Apr 25, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Health Promotion and Wellness, B.S.

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Learning by doing is the keystone of the Health Promotion and Wellness program. Classroom-based research, on-campus work opportunities, and service learning projects are led by faculty with a broad range of specialties including nutrition, stress management, human sexuality, environmental health, disease prevention, and health promotion. The rich variety of core and program requirements is supplemented by elective courses selected, with faculty advice, to reflect the student’s interests in the field of health education. Extensive fieldwork, including a required practicum and internship, prepares the student for future employment. Electives include coursework in substance abuse, recreation, and exercise physiology.

Total Major Requirements 42 Credits

NOTE: A minimum grade of C- is required of all HEA courses

Other Requirements

General Education Requirements

For specific information about general education requirements and expectations, see the General Education Requirements  in the Academic Programs section of this catalog.


To graduate with a Health Promotion and Wellness major, students must have:

  1. Grades of C- or higher in all major requirements;
  2. A cumulative GPA of 2.500 or higher.

Minimum Total Credits for The Degree: 120

Learning Goals and Assessment

Learning Goals:

  • Students conduct high quality health education and health promotion activities in a variety of diverse settings.
  • Students are prepared for graduate studies in public health and allied health professions in communities, school, health care, and/or worksite settings related fields.
  • Students develop knowledge skills and abilities consistent with the National Commission of Health Education Credentialing responsibilities expected of a professional health educator entering the field.
  • Students are prepared for healthful living in a world of increasing complexity.

Assessment Criteria:

In keeping with the accepted national standards students will learn to:

  • Assess individual and community needs for health education.
  • Conduct evaluation and research related to health education.
  • Communicate and advocate for health and health education.
  • Implement health education strategies, interventions and programs.
  • Serve as health education resource people.
  • Plan health education strategies, interventions and programs.
  • Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs.

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