2020-2021 Catalog 
    
    Oct 29, 2020  
2020-2021 Catalog

Health and Wellness Promotion


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Health and Wellness Promotion

Associate Professor Rote (Chair), Professors Lanou, Wingert; Associate Professor Batada; Assistant Professor Jones; Lecturers Donnelly, Julien, Mast

In the liberal arts tradition, the major in Health and Wellness Promotion is an interdisciplinary program that prepares students to promote health, wellness, and high quality of life among individuals, groups and populations, with a focus on healthy lifestyle choices and supportive environments. The program includes core instruction in health promotion, nutrition, physical activity, mental and emotional health, anatomy and physiology, chronic disease process and prevention, health equity, and other key health topics and concepts. Students develop skills in individual wellness; health education and communication; health research methods and health program planning, implementation, and evaluation. The curriculum emphasizes culturally- sensitive and multi-level health promotion in a variety of settings, such as schools, worksites, older adult care centers, health care facilities and communities.

Health and Wellness majors have the option of three concentration areas: General, which offers a broad lens on health promotion and allows students to choose a topical focus area; Health Sciences, which deepens student learning in the sciences supporting allied health and medicine, and Public Health, which deepens student learning in community, population and public health.

Elective Skill Development Options

Only four semester hours of 100-level HW activity courses can be used toward the minimum number of hours required for a degree.
 

Health and Wellness Promotion

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