Learn about nutrition, fitness and exercise, community health and welfare, and the prevention and control of diseases. This major supports a core of convictions, knowledge, and skills related to the six dimensions of wellness, including physical health.
This major can prepare you to:
- Pursue careers in personal training.
- Work at health and wellness companies.
- Become a certified personal trainer.
- Become a health or physical education teacher (if followed by MAT 4.5)
Part 1: General Education Core
(See Core Studies Requirements)
Part 2: Health & Wellness major
48.5 credits: 15 credits in residence, 27 credits upper division. Required:
|BIO 221||Human Anatomy and Physiology I||4|
|PHS 221||General Physics I||4|
|COMM 200||Interpersonal Communication||2|
|EXSC 230||Introduction to Health and Exercise Science||3|
|EXSC 310||Motor Learning||3|
|EXSC 350||Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries||3|
|EXSC 360||Organization and Administration of Sports||3|
|EXSC 475||Exercise Physiology||4|
|OR SRM 250||Sports Ethics||3|
|HE/SRM 101||CPR/First Aid||0.5|
|HE 210||Stress Management||2|
|HE 310||Exercise Prescription||2|
|HE 410||Fitness and Chronic Disease||3|
|HE 494||Health and Fitness Internship||3|
With the successful completion of the major in Health and Wellness, graduates will be able to:
- Demonstrate a comprehension of the fundamental concepts, theories, language, major issues, current trends and historical developments related to human health and wellness.
- Effectively communicate their approach to planning and problem solving both in written and oral form as it relates to health and wellness.
- Demonstrate the ability to integrate the disciplines within health and the sciences in order to critically approach and evaluate theories, create plans for and assess the progress of clients, and solve problems.
- Understand, apply and demonstrate methodologies used in health and fitness.
- Assess the quality of information and sources, and incorporate new health and fitness concepts from current research into practice.
- Articulate their worldview of the integral relationships health and wellness have with faith in relation to the ethical, moral and spiritual issues of our society.
- Develop an awareness of the value of membership and participation in professional organizations (certification).
(Updated Oct. 2016)