Career Opportunities and Internships


What will I do with a major in Health Promotion and Education?

There are numerous and exciting career opportunities for someone with a major in Health Promotion!  Depending on the student's area of emphasis (Fitness, Women's Health, Environmental Health, or Global Health), you could be a Group Exercise Instructor, Personal Trainer, Health Club Manager/Owner, Spa Professional, Lifestyle/Health Coach, Wellness Director, Community Health Education Coordinator, Childbirth Educator, Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Specialist, Family Planning Health Educator, Environmental Health Specialist, Food Safety Inspector, Occupational Health and Safety Manager, Disease Surveillance Specialist, Disaster Relief Program Manager, or Immigrant/Refugee Health Specialist, to name just a few possibilities. 

Where can I work?

Health Promotion professionals are everywhere!  Students with a degree in Health Promotion can work for Non-Profit Organizations; State and County Public Health Departments; the Federal Government; the Insurance Industry; Hospitals and Clinics; Private Corporations; Academia; and/or International Organizations; to name a few.  Any setting that is concerned about the health of its employee's or the health of the people they serve, has a need for a health educator.

According to Occupational Outlook Handbook, employment prospects for health educators is expected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations with favorable job prospects.

Career Options

  •   State/Local Public Health Agencies
  •   Health Educator
  •   Hospital Based Wellness
  •   Non-profit Health and Wellness
  •   Fitness/Recreation Center
  •   Sanitation Specialist
  •   Food Inspector
  •   Public Health Officer
  •   Health Prevention Specialist

Visit the UNI Career Services website for general information on job searching and resume building.