The Department of Health Promotion and Wellness offers a unique multidisciplinary major within the School of Education, leading to the BS degree in Health Promotion and Wellness Management.
The program is designed to prepare students to work with diverse populations in worksite and community health. Students will be engaged as health education specialists, fitness professionals, health & wellness coaches in private business and industry, community organizations, and health care agencies nationally and internationally.
This degree will provide students the opportunity to select from the following areas of focus:
- Worksite and community health promotion
- Personal training and strength and conditioning coach
- Wellness and health coaching
Students graduate with a foundation in health science/wellness, fitness, management and human behavior as well as skills in needs assessment, program planning and implementation, and program evaluation.
A graduate of this program may obtain an entry-level position as a health promotion and/or fitness specialist/manager in a healthcare organization, corporate setting, or public agency. Students may also continue with graduate work in health promotion, business administration, nutrition, physical therapy, allied health, nursing, and exercise science.