The OSU health education and promotion program prepares graduates to provide preventative health services in a corporate or community setting or to provide rehabilitative health services in a clinical or hospital setting. Graduates are employed in hospital-based fitness centers, wellness centers, out-patient centers, and in some rapidly growing related professions such as medical supply and pharmaceutical sales. Health Promotion majors regularly use this program as preparation for graduate study in medical technology or as physicians assistants.
At OSU, we continually improve the field of health education and promotion by teaching students to engage in communities by using “the science and art” of health promotion to help individuals make personal choices and lifestyle changes to obtain optimal health. OSU graduates improve the health of communities by serving as wellness coordinators, health program managers, clinical rehab specialists and community health consultants. Other OSU graduates pursue careers in the helping professions of education, nursing, physical therapy or exercise physiology.
Health promotion consists primarily of health education activities, but also includes skills in a number of areas such as needs assessment, program evaluation, planning and implementing community or corporate programs, coordinating health services, communicating health needs to government agencies and serving as a resource for health information.
Graduates enjoy rewarding careers in hospitals, clinics, health departments, fitness centers, wellness centers, and state and government agencies. OSU health promotion graduates have also been admitted to or finished graduate programs in medicine, chiropractics, physical therapy, public health, exercise science, health education and pharmacy. Specific occupations graduates are especially well suited for include:
More information on this field of study is available on the OSU College of Education Web site.
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