Health Promotion & Education
The Health Promotion & Education program at the University of Cincinnati is one of the premier programs in the country and an ideal program for individuals interested in helping people and communities to become healthy and happy. We offer student-centered program options for undergraduate and graduate degrees, preparing our graduates for careers in local, national and international settings. Our faculty and instructors represent a broad range of experience, skills and knowledge in the field and regularly present papers at professional meetings and publish in top-tiered professional journals throughout the profession.
Graduates of this program have obtained positions throughout the US in a wide array of health promotion and health education settings including:
- Health departments
- Non-profit organizations
- Wellness centers
- Corporate wellness programs
- Exercise/fitness facilities
The Health Education faculty are extremely student-oriented and possess a broad range of experience, skills and knowledge in the field of health promotion and health education. Faculty members provide much research expertise in such health areas as:
- Substance abuse prevention
- Violence and suicide prevention
- Minority health
- Mental health promotion
- Women's health issues
- Physical activity
- Sexual health
- Stress management
- Health program planning, implementation, and evaluation
Students in the program can attend classes both in the traditional face-to-face delivery method, as well as experience classes delivered online via Blackboard - UC's advanced course development and delivery software. Graduates of the program have applauded the program's commitment to excellence in teaching, service, and research opportunities.
Hometown: Fayetteville, OH
Rebecca Elkins is a doctoral student in the Health Promotion and Education Program in the School of Human Services at the University of Cincinnati. A native of Fayetteville, Ohio and now Milford resident, Rebecca has gained valuable experience in developing and implementing community-based health promotion and education programs for adolescents. She has expertise in physical activity and psychological issues for children and adolescents. Rebecca has presented at national, regional and local conferences regarding the aforementioned areas and has multiple publications as well. As a graduate assistant, she served as the Wellness Coordinator for faculty through the Human Resources department her first year at UC. Rebecca has dev…
“The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree” they say - Ashley Varol, a native of Anderson, a suburb of Cincinnati, OH, is a Bearcat through and through – she’s been on campus since 2002, first earning a BS in Health Science, then found Health Education after initially starting in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program. Largely due to her role as a personal trainer and group fitness instructor at the UC Campus Recreation Center, where she is the Assistant Director of Fitness & Wellness, she quickly realized she wanted to address wellness on a larger scale. She completed her M.Ed. in 2008 with a concentration on community health and is planning to finish her Ph.D. in August 2015 with her research focus being on visible and invisible disabilities which are both stigmatized or not, and the im…
Brittany L. Rosen PhD, CHES, Assistant Professor in the Health Promotion and Education Program, is the proud recipient of the 2016 American School Health Association’s Emerging Professional Award. This award acknowledges new professionals as promising future leaders in the field of school health and is granted to individuals who positively impact youth within the K-12 school setting. Her contributions to the field of health education include working with the Texas Freedom Network to advocate comprehensive sexuality education in the school setting and serving as the ASHA Sexuality Education and Reproductive Health Council Member Secretary. Dr. Rosen was presented with the Emerging Professional Award at the 2016 ASHA Annual Conference on Friday, October 7th.