Careers in Health Behavior and Health Promotion

Insurance companies, employers and governments are attempting to find ways to curb the cost of health care. Health promotion specialists contribute by planning and evaluating programs and policies which improve health.  The need to provide the public with programs and policies to support good health will result in state and local governments, hospitals, and businesses employing a growing number of experts in health behavior and health promotion.

Where are our graduates working?

  • Director of health education programs, local health department
  • Coordinator of drug-alcohol prevention, state university
  • School health specialist, state comprehensive health program
  • Consultant, state commission on minority health
  • Director of health and safety, regional nonprofit social agency
  • Manager of community relations, academic medial center

A master's degree is required for these public health positions; however a PhD is required for work in academia or other research institutions.


Ashley N. Hartman, MPH 2011, CHES, RA
Ashley is a public health and nonprofit practitioner. She serves as a project manager at Recovery Resources, a mental health and addiction services agency in Cleveland, Ohio, in the Continuous Quality and Improvement department. Previously Ashley worked at the ACLU of Ohio, the Cleveland Clinic, the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network, Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio and The Ohio State University. She serves on the Cleveland Young Nonprofit Professionals Board and is the founding member of the Cleveland Health Leaders. 


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