Bachelor of Science in Health and Wellness
Description and Outcomes
The Bachelor of Science in Health and Wellness program is designed to prepare you to pursue a variety of career opportunities in health care and health and wellness-related industries. Additionally, it provides you with a solid undergraduate foundation to pursue further graduate study or first professional programs. The program's curriculum focuses on building content knowledge and skills in the broad areas of health care and health and wellness. It also highlights overall concepts, values, research methods, and applications that could prepare you to pursue a career in health care or health and wellness.
A defining feature of the curriculum is the exploration of diverse approaches to health and wellness including the integration of mind, body, and spirit. Courses teach you to critically evaluate the current scientific literature and research in wellness, prevention, and complementary health care practices. The program is designed to help you apply principles of healthy living to the education of individuals and communities, and focuses on foundational knowledge and skills upon which to build additional competencies. It also encourages the development of administrative, ethical, and professional skills that may enable you to pursue leadership positions in the increasingly diverse health care field.
Accelerated Master's Degree Options
If you are interested in earning both a bachelor’s and master's degree in the health sciences, consider an accelerated master's degree option. Refer to the general Progression Requirements section for details.
The Bachelor of Science in Health and Wellness program consists of a minimum of 180 quarter credit hours. Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a bachelor of science degree.
- Knowledge Base: Demonstrate familiarity with the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, and historical trends in nutrition, exercise science, health psychology, stress management, and complementary and alternative medicine.
- Application: Apply the concepts, principles, and methods of nutrition, exercise science, health psychology, stress management, and complementary and alternative medicine to designing health and wellness promotion programs.
- Research Methods: Critically evaluate current research in nutrition, exercise science, health psychology, stress management, and complementary and alternative medicine.
- Standards and Values: Employ professional standards, ethical practices, and legal standards in the health care field.
- Global Awareness: Demonstrate an understanding of multicultural literacy in the fields of health care and wellness promotion.
General Education Literacies and Professional Competencies
In addition to the discipline-specific outcomes, general education literacies and professional competencies are integrated throughout your academic program. You can review the general education literacies and professional competencies associated with your academic program in the undergraduate School of General Education section of this Catalog.
|CM107||College Composition I||5|
|CM220||College Composition II||5|
|Mathematics (select one of the following):||5|
|Survey of Mathematics|
|Arts and Humanities (select one of the following):||5|
|Arts and Humanities - Modern Creative Expressions|
|Humanities and Culture|
|Science (select one of the following):||5|
|Discovering Science - Current Issues in a Changing World|
|General Biology I - Human Perspectives|
|Fundamentals of Microbiology|
|Science for Everyday Life|
|Social Science (select one of the following):||5|
|The 1960s - Reshaping the American Dream|
|People, Power, and Politics - An Introduction to American Government|
|The Technological Revolution - A Social Scientific Approach|
|Total Core Requirements||33|
|EF310||Current Trends in Exercise and Fitness - Aging Well Across the Life Span||6|
|HW310||Complementary and Alternative Medicine||6|
|HW315||Models for Health and Wellness||6|
|HW320||Contemporary Diet and Nutrition||6|
|HW410||Stress - Critical Issues in Management and Prevention||6|
|HW420||Creating Wellness - Psychological and Spiritual Aspects of Healing||6|
|HW425||Health and Wellness Programming - Design and Administration||6|
|100/200/300/400 Level||Major Electives||12|
|HW499||Bachelor's Capstone in Health and Wellness||6|
|Total Major Requirements||60|
|Open Elective Requirements|
|Open Electives 1||87|
|Total Open Elective Requirements||87|
Eligible students who choose to complete the accelerated master's degree option will take up to five graduate-level courses in addition to selected undergraduate electives.