Earn your degree in Health Promotion and Wellness at Holy Family University

Health Promotion and Wellness, B.S.

The Health Promotion and Wellness program prepares students to assume roles as wellness and health promotion professionals in private business, community organizations, and healthcare agencies.

Program Overview

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The momentum to promote wellness over the traditional disease model of care is growing at a rapid rate. The US Department of Labor Statistics projects job growth of around 16 percent from 2016 to 2026 for positions focusing on promoting health and wellness for individuals and communities. Organizations recognize that there is a tremendous return on investment when their employee or members get healthy and stay healthy.

Program Details

The innovative curriculum focuses on strategies to promote healthy behaviors and lifestyles with an emphasis on living well. Foundation courses such as anatomy, physiology, nutrition, and human development serve as building blocks for courses in the major where students plan, implement, and evaluate programs to promote healthy behaviors and wellness. This program includes a two-semester internship coordinated by our Experiential Learning program with an off-campus industry leader.

Career Paths

A Bachelor of Science degree in Health Promotion and Wellness from Holy Family University places graduates at the forefront of this national trend toward living a healthier, more rewarding life with professional positions such as:

  • Community health and wellness director
  • Corporate wellness administrator
  • Director of fitness or wellness
  • Health educator
  • Wellness program manager

Internships & Employment

Where Students and Alumni Intern and Work:

  • Academy Injury and Health Chiropractic
  • Acclara University
  • Albert Einstein Medical Center
  • Appletree ChildCare
  • Blessed Margaret Costello Home for Crisis Pregnancies
  • Blessings4Ever Home Care Agency, LLC
  • BreakThru Physical Therapy
  • Bridge Care Hospice
  • Bucks County Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired
  • Center for Families and Relationships
  • Child Guidence Center Resource
  • Children's Crisis Treatment Center
  • CVS Pharmacy
  • Deptford Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare
  • Drexel Community, Family and Preventive Health
  • Health Advocates
  • HealthLink Dental
  • Hillcrest Center
  • Holy Redeemer
  • iliomedia LLC
  • Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support
  • Lannett Company Inc.
  • Liz Curran Health and Anxiety Coaching
  • Lavanga Hollistic Centre
  • Lyceum Physical Medicine
  • Montgomery Montessori
  • Nationalities Service Center
  • NOVA Care
  • Oh How Healthy
  • Pennswood Village
  • St. Mary's Medical Center
  • Tohickon Internal Medicine
  • Trevose Day School


Program Information

Degree Awarded
  • Bachelor of Science
Program Type
  • Major
Program Location
  • Main Campus - Northeast Philadelphia

Nu Alpha Tau Honors Society

The Nu Alpha Tau Honors Society is open to Health Promotion and Wellness students with at least a 3.3 GPA, having completed 45 credits. We look forward to inducting our first class of honor students in spring 2024 along with all of the other honor societies recognizing students at the annual ceremony.

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