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Health Major

BS in Health Promotion Emphasis
College of Education

Degree Plan

The Health Promotion Emphasis degree is designed for students who wish to prepare for careers as health educators in health departments, community organizations, corporations, worksites, volunteer organizations, schools, colleges, and governmental organizations.

Health Educators are an integral part of community health education programs. They may specialize in various areas that include clinical health, public health, community health, industrial health, and school health. They main objective for a health educator is to prevent disease and promote healthy lifestyles through knowledge and behavior change.


Freshman Admissions

Freshman applicants are required to meet general university freshman admission requirements.

Transfer Admissions

First, applicants are required to meet general university transfer admissions requirements .  In addition, applicants who have completed 15-29 hours of coursework need a 2.50 GPA. Applicants who have completed 30 semester hours or more must have a 2.30 GPA or higher.


UH Alumni with a Health Promotion Emphasis degree can obtain careers in schools and colleges, local, state, and federal government organizations, hospitals, health departments, parks and recreation offices, community organizations such as YMCA, fitness clubs, and other companies with Health and Wellness programs. More information regarding job titles, salary information of Cougar Alumni as well as national salary information can be found at Cougar Careers . For assistance in career planning and development, please visit University Career Services .

Contact Information

College of Education
Department of Health and Human Performance
3855 Holman Street, Room 104 Garrison
Houston, TX 77204
Phone: 713-743-9840

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