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2023-2024 Springfield College Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Springfield College Catalog

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Health Promotion, B.S.



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Program Description


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.

Program Highlights


Degree: Bachelor of Science

Required Credits: 120

School: School of Physical Education, Performance and Sport Leadership

Department: Physical Education and Health Education

Modality: On-Ground

Locations: Main Campus (Springfield)

Additional Information: https://springfield.edu/programs/health-promotion

Program Standards


Health Promotion 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.

Undergraduate Curriculum Overview


The Academic Advising Center provides the following repositories of sequencing and curriculum guides for all undergraduate majors and minors to assist with course planning:  

Additional Notes:

  • There may be circumstances where credit totals do not reflect coursework that is eligible to count towards Core Curriculum and Major Requirement sections of a major simultaneously.
  • Degree requirements are subject to change. 

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 (73 credits)


B. Mathematics Selective (3 credits)


Select 3 credits from the following list:

C. Wellness Skills Selective (1 credit)


Select 1 credit from the following list:

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


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