Guided by its mission, the Department seeks to achieve the following four goals:
- To foster intellectual honesty and moral sensitivity in all human pursuits.
- To provide and preserve a multicultural context for professional development within which human kinship, mutual trust, social responsibility, and a compassionate spirit are emphasized.
- To inspire disciplined pursuit and application of knowledge of the philosophy, science, and art of health promotion.
- To offer graduate degrees and non-degree programs of study which are professionally sound, socially relevant, and culturally acceptable.