2018-2019 Catalog 
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2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health and Wellness Promotion

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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 instruction in nutrition, physical activity, mental and emotional health, anatomy, physiology, diversity and health parity, and other key health topics and concepts. Students develop skills in personal wellness, wellness coaching; health education and communication; 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.

At least 9 additional elective hours at the 200-400 level

Note: HWP 295 may not be used to satisfy both the elective requirement and the HWP science requirement, listed below.

II. Additional required courses—8 hours:

One of the following science options:


III. Other departmental requirements:

Major competency is demonstrated in HWP 459. A grade of C or higher in HWP 310 and 459 is required to graduate.

Liberal Arts Core (LAC)

For additional information about the Liberal Arts Core and the specific courses that fulfill the requirements, visit the Office of the Registrar website, https://registrar.unca.edu/liberal-arts-core.

Liberal Arts Core Requirements

The credit hours listed are the minimum required.

Requirement Credits
First-Year Colloquium 3
Academic Writing and Critical Inquiry 4
Humanities 12
Laboratory Science 4
Scientific Perspectives 3
Quantitative Perspectives 4
Social Science 3
Second Language (proficiency through the 2nd semester) 0-4
Arts and Ideas 3
Senior Capstone 4
Diversity Intensive 3


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