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Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior faculty members

Health Promotion, Education, & Behavior

Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior is an interdisciplinary field of study that can be described as the science and art of improving the public’s health through application of the social and behavioral sciences.

Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior (HPEB) professionals are concerned with improving the public’s health through use of the social and behavioral sciences. Knowledge, theories, methods and skills are used to address learning, motivation and behavior change at all levels; policy development and implementation; and program planning, implementation and evaluation.

HPEB is committed to training individuals to function in leadership roles in improving health at the individual, group, institutional, community, state and national levels. Professional preparation in HPEB includes knowledge, theories, methods and skills that address learning, motivation and behavior change at all levels; policy development and implementation; and program planning, implementation and evaluation.

Career opportunities exist in federal, state and local health departments; managed care organizations; hospitals and physicians’ offices; corporate wellness centers; community-based organizations; school districts; colleges and universities; and international organizations. Jobs in the field include district director of health education, community health educator, behavioral scientist, health communications specialist, public health educator, health promotion consultant, school health coordinator, health scientist, teacher, professor of health education and behavior, and program evaluation director.


Degrees Offered

In addition to an undergraduate minor, we offer four advanced degrees related to health promotion, education and behavior as well as two graduate certificate programs. Each graduate degree and certificate has specific application deadlines and requirements

Are you an undergraduate student interested in doing research with an HPEB faculty member? Fill out this contact form for more information.


Health Promotion, Education & Behavior News

Ashley White

Ashley White wins SCPHA Outstanding Student Abstract Award

Ashley White, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior, won the Outstanding Student Abstract Award from the South Carolina Institute of Medicine and Public Health. She is the seventh consecutive Arnold School student to receive this honor.  

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Arnold School of Public Health researchers awarded $1.8 million across 3 projects from The Duke Endowment

Members of the Arnold School’s Department of Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior (HPEB) as well as the new Arnold School of Public Health Community Health Worker Institute will lead three new projects with funding from the The Duke Endowment.  

Ruth Saunders

Researchers successfully translate physical activity intervention program into online training for preschool teachers

Members of the Children’s Physical Activity Research Group (CPARG) have demonstrated that their evidenced-based approach to training preschool teachers to increase their students’ physical activity can be effectively translated into an online format.

Donaldson Conserve

STEP Project’s Peer Education Program aims to promote self-testing and HIV awareness in Tanzania

Health promotion, education, and behavior assistant professor Donaldson Conserve’s research into promoting HIV testing among men in Tanzania has reached a new milestone. The STEP Project recently launched the Peer Education component of the intervention.

Megan Weis and Sara Goldsby

Two-time HPEB alumna Megan Weis receives SCPHA’s James A. Hayne and Voice of Public Health Awards

Megan Weis received two prestigious awards from the South Carolina Public Health Association (SCPHA) this spring. The South Carolina Institute of Medicine and Public Health’s senior director for strategic engagement won the James A. Hayne Award and The Voice of Public Health Award.

 

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