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…
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…
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.