Health Promotion

The Marine Corps creates opportunities that promote and improve the health and wellness of the entire Marine Corps community. The Semper Fit Health Promotion Program provides health education that encourages people to increase control over and to improve their full health potential. Health fairs, classes, workshops, and awareness campaigns are some of the activities provided by the Semper Fit Health Promotion Program.


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Services

The Semper Fit Health Promotion Program has 7 core elements and offers a variety of services for each area:

  • TOBACCO USE PREVENTION & CESSATION: The Operation Tobacco Free Marine Tobacco Cessation Program provides the tools and resources to help you become tobacco free. Individual and group classes are available to the entire Marine Corps community. For units requesting the course, classes can be held at the unit’s preferred location.
  • NUTRITION EDUCATION & DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS: Healthy cooking classes, dietary supplement analysis, and general nutrition guidance are some of the activities offered to help you keep a healthy and balanced diet.

  • WEIGHT MANAGEMENT: Meal planning, commissary tours, and goal setting are among the services offered to support you in obtaining and maintaining a healthy weight.

  • CHRONIC DISEASE PREVENTION: Blood pressure and blood glucose checks, body fat measurements and cholesterols tests are screenings offered to help prevent long-term diseases. Awareness campaigns in topics, such as breast cancer and diabetes, are also offered during monthly health observances.

  • SEXUAL HEALTH & RESPONSIBILITY: Education on family planning, sexually transmitted infections, pregnancy and healthy sexual behaviors are offered via classes, health fairs, and in partnership with Navy Medicine.

  • PHYSICAL ACTIVITY: Opportunities to establish healthy and active lifestyles are promoted via hands-on classes, health fairs, and special events during monthly and yearly health observances.

  • INJURY PREVENTION: Education to increase injury awareness and to address common misconceptions about injuries is provided via activities such as hands-on workshops, health fairs, safety briefs, running shoe clinics, and other special events.

Learn More

Services and activities offered by the Semper Fit Health Promotion Program are open to all DoD ID cardholders and most events are free of charge.

The Semper Fit Health Promotion Program is located in the main fitness center aboard each Marine Corps installation. Class schedules and program events are posted on each installation’s website. To find out more information about the Health Promotion activities and services offered near you, contact your local Health Promotion Program via the information below.

Quantico(Change Location)

Health Promotion Program
Bldg. 2073
Mon - Thu: 7am - 4:30pm
Fri: 7:30am - 4pm
(703) 784-3780
MCCS Quantico website

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