The subfield of promotion in the public field sector offers a range of jobs similar to that of the general promotion sector. Health promotion staff will often help develop organisations in order to 'promote'. They will go to other organisations and inform and teach others. They may develop partnerships with other organisations that can help spead the word.
Health promotion specialists work in a range of locations like communities, health centres, local authority buildings, hospitals, offices, and sports and fitness centres.
This is taken from the NHS website however I'm sure the same applies in the US:
'o gain a health promotion post, it is therefore often the case that employers are looking for someone with some experience in the type of work involved. For new people into the profession, it is advisable to undertake some form of voluntary work as one way of gaining this sort of experience. Talk to a health promotion worker in your local area.
Within a year or so of starting a job as a health promotion practitioner, you would be encouraged to undertake a postgraduate qualification in health promotion.
Some posts are of a more ‘hands-on’ nature and involve working with the public in topics like smoking cessation, healthy eating and exercise or sexual health. These posts may or may not require a postgraduate qualification in health promotion.
More senior practitioner posts are those which take responsibility for projects or other staff, or work at a more strategic level. These posts would very likely require you to have the postgraduate diploma or MSc in health promotion or health development.'
Yeah, thinking of majoring in Public Health Promotion and minoring in Nutrition. That way I only have to take one or two chemistry classes. May lean towards the nutrition emphasis of public health though. It's only a few extra classes after you take out the classes that are needed for both.
Psychology is really interesting. I love it, but I'm not sure what you can for a job outside of a counselor or needed a master's degree.
Oh I like the healthy eating thing! I originally was going to Nutrition but I'm not doing well in my basic chemistry class and for Nutrition, I'd have to go at least 4-5 levels higher in chemistry, which I'm thinking isn't going to happen with how much I'm struggling in the lowest level.
Thank you, you've been helpful than the college as been.
I also wanted to go into nutrition! Not the promotion aspect of it but more of a dietrician type of thing. However, I have decided to go into psychology and neuroscience at uni :S Well anyway, good luck with your exams and choices.
Now I just have to hope that I can balance being a full time student and working 25-30 hours a week also with having about a 90 round trip commute commute to school.