Health Promotions and Sciences

Help Others Live a Healthier Life

Overview

The road to a healthier life follows two paths:

  1. Do things that are good for you
  2. Stay away from things that are not

As a Health Promotion major you will learn how to teach others to stay on these paths with instruction on the value of good nutrition, fitness and exercise, stress management and leisure activities. The science behind teaching others to live healthy lives.

At the same time you'll learn about the importance of moderating or eliminating risky behavior, and how to teach people to make good personal decisions and behavioral choices.

Students accomplish these goals through hands-on experience like running an annual Health Fair on campus. They also engage in service learning and

internships at organizations and institutions like New York Cares, the American Cancer Society, and Methodist Hospital.

While many Health Promotion majors go on to graduate training in public health and community health, graduates also find rewarding careers in local, state and national community health agencies, city and state government agencies, hospitals, schools, nursing homes and more.

Other students pursue professional training in fields such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, medicine or nursing.

Courses & Program Info

Mission

The Health Promotion and Science major provides a fundamental and thorough education in the liberal arts tradition while concurrently providing pre-professional preparation in the field of health and wellness education. Mastery of the liberal arts core as well as communication skills built sequentially into the major curriculum support the graduate as he or she enters and adapts to changes in the professional domain and contributes to his or her success as a mature and responsible citizen beyond graduation. The program is designed to prepare students for careers immediately after graduation and/or graduate school and professional training.

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Faculty

Allen Burdowski

Allen Burdowski

Director, Pre-Health Professions Program, Dean of Sciences
Biology & Health Promotion, Management & Information Technology, Pre-Health Professions Program
James Corrigan

James Corrigan

Professor
Biology & Health Promotion
Alison Dell

Alison Dell

Assistant Professor
Biology & Health Promotion
Starr Eaddy

Starr Eaddy

Associate Professor
Biology & Health Promotion
Ellen Glascock

Ellen Glascock

Professor Emeritus
Biology & Health Promotion
Marlon Joseph

Marlon Joseph

Laboratory Instructor
Biology & Health Promotion
Steven Lipson

Steven Lipson

Professor
Biology & Health Promotion
Michele Montecalvo

Michele Montecalvo

Assistant Professor
Biology & Health Promotion
Kathleen Nolan

Kathleen Nolan

Department Chairperson, Professor
Biology & Health Promotion, Honors, Environmental Studies
Victoria Ruiz

Victoria Ruiz

Assistant Professor
Biology & Health Promotion

News & Events

News

Nursing Students Gain Important Career Advice

A full house of current nursing students learned important career advice from recent graduates, St. Francis College professors, and visiting nurses at a panel on Nursing Careers hosted by the SFC Nursing Club on November 6, 2017.

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SFC Professor Explores Impact of Evolution on Art

The evolution of art in human beings is the topic of a new book by St. Francis College English Professor Gregory F. Tague. Art and Adaptability: Consciousness and Cognitive Culture (Brill│Rodopi) is the third book in a trilogy that discusses the arts and humanities in light of evolution.

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#SFCGivingTuesday Raises $152,000+ For Scholarships and More

What began with a walk to bridge the tuition gap, continued on Giving Tuesday with a full day of appreciation for St. Francis College benefactors, and a major e-campaign and phone-a-thon. One week later, St. Francis College is proud to announce that the Giving Tuesday campaign raised more than $150,000 dollars from more than 500 donors, a new high water mark for a day meant to refocus the holiday season on helping others.

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SFC Professors Share Their Books

From looking for love or a teaching job, examining 'rape culture' to making psychology more accepted internationally, seven St. Francis College faculty members have recently published work on a variety of topics.

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U.S. News & World Report Names SFC to 5 'Best' Lists

While students are still getting used to their new schedule, they received some reaffirming news about the decision they made to attend St. Francis College, as U.S. News & World Report ranked St. Francis on 5 Best lists for the 2018 year including Best Regional Colleges in the North, Least Debt, and Best in Ethnic Diversity

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SFC Again Named Best Bang for the Buck

With a new president ready to begin the school year, St. Francis College heads into the Labor Day weekend with an honor from Washington Monthly magazine, named for a second year in a row as a Best Bang for the Buck among colleges in the northeast.

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Goals & Objectives

Goals

  • Prepare Health Promotion majors for national certification as health education specialists.
  • Prepare students for graduate study.
  • Prepare students for entry into the allied health or health and fitness career professions.

Objectives

  • Students will demonstrate knowledge, skills and behaviors appropriate to entry-level positions in health and fitness organizations.
  • Students will demonstrate respect and understanding of diverse populations and achieve a level of cultural competency appropriate for professional working environments.
  • Students will learn to work constructively and collaboratively in a working/research group or committee.
  • Students will gain “hands-on” experience working and/or volunteering in a professional work environment as part of a “service-learning” or internship experience.
  • Students will investigate, analyze and write a well-documented research paper based on a complex health problem.
  • Students will formulate a comprehensive oral presentation.
  • Students will develop, achieve, and sustain a commitment to personal and professional growth.

Learn about Courses and Program Requirements in the Course Catalogue