Contact Information


Dr. Kandice Porter

Department Chair


FAX 470-578-6561



Department of Health Promotion

and Physical Education

Kennesaw State University

Convocation Center

Mail Drop 0202

1000 Chastain Road

Kennesaw, GA 30144-5591




Health Promotion Minor


The Health Promotion minor is offered through the Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education and is based on the Seven Areas of Responsibility for an entry level health educator delineated by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC). These seven areas represent a comprehensive set of competencies defining the knowledge and skills required of a health education specialist in a variety of job settings (NCHEC, 2006). The responsibilities were verified through the 2010 Health Educator Job Analysis Project conducted by National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. and its partners, the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) and the American Association for Health Education(AAHE).


The Seven Areas of Responsibility include:

  • Area I: Assess Needs, Assets and Capacity for Health Education
  • Area II: Plan Health Education
  • Area III: Implement Health Education
  • Area IV: Conduct Evaluation and Research Related to Health Education
  • Area V: Administer and Manage Health Education
  • Area VI: Serve as a Health Education Resource Person
  • Area VII: Communicate and Advocate for Health and Health Education


Benefits of a Health Promotion Minor:

  • Prepares students with the knowledge and skills to design, implement, and evaluate health promotion programs.
  • Focuses on improving quality of life and overall well-being of individuals, worksites, and communities through behavioral, policy, and environmental initiatives.
  • Expands the credentials of students entering health related professions.


Minor Core (12 Credit hours):

  • HPE 3300 Personal Health Behaviors
  • HPE 3850 Health Promotion and Program Planning
  • HPE 4500 Introduction to Epidemiology
  • HPE 4600 Health Promotion Applications


Minor Electives (Students select 6 credit hours from the following courses):

  • HPE 2900 – Peer Health Education
  • HPE 3250 – Family Health and Sexuality
  • HPE 3600 – Child and Adolescent Health Issues
  • HPE 4200 – Introduction to Community and Worksite Health
  • HPE 4400 - Directed Study in Health Promotion
  • HPE 4490 - Special Topics in Health Promotion
  • HPE 4750 – Health Promotion Internship
  • Any KSU Directed Study course with content appropriate to Health Promotion* 
  • Any 3000 or 4000 level KSU course with content appropriate to Health Promotion*      
  • Any 3000 or 4000 level KSU Study Abroad course with content appropriate to Health Promotion*

* With the approval of the Health Promotion Program Coordinator and the Chair of the department offering the course  



Required Health Promotion Forms (MS Word Documents)

All forms, along with any questions about the minor, should be directed to Dr. Jane Petrillo, Health Promotion Minor Program Coordinator, at 470-578-6416 or All minors will be assigned a Health Promotion Advisor to assist them in successful completion of the program.



Interested in a Health Promotion Internship?


HPE 4750-Health Promotion Internship (1-6 credit hours) is available each semester to all Health Promotion Minors upon completion of the Health Promotion Core classes.

Health Promotion Society


The Health Promotion Society can be found at -

The faculty representative is Dr. Jasmine Ward ( )