Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
The Springfield College Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Program is geared toward dindividuals interested in becoming part of a thriving industry where they will help people improve their health or work to prevent chronic disease. The goal of this program is to prepare students to develop, implement, and evaluate best practices for promoting health and reducing the impact of chronic diseases in people.
Clinical Exercise Physiology
Graduate Employment Sites
Springfield College health promotion and disease prevention graduates work in a wide range of settings. Some choose to continue their education in health promotion or exercise physiology, while others go on to study in health care and medicine fields.
- Baystate Medical Center
- Health Fitness Corporation
- Blue Cross/Blue Shield
- Beth Israel Medical Center
- Health New England
- Scantic Valley YMCA
- Springfield College
- University of Illinois, Champagne/Urbana
- Lincoln-Sudbury School
- Consumer’s Medical Resource, Inc.
- Canyon Ranch
- American Red Cross
- Pepsi Cola Corporation
- Johnson & Johnson Health Care Systems
- Friendly’s Corporation
- American Cancer Society
For admissions information, please the Office of Admissions at (413) 748-3225.
To learn more about the program contact:
Samuel Headley, Ph.D., RCEP
Professor of Exercise Science and Sport Studies
John Smith, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Exercise Science and Sport Studies
Alum Receives Student Research Award
- Julia Girman G’11, received the Student Research Award at the National Strength and Conditioning Conference in Las Vegas. Read more.
The Athletic Training/Exercise Science Complex
This two-story 18,900-square-foot Complex provides students and faculty with interactive and experiential learning environments as well as dedicated research space for the study of all aspects of wellness and human performance. The new athletic training room provides student-athletes access to athletic health care at the highest level. Take a photo tour, or read about our athletic training and exercise science equipment.
Athletic Training Career Day
- November 11, 2012
- The Springfield College Athletic Training Career Day provides high school students with information regarding professional preparation, credentialing and career opportunities for athletic trainers. Read more.
Student Testimonial: Sean
“Springfield College's clinical exercise physiology program prepared me for a confident and direct transition into a clinical exercise employment setting. After graduating with a master of science degree in clinical exercise physiology, I felt like I had the proper knowledge, clinical skills, and research experience to obtain employment within any clinical setting and/or continue on in pursuit of higher education (Ph.D.). Not only did the program provide me with the clinical knowledge and skills needed to obtain the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist (RCEP) certification, but the program also prepared me with valuable research experience, networking opportunities, and presentation experience at the ACSM's regional and national levels.”
Sean Fournier ‘08, M.S., RCEP
Clinical Exercise Physiologist, Temple Cardiac Rehabilitation
Student Testimonial: Kelly
“The health promotion and disease prevention program at Springfield College helped prepare me for my career as a health promotion coordinator. Graduating with a master's degree in education, I learned how to design, implement, and evaluate health promotion programs. With these set of skills, I was then able to apply what I had learned from the program to successfully develop wellness programs for different companies. This program not only allowed me to understand the need for wellness in the workplace, but helped me realize my passion for employee wellness and allowed me to fully immerse myself in the field of health and wellness.”
Kelly O’Rourke ’08, M.Ed.’10
Corporate Fitness and Health, Marlborough, Conn.