Health Promotion


Overview & Academics

This program is designed for those who seek to work in the fields aimed at improving the health of individuals, populations, and communities. The program prepares students to enter a multitude of health promotion careers, including working with community organizations, government agencies, non-profit organizations, public health, corporate organizations, health career settings, college/university campuses, and schools. This program may also serve as a stepping stone for students to pursue graduate and pre-professional programs in public and allied health fields. The program in Health Promotion is designed to give students the experience and background to pursue the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC) Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) certification.

Health Promotion Faculty

Shannon Crowley, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Exercise Science
Program Coordinator for Health Promotion
Ph.D., University of South Carolina
scrowley@ncwc.edu
252.985.5225

Danielle Braxton, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Health Promotion
Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
dbraxton@ncwc.edu
252.985.5577

Career Options

  • Corporate and Hospital-based Wellness
  • Health Education Specialist
  • Community Health
  • Government and Non-profit Health Agencies
  • School-based Health Education
  • Work-site Health Promotion Coordinator

Major Requirements
HLP 190, 301, 310, 311, 320, 410, 420, 480, 481
MAT 113, 213
EXS 190, 214, 301, 305, 325, 345, 380
NTR 300
PSY 210

Minor Requirements
Public Health Minor
EXS 301, 305; HLP 190, 310, 320.
Choose one from the following, Exercise Science majors choose three from the following: ENG 304; COM 200; HLP 311; PSY 210, 315, 316.

Health Promotion Undergraduate Plan*

Fall Semester Credits
BIO 101 Life Science 3
BIO 102 Life Science Lab 1
ENG 111 Writing I 3
EXS 100 Fitness and Wellness 2
International Studies Requirement 3
MAT 113 College Algebra 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 15


Spring Semester Credits
HLP 190 Health and Society 3
MAT 213 Elementary Statistics 3
EXS 190 Introduction to Exercise Science 2
PSY 111 Introduction to Psychology 3
ENG 112 Writing II 3
Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 17

Fall Semester Credits
EXS 214 Foundations in Wellness and PT 3
ENG Literature Requirement 3
REL 101 or 115 Religious Studies Requirement 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 15


Spring Semester Credits
PSY 210 Drugs and Behavior 3
HIS/POL Social Science Requirement 3
ECO/JUS/GEO Social Science Requirement 3
CHM/ERS/PHY Science Requirement 3
CHM/ERS/PHY Science Lab Requirement 1
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TOTAL HOURS: 13

Fall Semester Credits
ART/ENT/MUS Requirement 3
EXS 301 Personal and Community Health 3
EXS 325 Techniques in Evaluating Fitness 3
EXS 345 Research and Statistics in EXS 3
HLP 301 Principles of Health Education 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 15


Spring Semester Credits
HLP 310 Intro to Public Health 3
NTR 300 Nutrition 3
HLP 320 Principles of Epidemiology 3
EXS 305 Health Promotion and Behavior Change 3
EXS 380 Junior Seminar Exercise Science 1
HLP 311 Exercise Psychology 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 16

Fall Semester Credits
HLP 410 Methods & Materials in Community Health Education 3
HLP 480 Practicum 3
Ethics Requirement 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 15


Spring Semester Credits
HLP 420 Program Planning & Evaluation in Health Education 3
HLP 481 Internship 4
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 1
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TOTAL HOURS: 14

* The four-year degree plan provided is just a guide and not an actual expectation of courses that students have to take during specific semesters. Each student may have a unique graduation plan based on transfer credit, courses offerings, course load taken, summer course options, intended career/graduate school plans, etc. An advisor will work one-on-one with students to customize a four-year degree plan during a student’s first semester if requested by the student.