BA in HHP - Health Promotion

Health Promotion, B.S.

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Health Promotion

What is Health Promotion?

Health promotion is the process of empowering those in need to improve their physical, mental, and social well-being. Health promotion specialists are communicators and problem solvers who identify solutions to advance the health and wellness of those in need.

Why choose Health Promotion at Iowa?

  • Job Opportunities! The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 16% growth rate for health educators and community health workers.
  • Certification preparation! Since 2012, our students boast a 96% pass rate on the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam which far exceeds the national average.
  • Hands on training and experiential learning! Our health promotion undergraduate program combines a well-rounded and evidence-based curriculum with multiple experiential learning opportunities that prepare students for the real world.
  • Coursework taught by experienced faculty! All major courses are taught by full-time, PhD level faculty who have consistently received excellent reviews from past students.


Leibfried“As a graduate of the Health Promotion program, I cannot say enough great things about the course offerings and professors! I started my career as a health educator providing one-on-one consultations to help individuals understand their health risks. With the education I received through the HHP track, I felt confident in addressing the many topics that arose. Each person is unique and I was well equipped to discuss their nutrition and exercise habits, SMART goals, and resources. I can now say I have worn many hats within the organization, including assisting in recruiting, hiring, training, staffing and overseeing others, program setup and communications for client wellness programs, as well as reporting on participation and outcomes for the program.”- Stephanie (Faron) Leibfried, BS, CHES, Account Coordinator at Health Solutions, LLC

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