Health Promotion and Science, B.S.
The Bachelor of Science degree in Health Promotion and Science at St. Francis Colleges teaches students how to teach and promote well-being. More than just moderating or eliminating potentially risky behavior, the program emphasizes personal decisions and behavioral choices. SFC prepares students to succeed in this increasingly important and growing field.
Through instruction in data collection, analysis and interpretation, and needs assessment, students gain experience designing and conducting health promotion programs and events. Learning is augmented through hands-on experience, such as service learning and internships at national health organizations including as the American Cancer Society, local community health organizations like Rivington House, and medical settings such as Brooklyn Medical Group and Methodist Hospital.
Underlying the focused, outcomes-driven curriculum is SFC’s robust General Education Program, which is the cornerstone of SFC and affirms its mission to graduate educated, well-rounded individuals who enter the workforce and work to change and culturally diversify the world.
While many health promotion students undertake graduate training in public health and community health, they 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 or advanced degrees in fields such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, medicine or nursing.
Learning is augmented at SFC through hands-on experience, such as service learning and internships at national health organizations including as the American Cancer Society, local community health organizations like Rivington House, and medical settings such as Brooklyn Medical Group and Methodist Hospital.
Additionally, all students receive the enhanced Terrier 360 system of wrap-around support from day one to after graduation. Within the robust support, students gain in-depth insight and guidance to academic, internship, and career path options via the Center for Student Success, Center for Career Exploration, and Center for Learning and Leadership.
Qualified students seeking an additional academic challenge can participate in the St. Francis Honors Program, where students participate in a series of small, intensive seminars, trips, and other activities that lead towards a senior thesis.
The College is also home to 15 national honor societies and its own Duns Scotus Honors Society which recognizes students for their academic and community achievements.
EXERCISE AND MOVEMENT SCIENCE B.S. | 123-129 CREDITS
As an integrated program of studies, the General Education Program provides a solid foundation and focuses on developing the skills expected of a liberally educated person. It provides students with a broadly-based foundation outside their areas of specialization, an understanding of how various disciplines intersect and differ, and assists in cultivating a disposition for lifelong learning.
The full curriculum can be found online here.