Health Promotion

Contact Information

phone: (716) 566-7841


Stephanie Malinenko
(716) 566-7841

Degrees Offered


Program Mission and Description

The B.S. in Health Promotion program has as its primary educational mission to ensure that our graduates have a life-long commitment to promoting health and wellness in diverse communities with an integrative approach to healthcare and disease prevention. This undergraduate program provides a combination of contemporary studies in health-related areas, comprehensive liberal arts, and foundational behavioral, social and natural science course work directed toward development of a graduate committed to healthcare, prevention and wellness, and health management through life-long personal and professional growth.

Students select coursework within each of these core areas that will meet their desired career goals with professional training concentrations available in Community Health (Education, Administration, Community Health Principles, and Integrative Health and Wellness*), and Health and Fitness. This multi-faceted Bachelor of Science program provides students with a strong background in physiological, psychological, sociological, behavioral, and business aspects of health and healthcare. Students learn through service and the program culminates in a professional development course or internship in their particular area of interest.

Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Health Promotion program may enter directly into health related career paths or pursue admission to graduate or other degree programs in many professional disciplines such as community or public health, health administration, athletic training, exercise science, allied health programs, or holistic programs such as chiropractics or acupuncture.

The Bachelor of Science in Health Promotion may also be completed as a combined degree with the Master of Public Health (specialization in Community Health) or the Master of Science in Athletic Training (specialization in Health and Fitness). Students who qualify for these programs will complete specializations within the Health Promotion program before moving on to the graduate program. See the Public Health and Athletic Training sections  of the Graduate and Undergraduate Catalogs, respectively, for program details.

*Pending NYSED approval in 2020, the Integrative Health and Wellness specialization will no longer be offered.