Click here if you are not redirected. Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Do you want to be part of a thriving industry in which you will help people improve their health or work to prevent chronic disease? Careers in health promotion and disease prevention are among the fastest-growing occupations, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The goal of the Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Program is to prepare students to develop, implement, and evaluate best practices for promoting health and reducing the impact of chronic diseases in people.

The Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Program at Springfield College is comprised of two tracks:
Clinical Exercise Physiology or Health Promotion

Clinical Exercise Physiology

Designed for students with varied undergraduate backgrounds including: biological sciences, exercise science, physical education, nursing, and more.

Requirements:

Courses (39 semester hours required): Health Behavior, Issues in Public Health and Physical Activity, Clinical Pharmacology, Cardiovascular Exercise Physiology, Graded Exercise Testing, Medical Physiology, Neuromuscular Physiology, Exercise in Special Populations; Research: Independent study or thesis; Fieldwork

Clinical Exercise Physiology Fieldwork Sites

Health Promotion

Designed for students with varied undergraduate backgrounds including: exercise science, health education, physical education, nursing, rehabilitation, psychology, and more.

Requirements:

Courses (36 semester hours required): Health Behavior, Issues in Public Health and Physical Activity, Administration of Health Programs, Stress Management, Nutrition; Research: Independent study or thesis; Fieldwork

Health promotion Fieldwork Sites

Additional Information

Where Some of Our Graduates Have Worked


Springfield College Health Promotion and Disease Prevention graduates work in a wide range of settings. Some choose to continue their education in health promotion or exercise physiology, while others go on to study other fields in health care and medicine.

For admissions information, please contact Graduate Admissions at Springfield College at (413) 748-3225


To learn more about the program contact:
Samuel Headley, Ph.D., RCEP
Professor of Exercise Science and Sport Studies
(413) 748-3340
sheadley@spfldcol.edu

John Smith, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Exercise Science and Sport Studies
(413) 748-3257
jsmith@spfldcol.edu