Health Promotion

Health Promotion imageHealth promotion is a developing discipline committed to improving the health and quality of life of individuals and communities. Health promotion practitioners assess, plan, implement, and evaluate programs that increase health-enhancing behaviors, decrease health risk behaviors, and create environments supportive of healthy lifestyles. In addition to coursework and skill development in the theories and processes of health promotion, the Iowa program is especially known for its content emphases in exercise prescription, active living, and dietary assessment. The Health Promotion Track curriculum prepares students to take the certification exam from the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing.