Our Vision

Through the Sam Houston State University's Office of Health Promotion's multi-faceted efforts, we envision a safe, healthy, well, and successful SHSU community that is proactive in taking steps to ensure overall well-being.

Our Guiding Principles

  • Collaborate with students, faculty, staff, and community partners to advance the health of the SHSU community
  • Employ evidence-based and theory-driven strategies to address priority health concerns that are impediments to academic and personal success
  • Utilize a socio-ecological approach to address health education/promotion at various levels

Standards of Practice for Health Promotion in Higher Education (ACHA, May 2012)

  • “Health is the capacity of individuals and communities to reach their potential…not simply the absence of disease measured through clinical indicators”
  • “At its core, health promotion works to prevent the development of personal and campus population-level problems”
  • “In the higher education setting good health enables student success by creating health supporting environments – both the physical and the social aspects of our surroundings” (WHO 1991)
  • “Collaboration exceeds co-sponsorship of initiatives; it requires health promotion professionals to be community organizers who mobilize a wide range of inter-disciplinary campus and community partners for collective action.”


Office of Health Promotion - SEE MAP
1916 Avenue J, Box 2358
Huntsville, TX 77340
(936) 294-4347 | healthpromotion@shsu.edu
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