College of Education, Criminal Justice, & Human ServicesCollege of Education, Criminal Justice, & Human ServicesUniversity of CincinnatiCollege of Education, Criminal Justice, & Human Services

College of Education, Criminal Justice, & Human Services

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.

Student Spotlight

Rebecca Elkins

Graduate Student
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 developed, instructed and/or facilitated several undergraduate and graduate level courses including Foundations in Health Promotion and Education, Applied Statistics for Human Services, Nutrition and Health, Environmental Health, Personal Health, Performance Enhancing Drugs, Marathon Training and Philosophy of Sport. Rebecca is an active member of Eta Sigma Gamma and has participated in several on campus events to raise awareness, including the Less than U think campaign to combat binge drinking and events to increase awareness about safer sex, sun exposure and proper nutrition. Rebecca’s research interests include obesity, transitional development and psychosocial health, health disparities and drug use among adolescents, specifically performance enhancing drugs. Upon completion of her degree Rebecca plans to pursue a career in academia as a professor.

View all…

Stay Connected


Follow us onTwitter

Find us on Facebook

Find us on Facebook