The HPHP department advisement coordinator, Sherrie Jensen, serves as the academic advisor prior to admission to the Health Promotion program, and assists students with advisement through completion of the program of study. Call Sherrie at 801-626-7425 or email for more information or to schedule an appointment (also refer to the Department Advisor Referral List).

Students are encouraged to meet with a faculty advisor (e.g., Eisenbarth and/or Olpin) annually for course and program advisement. The Health Promotion program director,  can be reached directly by calling 801-626-XXXX, through email – or in the Swenson Building, room XXXX.


Program Background

  • Program Prerequisite: Acceptance into the program (see Admission Requirements below).
  • Minor: Not Required.
  • Grade Requirement: A grade of “C” or better in courses required for this major (a grade of “C-” is not acceptable), in addition to a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50.
  • Credit Hour Requirements: A total of 120 credit hours is required for graduation; 53-55 of these are required within the major. A total of 40 upper division credit hours is required (courses number 3000 and above); a minimum of 37 of these is required within the major.


Steps to Apply

Declare your program of study (see Enrollment Services and Information). In addition, the following steps are required:

  1. Make application to the program.
  2. Complete an informal interview with the academic advisor


Admission Requirements

  1. Before a student can be considered for the Health Promotion program, the following application requirements must be met:
    1. Admission to Weber State University.
    2. Submit a Health Promotion Student Application and student transcript which demonstrates the following:
      1. Completion of 25 credit hours with a minimum 3.00 Weber State University GPA. Of these 25 credits, the students must demonstrate completion of:
        1. HLTH 1030
        2. HTHS 1110 or ZOOL 1020
      2. Grade “B” or better in all "required" Health Promotion major courses and “C” or better in support support courses (e.g,. Professional Block, Electives).
  2. Applications may be obtained from Health Promotion program director or HPHP department advisement coordinator.
  3. Students who fail to meet admission requirements will not be allowed to enroll in HLTH 4860 or HLTH 4990.


Retention Requirements

  1. After students are selected into the Health Promotion major, retention in the program will be based on the following criteria:
    1. Grade “B” or better in all "required" major courses.
    2. Grade “C” or better in all the support courses (e.g.., Professional Block, Electives).
    3. Students must maintain an overall Weber State University GPA of 3.0 or higher in all courses required for this major.
  2. Students who fail to meet the retention criteria will be placed on probation in the Health Promotion major for one semester. If standards are not met by the end of the probationary period, the student may be dismissed from the major at the discretion of the Program Director.
    1. Students who receive any grade below a B in a "required" Health Promotion major course must repeat that course and receive a grade of “B” or higher to remain in the major.
    2. Students who receive any grade below a C in a Health Promotion support course (e.g,. Professional Block, Electives) must repeat that course and receive a grade of “C” or higher to remain in the major.
    3. Failure to repeat the course (when offered) will result in dismissal from the program at the discretion of the program director.