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Health Promotion


Health Promotion

Promoting Healthy Lifestyles...Building Healthy Communities

The University of Memphis is pleased to offer undergraduate and graduate degree programs which focus on innovation, excellence, and best practices in Health Promotion.

With lifestyle behaviors contributing to the leading causes of death and with a national obesity epidemic, there is an increasing demand for health promotion professionals in all sectors of society. Health promotion professionals encourage the adoption and maintenance of healthy behaviors which lead to:

  • an active lifestyle
  • healthy food choices
  • freedom from substance abuse
  • stress management
  • healthy relationships
  • social and emotional wellness
  • other positive health behaviors

Health promotion professionals enjoy variety in career options and employment settings and have the satisfaction of helping people improve quality of life. Our faculty is comprised of highly regarded researchers, academicians and practitioners who ensure that students receive a current and comprehensive education. The knowledge, skills, and abilities acquired in this program provide a comprehensive theoretical and practical grounding with a broad foundation of training in health, behavior change, leadership development, and program planning, implementation and evaluation. Coursework is further enhanced by practical experiences with existing health promotion programs.

College of Education, Health and Human Sciences
The Department of Health and Sport Sciences
Major Concentration Degree
Health and Human Performance Health Promotion and Lifestyle Management BSEd
Health and Sport Science Health Promotion (Online Program) MS

Upon completing the program, students are well prepared to seek certifications offered by professional organizations including the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing Inc. (NCHEC), American College of Sports Medicine, WELCOA and Wellcoaches.

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