunities: Undergraduate research with a faculty member is possible in an area of student and faculty interest.
Student Organizations: For information about all student organizations, go to
Available Graduate Programs: We prepare students for graduate work in:
Health Promotion
Public Health
Allied Health Professions