The Castleton Department of Health, Human Movement & Sport offers a Health Promotion degree that provides a variety of professional opportunities.
Health educators assist individuals and communities in promoting positive health behaviors. They have specialized skills in planning, implementing, and evaluating community programs that focus on a variety of adverse health issues.
Highlights of the Health Promotion Program
- The Health Promotion degree offers coursework and field experiences in local school and community organizations. These experiences help students learn the skills necessary to be successful in contemporary education settings.
- 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.