Health Promotion

How do we empower and engage individuals and communities to promote health? 

Health promotion is all about engaging and empowering individuals and communities to improve comprehensive, holistic health and wellness. Doing so requires understanding the interrelated issues that affect health – from social and environmental factors to public policies. This LLC explores health through a lens of equity and justice to prepare students to collaborate to promote health and wellness for all.

The community is developed and nurtured through experiential programming, community engagement, and regular interaction with students, staff, and faculty. As a member of the community, you will enjoy retreats, community projects, and workshops in addition to your academic class in Health Promotion.

We are still accepting applications for this LLC for the 24-25 academic year!


Students who participate in the Health Promotion LLC will:

  • Live together with 22 similarly interested students in Centennial Halls and have access to specially crafted events to learn and build community including retreats, speakers, dinners, and student-led events.

  • Learn together by enrolling in one 2-credit seminar for the Fall, Winter, and Springs quarters.

  • Build community together while receiving support from an LLC staff program coordinator who provides day to day and quarter to quarter co-curricular programming and support including retreats, dinners, speakers, and active learning excursions.

  • Learn from and work with the Faculty Director for this LLC.


Health Promotion LLC Breakdown

Academic Connections:

  • Mental Health and Wellness Minor
  • Community-engaged courses and signature work

DU Campus Partnerships:

  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Psychology Club
  • Thrive Peer Health Educators
  • USG Student Living, Safety & Wellbeing Committee 
  • Bhakti Yoga Club 

Examples of Programming:

  • In-class field trips around Denver and DU's campus such as Botanical Gardens
  • Cultural experiences such as museum visits at Museo de las Americas
  • International film showings or plays at Curious Theatre
  • Potlucks and other community builder opportunities such as Mango House 
  • In-class guest speakers such as Project Worthmore
  • Overnight and urban retreats 
  • Wellness workshops and programs such as Relax Night 

Class Topics:

  • Fall quarter: Foundations of Health Promotion
  • Winter quarter: Applications in Health Promotion
  • Spring quarter: Future Directions in Health Promotion

The three courses associated with the Health Promotion LLC can be applied to the Wellness Minor.

View the Undergraduate Bulletin for more details about the minor.

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Student Spotlight

Allison Jones

Hometown: Colorado Springs, Colorado

Major/Minor: English with a concentration in creative writing, and Psychology

Graduation year: 2025

What is your favorite LLC memory? 

My favorite LLC memory was from the first or second week of school where a bunch of us got food at Jerusalem's and we’re able to talk and connect.

What else are you involved with on campus? 

I am also a part of the DU Student Foundation, and I'm an RA in Dimond Family Residential Village.

Why did you choose to apply to this LLC? 

I chose to apply to the Wellness LLC because I wanted to be involved in a group of like minded individuals, and I wanted to work on my mental health quite a bit last year. Overall, I do think it helped a decent amount!

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