Health, Exercise Science, and Recreation Management

School of Applied Sciences, University of Mississippi

Career Outlook

Health Promotion Specialists

hp2croppedHealth Promotion Specialists help people increase control over, and to improve, their health. To reach a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, an individual or group must be able to identify and to realize their goals, satisfy their needs, and change or cope with their environment.

Health promotion specialists design programs to enhance the level of awareness and self-responsibility of individuals in order to increase or maintain an individual’s health status and thereby reduce the incidence of illness and injury.

Where do Health Promotion Specialists Work?

With a master’s degree in Health Promotion from the University of Mississippi, students are qualified for positions in the following settings:

  • Worksite/Corporate
  • Community
  • University/College
  • Federal, State and Local Agencies