Health Promotion and Health Behavior

Undergraduate Program

Understand the role of behavioral and social influences on health and disease across the lifespan, with an emphasis on health disparities.

This major option will prepare you for many career opportunities in the areas of public health promotion, health behavior and disease prevention. You will learn a variety of skills and strategies that will provide you with the necessary proficiencies to improve population health in diverse settings.

Upon graduation, you will be qualified to assist with planning, implementing and evaluating programs that address health disparities and that are intended to improve the health of diverse populations.

Jeremiah Allen, BS '15, thinks everyone should get a degree in public health.

He chose to go after the health promotion and health behavior option, and today it's helping his work as a social change agent.

Future Students

Visit Undergraduate Academic Advising to pursue this program.


Current Students

Courses offered

Use the OSU academic catalog to view courses offered in the program.


Coruse requirements

Use an option sheet (pdf) to track your progress in completing course requirements.


Sample plan

Sample plans are a guide to give students an idea of which classes they may take and when. These samples are intended for information purposes only. Students should consult with their OSU academic advisor to create a personalized degree plan.
Health Promotion & Health Behavior Option Sample Plan (pdf)


Academic advising

Schedule an academic advising appointment.


Pre-public health to full major

Pre-Public Health to Full Major FAQ


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