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Classes Canceled Monday, March 30

In light of the ongoing recovery efforts related to the EF-3 tornado that hit our hometown of Jonesboro Saturday, Chancellor Kelly Damphousse has canceled classes for Monday, March 30. Monday was to be our first day back from Spring Break, and a continuation of our all-online instruction because of COVID-19.

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Health Promotion

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

College: College of Education & Behavioral Science

Department: Health, Physical Education and Sport Sciences


Health Promotion is the process of enabling people to increase control over, and to improve, their health. Students completing this degree program will have the skills and competencies necessary to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate effective health-related programs. Graduates often find employment in public health agencies, clinical facilities (hospitals and medical clinics), worksite wellness departments, or voluntary agencies.


Upon completion of the Health Promotion program, students will be prepared for the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) Exam from the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.

  • Admissions Process

    Students wishing to pursue the BS in Health Promotion must apply to Arkansas State University and meet all admission requirements established by the university.

    Students must declare the Health Promotion major and schedule a meeting with a Health Promotion advisor.

  • Curriculum

    Curriculum and degree requirements can be found in the most current Undergraduate Bulletin.

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  • Careers

    Graduates of the Health Promotion (BS) degree program often pursue careers in a broad range of settings including:

    • community health agencies
    • hospitals and medical facilities
    • insurance companies
    • voluntary health organizations
    • private health care organizations
    • schools
    • wellness centers
    • fitness facilities
    • worksite wellness

    Example Careers:

    Health Educator +12% $53,070
    Community Health Worker +15% $37,330
    Social & Community Service Managers +10% $64,680

    *Data obtained from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-2017 Edition.