Oct 07, 2022  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

Health & Wellness Promotion, B.S.


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The Health and Wellness Promotion major allows students to combine their passion for providing health services with community outreach. Graduates with this degree will be able to analyze a community’s health, develop a plan of action to combat health and wellness issues, and then strategically implement their vision. The long-term planning skills students learn and utilize as an undergrad can be used to assist clients in leading happy and healthy lives.

Completing this degree program will enable students to:

  • Demonstrate competence in assessing needs, planning, implementing, managing and evaluating health promotion programs.
  • Understand and demonstrate professional ethics and social responsibility as it relates to the practice of health promotion.
  • Communicate effectively and professionally in verbal, nonverbal, and written formats.
  • Use critical thinking skills to solve problems associated with assessing needs, implementing, managing and evaluating health promotion programs.
  • Engage in career development activities to prepare for job success or graduate school entrance.

Core Curriculum:


In addition, all students must fulfill the college’s core curriculum  requirements and meet the 120 credit graduation requirement.  The First Year Experience (FYE) Seminar  is a requirement for all first-year students.

Recommended Minors:


  • Biology
  • Business Administration
  • Exercise Science
  • Integrative Aging
  • Integrative Health Science 
  • Psychology
  • Public Health

Public Health Track


The Health and Wellness Promotion major/Public Health Track allows students to combine their passion for improving the lives of others through health with community outreach. Through a combination of required and elective courses, as well as experiential learning opportunities in diverse settings, students will have the knowledge and skills needed for a variety of entry-level positions in Public Health and have the required courses needed to apply to Public Health related graduate degree programs.

Completing this degree program will enable students to:

  • Identify and apply professional ethics and social responsibility as it relates to public health activities and professional standards.
  • Communicate effectively and professionally in verbal, nonverbal, and written format. 
  • Be familiar and apply major concepts and theories associated with public health related practices.
  • Use critical thinking skills to solve problems associated with administering, developing and evaluating public health programs.
  • Engage in career development activities to prepare for job success or graduate school entrance.

Credits: 26-30

Online Electives


  • HA 205 – American Healthcare Systems (online) (3 cr)
  • SW 101 - Introduction to the Profession of Social Work  (online or on campus) (3 cr)
  • SW 210 - Quantitative Methods & Data Analysis in Social Science Research (online or on campus) (3 cr)

Other courses by permission.

Note:


A student must have a 2.75 in the major to be granted an internship opportunity and/or permission from the faculty advisor and the department chair.

Double Major Option:


Fitness Specialist

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