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Health Promotion Specialist


Develop, implement, evaluate, and engage in health promotion practices that promote and improve the health and well-being of individual students, student groups, and campus communities.

Examples of Work

Job functions are specific duties that would be included in the essential functions of the job description.  These functions are not all-inclusive nor do they cover the full extent of the duties performed.

  • Plan, implement, and evaluate theory and evidence-based health promotion strategies, policies, programs, and services.
  • Develop strategic plans, goals, and measurable objectives for health promotion initiatives and services for the UF student population.
  • Incorporate multicultural diversity, inclusivity, and social justice concepts and principles into health promotion programs and services.
  • Develop, implement, and analyze periodic student health surveys that provide baseline and follow-up health data, identify program needs and priorities, evaluate the effectiveness of programs and services, and track trends in student health status and behavior
  • Contribute professionally to the field of college health promotion by actively participating in professional organizations.
  • Provide expertise and facilitate departmental coordination in one or more of the following health content responsibility areas: alcohol and other drugs, body image and eating concerns, healthy eating and active living, interpersonal violence prevention, sexual health, sleep, stress, time management, tobacco cessation and education, wellness, and wellness coaching.

Education and Experience

Master’s degree in an appropriate area; or a bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area and two years of relevant experience.

Licensure and Certification



This position may include supervisory responsibility.

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