Are you someone who loves the idea of helping people achieve their fitness goals? Do you see yourself becoming a health education specialist directly out of college?

A Health Promotion degree from Augusta University offers an experience like no other — one that allows you to help people live healthier lives without having to obtain a graduate degree. The Health Promotion program through the College of Education and Human Development’s Department of Kinesiology prepares students for a variety of pathways.

Health Promotion program is for you if you consider yourself

Helpful and Nurturing

Program Information

Health Promotion Program

3109 Wrightsboro Road
Augusta, GA 30909

Christenberry Fieldhouse

Dr. Nicole Peritore


What You'll Study


In the Health Promotion program, you’ll take science and nutrition classes and then move into courses built around your chosen concentration — health education and assessment classes for the Health Education concentration; exercise, physiology and strength training for the Corporate and Community Wellness concentration.

Focal Points

Program Concentrations

Experience-based Education

Outside the Classroom

Two concentrations allow you to tailor your classes around the exact future you want to explore.

Individual attention from faculty makes sure you’re entering the workforce armed with a thorough understanding of the latest information and the most up to date training methods.

A research-oriented faculty and access to the latest lab equipment and diagnostic tools ensures you are receiving cutting-edge knowledge in addition to opportunities to participate in exciting kinesiology research.


Research & Innovation

Whether you’re an undergrad or graduate student, Augusta University offers opportunities to create your own research project or work with faculty to tackle some of the world’s most complex and pressing challenges.



Internships provide valuable experience observing and practicing the essential skills of a health and fitness professional in a real world setting.


Lab Space

The Nutrition, Exercise, and Stress Lab provides the latest equipment to evaluate diet and examine the effects of supplements and other aspects of health.


Christenberry Fieldhouse

The home of the Kinesiology department as well as Augusta University Athletics, Christenberry Fieldhouse allows students to meet and study in the dynamic center of the university’s sports science world.

Your Future

Career Options

With a Health Promotion degree, you’ll be able to work as a personal or group trainer or as a Health Education Specialist.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for both fitness trainers and Health Education Specialists is expected to be much higher than average through 2030.



Learning Like No Other

Why Augusta?

Internships and opportunities outside the classroom mean you’ll have the real-world experience to make the most of your career from the moment you start.
The opportunity to choose between two concentrations ensures you’re only taking the classes you need to move you toward the future you want.
As part of the university’s Kinesiology department, you have access to the latest fitness-related information, equipment and research.

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