Nursing & Wellness Majors


If you’re passionate about wellness and fitness, this multidisciplinary curriculum provides the theory and practice to prepare you for professional work in schools, private agencies, clinical environments, government or business.  Selecting a concentration in either kinesiology or health promotion, you’ll have an opportunity to influence the physical activity, health, lifestyle and productivity of individuals, communities and organizations.  The kinesiology concentration focuses on enhancing the health of individuals through understanding the role of movement.   Your career after graduation might lead you to teaching, research, coaching, rehabilitation and sports medicine, or delivering services related to physical activity and fitness. This field is changing quickly in response to the aging population, increase cost of health care, and the understanding of the important role lifestyle factors play in one’s health.

Graduates will have the opportunity to sit for national certifications from the American College of Sports Medicine, National Strength and Conditioning Association, and Certified Health Education Specialist.

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Courses and Requirements

Departmental Courses in the Core

  • Personal and Community Health
  • Fitness and Well-Being
  • Lifetime Fitness and Wellness

Prequesite Courses

  • General Biology I
  • Lifetime Fitness and Wellness
  • General Psychology (Wellness Management Concentration only)

Courses Required of all Majors

  • Marketing
  • Public Relations Principles
  • Personal and Community Health
  • Wellness/Physical Fitness Assessment
  • Principles and Foundations of Health Promotions
  • Worksite Health Promotion
  • Internship
  • Health Promotion Practicum: Mind, Body, Spirit
  • Senior Seminar

Fitness Management Concentration

  • Nutrition for Everyday Life OR
  • Nutrition
  • Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • First Aid & Safety Respond to Emergencies OR
  • Care & Prevention of Athletic Injuries
  • Leadership Skills for Conditioning/Strength
  • Training Instruction
  • Kinesiology
  • Exercise Physiology

2 credits from

  • Seven Habits of Highly Effective People
  • Psychology and Health
  • Interpersonal Effectiveness

Additional Suggested Fitness Management Electives

  • Microbiology
  • Introduction to Sport Management
  • Facilities and Event Management
  • Fundamentals of Organic Biochemistry
  • Program Planning and Evaluation
  • Special Topics
  • Bioethics
  • Human Development
  • Aging in Contemporary America

Free Electives

  • Tennis and Volleyball
  • Tennis and Bowling
  • Volleyball and Badminton
  • Bowling and Badminton
  • Volleyball and Golf
  • Bowling and Golf
  • Physical Fitness
  • Lifetime Jogging and Fitness
  • Flag Football and Basketball
  • Bicycling and Bowling
  • Aerobic Exercise
  • History and Principles of Physical Education
  • Theories & Techniques of Teaching Team Sports
  • Theories & Techniques of Teaching Individual Sports
  • Concepts in Movement Education
  • Sports and Media
  • Traffic Safety and Accident Prevention
  • Driver Education I
  • Driver Education II
  • Organization & Administration of PE
  • Methods of Conducting Intramurals
  • Basketball Skills and Coaching
  • Baseball Skills and Coaching
  • Theory & Techniques of Coaching
  • Interscholastic Athletics
  • Techniques of Officiating
  • Adapted Physical Education
  • Seven Habits of Highly Effective People
  • Special Topics

 For detailed course descriptions, please see the current catalog HERE.

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