Program Details

Community Health: Concentration in Wellness and Health Promotion [CHEA_WELL] (Major)

This concentration in the Health Department is intended to prepare health education specialists to work in a variety of private, public and worksite settings related to health promotion. Responsibilities include assessing client needs, designing health promotion programs, implementing/coordinating programs and evaluation of outcomes.

Career Potential

  • Wellness specialist in a business or corporation
  • Wellness manager in a private health promotion center
  • College or school-site wellness coordinator
  • Wellness coordinator in a community agency

Community Health with a concentration in Wellness and Health Promotion [CHEA_WELL]

In addition to the requirements to fulfill the concentration in Wellness and Health Promotion listed below, students must fulfill all degree requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Community Health [CHEA].

A. Required Concentration Courses: 20 credit hours
  • EXS 397 - Exercise Physiology I (3 cr. hr.)
  • HLH 120 - Responding to Emergencies (2 cr. hr.)
  • HLH 210 - Wellness and Health Promotion (3 cr. hr.)
  • HLH 232 - Nutrition (3 cr. hr.)
  • HLH 301 - Stress Management (3 cr. hr.)
  • HLH 314 - Mental Health and Counseling (3 cr. hr.)
  • MGT 250 - Principles of Management (3 cr. hr.)
B. Fieldwork: Eight credit hours

To fulfill the wellness and health promotion concentration, at least one eight credit hour fieldwork placement must be completed in an approved wellness setting. Community health majors may use eight weeks of their 16-week fieldwork experience to meet this requirement.

  • HLH 499 - Fieldwork in Health (8 cr. hr.)
Total Credit Hours Required for the concentration in Wellness and Health Promotion: 28
Total Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 124