Bachelor of Science in Community Health and Wellness
The B.S. in Community Health and Wellness is a multidisciplinary degree program originating in the Health and Physical Education department. Community health education, wellness and health promotion professionals possess the passion, interest and skills to help individuals and communities voluntarily adopt healthy behaviors and lifestyles.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, employment for health educators and wellness specialists is expected to grow by 18% through 2018. This growth is the direct result from rising cost of healthcare and state and national initiatives to support health for all.
The major includes core courses in health education, physical education, biology, psychology, and marketing or English and requires a 40-hour practicum and 480-hour internship experience.
Students can choose from one of 5 concentrations:
- Community and Public Health Education
- Health and Aging
- Recreation and Leisure Studies
- Wellness and Movement Studies
- Women’s Health
Graduates may pursue careers in a variety of community and public health education/promotion and wellness settings such as health departments, hospitals, community health centers, corporate wellness settings, governmental health organizations, youth organizations and health agencies. Graduates will also be prepared to pursue graduate study in a variety of fields and professional certification in several areas (i.e. Certified Health Education Specialist, Certified Personal Trainer).