Health Promotion Major

Congratulations to Kelly Reilly, Sinead O'Brien, Hazel Skarbek and Faculty Advisor, Dr. Debra Fetherman for competing in the National Society of Public Health Education Case Competition in Salt Lake City, Utah.


Welcome to the Bachelor of Science in Health Promotion at the University of Scranton.  Our mission is to provide a community-based and practice-oriented education that is multidisciplinary in nature and rooted in the Jesuit liberal arts tradition. Students are prepared with the knowledge and skills in health education and public health competencies to serve as health educators and for further graduate study in public health and the health sciences.
The curriculum is grounded in health behavior change theories, public health planning frameworks as well as social justice and public health perspectives.  The curriculum supports an integrated approach to learning including community-based learning, internship and research experiences.  Upon graduation, students are eligible to take the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam; a competency-based examination by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.
The University is "animated by the spiritual vision and the tradition of excellence characteristic of the Society of Jesus".  The program faculty and staff are devoted to students' personal and professional development as they grow in wisdom, seek excellence and serve others.  Students are educated to embody the spirit of "men and women for others".  Emphasis is placed on building skills to understand diversity and cultural differences that influence health and well-being.

Congratulations to Lauryn Beermann, 2022 Outstanding Undergraduate Health Advocacy Award


Congratulations to Erin Palermo, 2022 Outstanding Undergraduate Community Health Education Award

I graduated from the university of Scranton in May of 2017 with a Community Health Educ

matthew-mcgovern-website.pngdegree and concentration in Nutrition. Upon Graduation, I attended Montclair State University to pursue my Master of Public Health and graduated in May of 2019. After Graduation, I was hired by Prevention Is Key, a Morris County, New Jersey community-based organization that is dedicated to substance misuse prevention, education, and recovery. Currently, I am working on a collaborative project between Prevention Is Key and the Morris County Division of Public Health as the LINCS COVID-19 Epidemiologist/Data Manager for Morris County, New Jersey.

I graduated in 2020 with a double major in Community Health Education and Philosophy and recieved my cetified Health Educationamanda-horner-photo.jpg Specialist (CHES) credential that spring. I've since been pursuing an MPH in Public Health Practice focusing on program development and evaluation. I anticipate graduation in December of 2023. I interned with the Alzheimer's Association WNY Chapter during the summer of 2022 and the Community Health Center of Buffalo in the fall of 2022. Most recently, the research manuscript I co-authored through my participation in the University of Scranton Faculty-Student Research Program was accepted for Publication in the Journal of American College Health. I'm looking forward to finishing my mph and seeing where my career will take me next!