Health Promotion & EducationHeath Promotion & EducationSchool of Human Services

Health Promotion & Education

Health Promotion & Education

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:

  • Academia
  • Health departments
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Wellness centers
  • Hospitals
  • 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
  • Nutrition
  • 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.

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Ghenet Besera

Ghenet Besera

Ghenet is a 2011 graduate of the HPE program. During her time at U.C. she was president of Eta Sigma Gamma, a Reclaim Peer Advocate with the Women’s Center and a member of the Lambda Society and CWEST Women’s Honoraries. Ghenet also helped develop and implement a Women's Empowerment Conference as part of a service learning Spring Break in Haiti. Ghenet is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Global Health at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. She has interned with the Center for Health and Gender Equity and is currently interning with the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the U.S Department of Health and Human Services. Also, as a member of the Young Women of Color Leadership Council with Advocates for Youth since 2010, Ghenet promotes mes…

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