The Department of Health Promotion and Community Health Sciences promotes healthy living and prepares students to identify the role of biological, behavioral, environmental, and social forces on population health. Our students will have the opportunity to apply these elements when planning and evaluating programs, services and policies designed to improve the health of individuals and communities.

Our health promotion and community health students have opportunities to work in a broad and diverse range of organizations. Our students have worked locally, state-wide, nationally and internationally for non-profits, government agencies and corporations in jobs that promote and improve health.

Dr. Spengler

Message from the Chair

Welcome to the Department of Health Promotion & Community Health Sciences. We invite you to become acquainted with our course and degree offerings, research, outstanding faculty, and student achievements and opportunities. The Health Promotion Department offers rich and dynamic opportunities to serve others and improve health in local communities, our state and nation, and the world. 

- John Spengler, JD, PhD


For information about the Department, contact Administrative Coordinator  Mary Pipkin at 979.436.9366.


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