Health Promotion Major (BS) and Minor
The University of Lynchburg’s health promotion major is a broad program of study that teaches you about all aspects of the health care industry. You’ll study the physical, social, emotional, spiritual, mental, and environmental factors that influence the health of individuals and communities. We’ll work with you one-on-one to customize your educational plan based on your career goals.
Our goal is to help you find your passion while preparing for a career in the health care field. The health promotion curriculum includes internship opportunities that’ll give you practical experience before graduating — something employers love to see on résumés! You can also pursue certification as a Certified Health Education Specialist.
The University of Lynchburg is the only private college in Virginia that offers this program.
The health promotion major offers two advising tracks:
As a Lynchburg health promotion student, you’ll:
- Customize your coursework based on your career goals.
- Learn how to help people change their lifestyle choices, such as diet and exercise, to maintain good health for life.
- Graduate with confidence in your future — 96% of our graduates are working full time or going to graduate school.
- Be prepared to pass the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam.
Student, Alumni, and Faculty Spotlights
Tonya Price, DHEd, MS, RDN, CHES, CWP
Assistant Professor of Health Promotion
Chair of the Health Promotion Department
Director of the Master of Public Health Program