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Public Health: Health Promotion

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Public Health: Health Promotion

A major in public health: health promotion focuses on empowering and enabling people to control and improve their health and wellness. With a degree in health promotion you will be prepared for a career as a health officer, community program coordinator, wellness or health promotion specialist or coach, community health educator or a K-12 health educator (with additional licensure). This degree also prepares you for entry to graduate programs in public health.

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As a public health: health promotion major at Linfield

you might take:

Prevention and Control of Diseases

Students study disease process and how to prevent and control disease through health education and promotion. (HHPA 250)

Introduction to Public and Community Health

Focus on human biology, environmental health, lifestyle factors, and health care organizations as these four factors relate to one another and to the overall concept of health, health care and health care delivery. (HSCI 250)


Acute and chronic diseases are discussed from population point of view. Topics include modes of transmission, outbreak investigation, surveillance of acute infections and chronic diseases, as well as microbial and environmental causes. (HSCI 440/ENVS 440)

Studying public health: health promotion at Linfield

Learning outcomes

  • Conduct research and apply findings into practice settings.

    Administer and manage public health programs.

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  • Examine health disparities and design programs in health promotion after considering population characteristics.


    Examine public health through various lenses including environmental, local, national and global.

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  • Assess individual and community needs, assets and capacity for health promotion and education.

    Collaborate with other professionals, staff, communities and consumers in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of health promotion and education programs.

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  • Communicate and advocate for health promotion and education.

    Encourage and promote public health within the framework of legal, ethical, moral and professional standards.

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  • Provide leadership within the public health profession.

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Jeff McNamee
Jeff McNamee
Department Chair and Professor
HHPA Complex