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Community Health Promotion - Physical Education

UW-Superior's Community Health Promotion concentration focuses on fitness, health and disease prevention. Students selecting this program often pursue public health careers, such as federal food inspector or sanitarian.

Degrees and Majors/Minors

Major: Physical Education

  • Community Health Promotion Concentration

What can you do with a degree in Community Health Promotion from UW-Superior?

The HHP major in Community Health Promotion is a comprehensive major that prepares the student to work with individuals, groups, and families in the worksite, university, nonprofit or governmental setting. In such, it provides a solid foundational program combined with certifications, and offers practical experience through an internship. Community Health Promotion majors can minor in Sports Management, Human Performance & Health Promotion or Coaching to enhance career opportunities. The Community Health Promotion major leads to many community health fields such as:

  • Nursing
  • Corporate Trainer
  • Drug and Alcohol Counselor
  • Health Information Administrator/Technician
  • Wellness Coordinator
  • AIDS Educator
  • Weight Management Specialist
  • Personal Stress Manager
  • Industrial Hygienist
  • Hospital/Managed Care Administrator
  • Community Health Educator
  • Fitness Instructor
  • Data Specialist
  • Dietician
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Chiropractic
  • Physician Assistant
  • Mental Health Program Manager

Work Activities in Community Health Promotion might be to:

  • Monitor health status to identify community health problems
  • Observe and investigate health problems and hazards in the community
  • Inform, educate and empower people about health issues
  • Build community partnerships and coalitions to identify and solve health problems
  • Develop policies which support individual and community health promotion
  • Enforce laws and regulations which protect health and safety
  • Research new solutions to identified health problems
  • Provide screening services for individuals
  • Develop public media campaigns
  • Act to change government policy

Employment Settings in Community Health Promotion are:

  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Assisted Living Facility
  • Chiropractic Office
  • Community Center
  • Dance Studio
  • Hospital
  • Health Club
  • Health Insurance Company
  • International Health Organization
  • Mental Health Facility
  • Nursing Care Facility
  • Pharmaceutical Sales Industry
  • Private Health Clinic
  • Public Health Agency
  • Rehabilitation Center
  • Substance Abuse Clinic
  • University Health Center
  • Youth Center

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