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Health Education And Promotion

What is health education and promotion?

Health education and promotion prepares students to provide preventative and rehabilitative services in a variety of settings, including work sites, health care facilities, community agencies, schools/universities and government agencies.

Why health education and promotion at OSU?

The program takes a holistic approach, exposing students to all areas of wellness. Students get hands-on experience through a required internship within their desired health profession. Recent internship sites include Georgetown Hospital (Washington, D.C.), Tulsa Health Department (Tulsa, OK), Love's Travel Stops and Country Stores, Inc. (Oklahoma City, OK), Michael Johnson Performance (McKinney, Texas) and Ubuntu Youth Center (South Africa).

Career Paths

Graduates provide preventative health services in community, corporate or clinical settings.

  • Graduate-Level Health Professionals
    • Physical/Occupational Therapist
    • Athletic Trainer
    • Chiropractor
    • Doctor
    • Public Health Professional
  • Certified Health Education Specialist
  • Community Health Worker
  • Employee Wellness Coordinator
  • Fitness Training/Instructor

Recent Awards


Bridget Miller / Associate Professor
427 Willard Hall Stillwater, OK 74078
405-744-7680 /


Student Spotlight

Omar Ibarra graduated in May 2018 with a Bachelor of Science in Health Education and Promotion, option in exercise and health. Ibarra served as president and community service chair for the Hispanic Student Association and was a member of the EHA Ambassadors. In 2017, he was featured in The New York Times article," I Won't Give Up: How First-Generation Students See College." During his senior year, he interned for the human performance company EXOS and was recognized as an OSU Outstanding Senior. He is currently pursuing a master's degree in public health with a focus on health policy and management.

Research Opportunities

Students have the opportunity to participate in faculty-led research within areas including disease prevention, behavioral interventions, fitness performance, overall wellness and public health.