The University of Arizona

Health Promotion Sciences

Health Promotion Sciences engages the community to translate science into practice to inspire and change the world. The mission of the Division of Health Promotion Sciences in the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health is to collaborate with communities in southwestern United States in developing innovative responses to health challenges, and translating best practices globally.

The Health Promotion Sciences division (HPS) is sub-divided into sections that are aligned with academic areas. HPS consist of the Family and Child Health section and the Health Behavior and Health Promotion section. The division supports the instruction, research and service mission of the College by providing excellent classroom, research and community training opportunities to students.

Degree programs in Family and Child Health
Degree programs in Health Behavior and Health Promotion
Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH) Degree

Why Study at The University of Arizona?

Faculty. The Health Promotion Sciences division has a diverse group of faculty members who engage in teaching, service and research in the many different areas of health promotion and disease prevention. View our primary faculty directory.
Research. Faculty research ranges from laboratory science to research in health promotion and prevention; both directly benefit the public. Current areas of research include:
  • Nutrition, prevention and physical activity
  • Tobacco, alcohol, and substance abuse
  • Women's health, children's health, elder health
  • Violence against women
  • Minority health, global health
  • Cancer prevention, HIV/AIDS and other diseases
  • Health education and prevention science
  • Program evaluation, quality of care improvement
  • Patient empowerment, chronic disease self-management, and quality of life assessment.

Learn more about current research at MEZCOPH.

Community Outreach. Faculty and students have provided public health services to the community via health education lectures, public health fairs, border health services, community outreach programs, and public health surveillance. Check out our Student Organizations

Contact Us

Prospective students are encouraged to contact us if they have any questions.

If you have a question about admission to any of the programs offered by the division or you are interested in scheduling a visit to Tucson, please contact Amy Glicken, Recruitment and Admissions Coordinator. She is also available by phone at 520.626.3201.

If you wish to contact the Division of Health Promotion Sciences directly, please email Alayna Voutsas or call 520.626.6317.


College of Public Health Students



HPS Community Building
Fall Social 2013