BS in Health Education and Promotion

Four photos of health education and promotion related activities.Health education and promotion specialists are leading the nation’s health improvement efforts. The Health Education program at Plymouth State University prepares students to work in a variety of educational, community and medical settings, including public and private schools, hospitals, managed care organizations, insurance companies, volunteer agencies and public and private work sites.

Content areas of health education:

  • Nutrition/Fitness
  • Disease/ Mental Health
  • Sexuality and Family Life
  • Substance use and abuse
  • Community Health/Personal Health
  • Safety and First Aid
  • Environmental Health
  • Consumer Health

Options are available in Health Promotion and School Health, with K-12 teacher certification.

The Health Promotion option prepares students to work in a variety of settings with all ages. A 6-12 credit, approximately 300-600 hour internship program is required. The School Health option prepares graduates to teach health education in public school settings. Students may also choose to create their own focus area in health for future medical fields (ie. nursing, dietician/nutritionist), alternative health careers (ie. doctor of naturopathic or chiropractic medicine or massage therapy) or careers in counseling, social work or health-fitness.

School Health (K-12 Option)

For more information contact about our Health Education program, contact:

  • Dr. Margaret Burckes-Miller
    Department of Health and Human Performance
    Plymouth State University
    Plymouth, NH 03264
  • Dr. Irene Cucina
    Graduate Health Program Coordinator
    Department of Health and Human Performance
    Plymouth State University
    Plymouth, NH 03264

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Department of Health and Human Performance

Draper & Maynard, 4th floor
8 a.m.–4:30 p.m., M–F

Phone: 603-535-2293
(Jamie Stalnaker, Administrative Assistant)
Fax: 603-535-2395

Mailing Address
17 High Street
MSC #22
Plymouth, NH 03264