Health Promotion

Tonilee Ruden Brian Younger
Tonilee Ruden, senior Health Promotion intern, stands with patient Brian Younger, a Lynchburg firefighter who recently underwent a Supraventicular Tachycardia Ablation under the care of Dr. Kuk, an Electrophysiology Cardiologist for Stroobants Cardiovascular Center.

Our health promotion major (BS) or minor is your gateway to the healthcare industry. Lynchburg College is the only private college in Virginia to offer this program, and 96% of our graduates are working full time or going to graduate school.

We work with you one-on-one to customize your course plan based on your career goals, and our internships give you the crucial, practical experience that employers love.

You can also pursue certification as a Certified Health Education Specialist.

What Will I Study?

You will explore health care at a broad level by studying the physical, social, emotional, spiritual, mental, and environmental factors that influence the health of individuals and communities.

Depending on your career interests, you’ll choose one of our 2 tracks: the allied health track if you are interested in biomedical/technological fields, or the public/community track if you’d like to pursue a career in health-related concerns in a community setting.

What Kind of Job Can I Get?

Our health promotion major prepares you for a job in areas such as:

  • Corporate wellness programs
  • National and international health centers
  • Physical and occupational therapy health administration agencies

What Are Some of Our Graduates Doing?

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy student