Do you enjoy working with people individually or in a group setting? Do you want to help people make sustainable lifestyle changes? A Bachelor of Science degree in Health Promotion from the University of North Texas may be a good choice for you.
Health promotion professionals use behavioral and social science theories, leadership skills, and health communication to plan and implement health programs. The growing emphasis on personal responsibility coupled with rising health care costs has increased the demand for qualified professionals. A graduate in health promotion may work as a(n):
Our Health Promotion program teaches health principles so you can assist others in living a healthy lifestyle. The curriculum explores a wide range of areas including epidemiology, consumer health, health communication and program planning. The program offers specific degree tracks in community health and corporate wellness and utilizes many facilities available in the Physical Education Building.
You will learn from faculty members who have been recognized for their teaching, professional experience and research. They have earned honors from the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, and the American Academy of Health Behavior. Their areas of expertise include:
The Pohl Recreation Center allows students to maintain a healthy lifestyle while pursuing a degree. It contains two pools, a 14,500-square-foot weight room, walking and jogging track, aerobics rooms, climbing wall and courts for basketball, badminton and volleyball.
We offer several scholarships to help you pursue your degree. Information about these scholarships is available at our website.
Depending on the degree track, you will complete from 36 to 51 semester hours of health-related courses. An internship is required during the final semester of study. Each student must consult with their internship coordinator and an academic advisor before fulfilling this requirement.
Our Career Center, Learning Center and professional academic advisors are among the many valuable resources that are available to you at UNT. The Career Center can provide advice about internships, future employment opportunities and getting hands-on experience in your major. The Learning Center offers workshops on speed reading, study skills and time management. Academic advisors will help you plan a class schedule each semester. Health Promotion faculty members can also address any concerns.
We encourage you to fulfill the graduation requirements for the Texas Recommended or Distinguished Achievement Program or the equivalent in high school.
In your junior year, take the SAT or the ACT and have your scores sent to UNT.
In your senior year, apply for admission at Apply Texas by March 1 and request that your high school transcript be sent to the UNT admissions office.
Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses can count toward college credit at UNT.
If you’re attending a Texas community college, you should consult our Transfer Articulation web page, the UNT Undergraduate Catalog and an academic counselor/advisor to review your degree plan. Proper planning will help you receive the maximum amount of transfer credits.
Our Transfer Center will help you make a successful transition to college life at UNT by connecting you with a peer mentor and other campus resources. More than 3,500 students transfer to UNT each year. The center is in the University Union, Room 320.