The goal of the Health Promotion program is to ensure that our graduates have a life-long commitment to maximizing health and wellness through the integration of traditional and complementary therapies in a holistic approach to health care, injury, and disease prevention, and health and wellness promotion.

Program Highlights

The Health Promotion program provides the foundation to prepare you for a wide range of growing professions in health and wellness.  The healthcare environment has greatly shifted toward health promotion and disease prevention and this will continue to grow in the coming years, providing an increased opportunity for rewarding careers.

  • The Health Promotion curriculum provides a full spectrum perspective, incorporating health system management, administration and policy, global and environmental health, community-based education and advocacy, behavior change theory, program planning and evaluation, fitness, wellness and integrative health approaches.
  • Add on your specialization courses to either deepen your community health understanding and experiences or to explore health and fitness or complementary and alternative approaches to support individual and community-based behavior change and wellness-based lifestyles.
  • Complete coursework, both required and elective, that demonstrates the progressiveness and skill building emphasis of the program, including epidemiology, grant writing, global health, holistic lifestyle, and other specialization coursework.
  • Prepare for certifications that expand your future opportunity- options include the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) through the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC), Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), as well as other fitness options through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).
  • Apply for a Career Field Experience in your area of specialization or complete a Professional Development course to build skills while building your resume.
  • Take advantage of two accelerated, combined programs allowing for both an undergraduate and graduate degree in just 5 years.  Options for qualified students include the BS in Health Promotion/Community Health and our Master in Public Health (MPH) as well as the BS in Health Promotion/Health and Fitness and our Master of Science in Athletic Training.  These combined programs not only allow for cost savings but also a faster entry into the career.

Degree Options and Specializations

Professional Development

Michelle Larimore

Health Promotion

The main reason I chose Daemen College was for the unique and endless opportunities that are available to the students. I was excited about the interesting and diverse classes that allowed me to continue incorporating complementary and alternative health practices into community health.

Information Sheets
Health Promotion Health & Fitness Community Health Complementary and Alt Health Care

For more information on Health Promotion at Daemen, contact Justine Tutuska, Chair of Health Promotion, at or call 716-839-8556.