Dec 06, 2021  
2021-2022 Springfield College Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Springfield College Catalog

Click to view FlashPoint.

Health Promotion



Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Academic Programs

Program Information


The mission of Springfield College’s health promotion for schools and communities major is to advance the quality of life in our society by providing students with the knowledge, understanding, and skills needed to plan, implement and evaluate health programs in schools, community organizations, healthcare organizations, and worksites. The program promotes the growth and development of students in health classes by fostering decision making, critical thinking, and communication skills that lead to personal and social responsibilities.

Positions are available in the professional field for health educators in government and social agencies, public and private schools, and clinical settings such as hospitals and medical facilities (some of these positions may require preparation beyond the bachelor’s degree). Specialists in this field also serve in public health departments; in social service agencies such as the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, and the American Lung Association; and in the allied areas of research, medicine, patient education, schools, and health maintenance organizations. With increasing attention and concern focused on the state of health and health practices in all segments of American society, the future employment opportunities for qualified health educators are increasing and expanding.

To view a major program sequence to assist with course planning, click here.

Degree Information


Degree: Bachelor of Science (B.S.) with a major in Health Promotion for Schools and Communities.

(120 credit hours) Requirements are subject to change.

Contact Information


For more information about the health promotion for schools and communities major, both teaching and non-teaching concentrations, contact  Dr. Michelle Moosbrugger or Dr. Ted France, co-chairpersons of the Physical Education and Health Education Department or the Admissions Office at (800) 343-1257.

Curricular Requirements


I. Core Curriculum (40 credits)


This Core Curriculum is faithful to the Springfield College mission and further strengthens the Humanics philosophy of educating students in spirit, mind, and body. It is a cornerstone of a Springfield College education. Regardless of one’s major, it provides a strong, developmental, and holistic foundation for leaders in service to humanity. Upon completion, all graduates will be prepared to learn, lead, and serve in diverse, multicultural, and global contexts as well as in any career path they may choose. They will have the knowledge, habits of the mind, skills, and abilities to face unexpected situations and challenges, the values and attitudes for self-motivation and a vision of service that stems from hope, optimism and making a difference, as well as the self-determination to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle.

View the Core Curriculum Requirements (40 credits)  section for a complete list of the domains and courses therein.

II. Major Requirements


C. Related Skills Requirements


III. Electives (to complete a minimum of 120 credits)


IV. Program Standards


Health Promotion for Schools and Communities majors must achieve the following standards for successful completion of the degree program:

  1. Earn a minimum professional GPA of 2.75 or higher for all major requirements.
  2. Earn a minimum cumulative GPA (all courses) of 2.50 or higher.
  • Note: Students completing this program who wish to apply to the graduate program will need a minimum 3.000 GPA to be accepted.

 

 
 

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Academic Programs