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Nursing & Wellness Majors

Health Promotion

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 health promotion concentration focuses on promoting the health of individuals, communities, organizations, and worksites to bring about cultural change.  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

  • Introduction to Nutrition OR
  • Nutrition and Metabolism
  • Careers in Kinesiology and Health Promotion
  • Personal and Community Health
  • Lifetime Fitness and Wellness
  • Leadership Skills for Conditioning/Strength Training Instruction
  • Internship
  • Kinesiology and Health Promotion Practicum
  • Senior Seminar

Prequesite Courses

  • General Biology I
  • Human Anatomy
  • Human Physiology
  • General Psychology

Health Promotion Concentration

  • Principles and Foundations of Health Promotion
  • Worksite Health Promotion
  • Program Planning and Evaluation
  • Computer and Information Literacy
  • Marketing
  • Writing for Business

Take 9 credits from:

  • Human Resource Management
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Public Relations Principles
  • Kinesiology
  • Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Exercise Testing and Prescription
  • Human Development
  • Psychology and Health
  • Stress and Anxiety Management

Additional Suggested Electives

  • Business Calculus
  • Introduction to Sport Management
  • Principles of Macro Economics
  • Principles of Statistics
  • Introduction to Public Administration
  • Psychology Research Methods

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

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