About HPW

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide an opportunity for a diverse and inclusive student body to acquire and practice skills at the individual, group, and community level in health promotion using culturally competent and evidence-based practices and technologies. 

Vision Statement 

Leading, educating, and inspiring… towards a lifetime of wellness

Values:  As a department, we value:

  • Honesty, Respect, and Dignity for All
  • Equality, inclusion, and diversity in the pursuit of social justice
  • Engaged, active, and real-world learning


The HPW Program Outcomes are also the Student Learning Outcomes (SLO). These SLO are assessed in three core courses: HSC 448 Health Promotion Program Planning, HSC 470 Health Promotion (HP) Program Implementation, and HSC 488 Evaluation and Research in Health Promotion. The SLO are the foundation of our degree program and our core. The SLO aligns with the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC) competencies, which state what an entry-level health education specialist should know and be able to do. 

  1. Assess individual and community needs for Health Education
  2. Plan Health Education strategies, interventions, and programs
  3. Implement Health Education strategies, interventions, and programs
  4. Uses effective communication skills to advocate for Health and Health Education
  5. Possesses the skills necessary to conduct evaluation and research related to Health Education
  6. Possesses the ability to serve as a Health Education Resource Person
  7. Incorporates demographically and culturally sensitive techniques for designing, implementing, and evaluating Health and Wellness Programs