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Nursing & Kinesiology 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

Prequesite Courses:

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

Kinesiology and Health Promotion Core:

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

Health Promotion Concentration

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

Plus 9 credits from the following:

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

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

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