About This Program

Option to pursue physical education teacher licensure 


Leslie Beale, EdD
Director of Health Promotion Programs
Department of Physical Education and Health Education
(413) 748-3346​​​​​​​

The health promotion and disease prevention program is created for students who are interested in a public health career with a focus on design, implementation, and evaluation of comprehensive health promotion and disease prevention programs for diverse populations. 

Coursework prepares you to pass the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam, while a supervised field experience allows you to put your knowledge and skills into practice. You’ll leave this program ready to begin your career knowing how to promote the health of individuals and of the communities in which they live.

Your health is your life. Springfield College teaches a holistic approach to health promotion. The health promotion and disease prevention master’s program is preparing me to educate others on positive behaviors toward healthy lifestyles. Wellness is a way of life, and this program is providing me the knowledge to improve the health of our communities. Colleen Mistler, student
Colleen Mistler in front of the Rock Wall

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