Health Promotions and Sciences

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

SFC Professor Supports Scholarships to Help Save Orangutans

Teaming up with Dr. Gary Shapiro, founder and president of The Orang Utan Republik Foundation in Santa Monica, California, St. Francis College English Professor Gregory F. Tague and Fredericka Jacks are happy to announce they have fully funded an Orangutan Caring Scholarship that will send a deserving Indonesian student to college to study forestry or biology.

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This is a Time For Us to Be Bold - President Martinez-Saenz Lays Out Vision for St. Francs College

In a deeply personal address with anecdotes about his family and an exploration of the mission of college education in the modern day, St. Francis College President Miguel Martinez-Saenz laid out an ambitious plan setting the College on a path of growth and transformation.

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The Inauguration of President Miguel Martinez-Saenz

The words of poet Maya Angelou were the first ones uttered by President Miguel Martinez-Saenz to a standing room only crowd of prospective students and their parents at the St. Francis College Open House in October. They knew, right away, this new president was energized with new ways to engage and educate the entire college community.

Now a few months into his tenure as the 19th President in its 160 year history, St. Francis College is proud to announce a series of events celebrating the inauguration of President Miguel Martinez-Saenz.

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Upcoming Events

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