The Castleton Department of Health, Human Movement & Sport offers a Health Promotion degree that provides a variety of professional opportunities.
The Health Promotion Program prepares you for a variety of professional environments in which you will assist individuals, communities, and schools to promote positive health behaviors and outcomes. This program is a blend of specialized knowledge and skills in planning, implementing, and evaluating health education interventions and programs.
Highlights of the Health Promotion Program
- Students in the Health Promotion Program gain relevant out-of-classroom experience through completing an internship experience
- School Health students complete field experiences that become more complex with advancement in the program, culminating in a semester-long student teaching experience
- A concentration in community health prepares you for careers in nonschool health settings, such as public health departments, hospitals, worksite health promotion, and non-profit community agencies. This program prepares students to take the Community Health Education Specialist Exam.
- The concentration in school health prepares pre-service teacher candidates to be certified to teach health education in public schools. Graduates also find employment in other health education venues such as community health and safety agencies.
Students majoring in Health Promotion are encouraged to further their professional skills and knowledge by pursuing a concentration in community health or school health. With a strong commitment to a standards-based approach, Castleton has high expectations for effort, achievement, and behavior.
As a student, you will have the ability to organize, develop, implement, and evaluate a comprehensive health promotion program that includes the Vermont health core concept areas.
You will also have the ability to develop and implement an assessment plan according to national and state standards and exhibit an understanding of applicable laws, policies, and procedures.
Careers with a Health Promotion Degree
Graduates have seen successful careers as teachers in Pre-K-12 settings and as community health professionals in non-school settings, including non-profit agencies, public health departments, hospitals, and more.