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Health Promotion Concentration

Health PromotionThe process of enabling people to increase control over and to improve their health; a commitment to dealing with the challenges of reducing inequities, extending the scope of prevention, and helping people to cope with their circumstances; creating environments conducive to health, in which people are better able to take care of themselves” (World Health Organization).


Health Promotion at UNA

Through the Health Promotion concentration in  the Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation at the University of North Alabama, students will be prepared to assist people, in a variety of settings, to achieve a state of health and wellness in accordance with the environment in which they live.  Skills will be developed to deal with educational, social, economic, and political issues to improve the health of the population.  Opportunities for employment include:

  • YMCA/YWCA
  • Corporate Wellness
  • Hospital Wellness
  • Fitness Clubs
  • Health Promotion Specialist in public health settings
  • Health Promotion Specialist in non-profit/voluntary health settings
  • Health Promotion Specialist in elder-care settings
  • Health Coach
  • Wellness Facilitator

Download a fillable checksheet for the Health Promotion concentration or a suggested four-year schedule.