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Studying Health Promotion at Weber State

Weber State’s health promotion program prepares outgoing students who want to help others improve their health and quality of life for a wide range of health and wellness careers.

Health Promotion Highlights

At Weber State, you can earn your health promotion degree either on campus or completely through distance learning, which consists of online and/or independent study courses.

Along with earning your degree, you can take classes to become a certified wellness coach to work one-on-one with clients to improve their lives.

Upon completion of this program, you can sit for the Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) exam offered by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC).

Beyond the Classroom

Health promotion students gain real-world experience in internships with medical clinics, non-profit organizations, fitness centers, schools and more.

What You’ll Learn at Weber

Weber State’s health promotion courses teach you how to promote health and wellness, prevent disease and improve the quality of life for groups and individuals.

Courses cover a variety of topics, including:

  • Health education in various settings
  • Assessing health needs and programs
  • Communication in healthcare systems
  • Working with diverse groups and patients
  • Epidemiology and biostatistics

What You Can Do After Weber

Your health promotion degree prepares you for graduate studies in related fields, or for careers promoting health and wellness in a wide range of settings, such as:

  • Community programs
  • Corporations
  • Medical clinics
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Educational settings

With the proper courses, you can also become a certified wellness coach, offering support, guidance and encouragement to help individual clients make positive life changes.

Career & Salary Outlook

Graduates who go on to become certified health education specialists can expect to earn an annual salary of $35,000–40,000.

Common careers for health promotion graduates in the U.S. and Utah
Descriptions, job outlook, salary information and more... 

Faculty Perspective

Health promotion is a dynamic and very personally rewarding field of study that seems to always be growing, developing and changing. There’s always something new and interesting to be learned.

Michael Olpi

Health promotion is about helping individuals, families and communities adopt, maintain and maximize healthy lifestyles — to make healthy choices the easy choices for everybody.

Christopher Eisenbarth