About This Program

Get your bachelor's and master's degrees.

We offer a five-year graduate track with a Bachelor of Science degree in health promotion for schools and communities and Master of Science degree in health promotion.

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With increasing attention on health practices in American society, the future employment opportunities for qualified health educators are increasing and expanding. Health educator specialists work to encourage healthy lifestyles and wellness through the education of individuals and communities about behaviors that promote healthy living and prevent disease. Become a health educator through the Springfield College Health/Family and Consumer Science licensure major. 

Our program combines classes from the health studies and education majors, preparing students to teach grades PreK through 12. Students will learn to create unit and lesson plans, projects, and other assignments at both the elementary and secondary levels.

Upon graduation, students can expect to obtain employment as health educators in government and social agencies, public and private schools, and clinical settings such as hospitals and medical facilities (some of which may require further study). Specialists in this field also serve in public health departments; in social service agencies; and in the allied areas of research, medicine, patient education, schools, and health maintenance organizations.

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American Kinesiology Association Membership

The School of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation is a member of the American Kinesiology Association.

An advocate for kinesiology at the national and international levels, the American Kinesiology Association supports educational opportunities in the fields of exercise science and sport studies, health education and physical education, and sport management and recreation management.

Studying Health Education At Springfield College