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 adopt healthy behaviors and healthy lifestyles. We offer flexible and 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, nonprofit agencies, wellness centers, hospitals, corporate wellness programs, exercise/fitness facilities and health organizations. The program offers courses in all the major areas of health promotion and health education.
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, obesity prevention, nutrition, physical activity, sexual health, health program planning, implementation, and evaluation, stress management, international health, and various other health issues.
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 and research opportunities.
Nicole is a 2005 alum of the HPE program. After graduating with her bachelor’s, Nicole was hired as the Editor and Content Manager at Spark People, an online tool to help individuals engage in healthy behaviors. Her personal training experience and work at Spark People recently lead her to being selected as Personal Trainer of the Year and a workout spread in Self Magazine. She designed the 16-exercise workout (plus cardio plan) for the Sept. issue and is pictured throughout the multi-page spread as well as on their website to promote the issue. Nicole said, “This is probably one of the biggest highlights of my career so far and it was such a cool experience to work with Self, be part of an amazing photo shoot, and partner with them on this endeavor.” In 2010, she received a top honor from the College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services recognized as a Distinguished Alumna.