Health Promotion & Wellness

College of Health, Department of Health & Exercise Science
Anderson Athletic Recreation Center (AARC) 206, (651) 962-5982
Manske (Chair), Bruininks, Hedman-Robertson, Korak, Mead, Mellick, Sage, Scibora

A major in health promotion & wellness which prepares the student for work as a fitness specialist outside the school setting. Students graduating with a major in health promotion & wellness will have had experience at a work site. They will demonstrate the skill and knowledge expected of the entry-level exercise science professional in the areas of fitness evaluation, exercise prescription, and delivery of exercise programs to normal and special populations. They will effectively assess theory and interface it with practice.

Major in Health Promotion & Wellness

  • HLTH 250 Personal Health and Wellness (4 credits)
  • HLTH 420 Lifestyle Changes Promoting Health (4 credits)
  • HLTH 430 Worksite Health Promotion (4 credits)
  • EXSC 213 Human Anatomy (4 credits)
  • EXSC 214 Human Physiology (4 credits)
  • EXSC 240 Medical Terminology (2 credits)
  • EXSC 326 Kinesiology (4 credits)
  • EXSC 332 Exercise Physiology (4 credits)
  • Any HLTH, EXSC, or PUBH 300+ level (4 credits)
  • EXSC 476 Health Promotion Internship (2 credits)
  • PUBH 220 Introduction to Public Health and Social Justice (4 credits)
  • PUBH 300 Epidemiology (4 credits)
  • PUBH 340 Health Education: Program Planning and Evaluation (4 credits)

Allied Courses

  • BUSN 100 Business for the Common Good (2 credits)
  • ENTR 100 Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Innovation (2 credits)
  • MKTG 200 Introduction to Marketing (2 credits)
  • MGMT 200 Working Skillfully in Organizations (2 credits)
  • PSYC 365 Health Psychology (4 credits)

Plus four credits from the following:

  • BIOL 101 General Biology (4 credits)
  • BIOL 105 Human Biology (4 credits)

Plus four credits from the following:

  • CHEM 100Chemistry in our World (4 credits)
  • CHEM 101 Environmental Chemistry (4 credits)
  • CHEM 111 General Chemistry (4 credits)

Plus four credits from the following: 

  • COMM 100 Public Speaking (4 credits)
  • COMM 105 Communication in the Workplace (4 credits)

Note: Eighty-four credits are required outside the areas of EXSC, HLTH, PUBH, AND PHED.

Course Number Title Credits
HLTH  120 Foundations of Health Promo. 2
HLTH  243 Individual Study 2 OR 4
HLTH  250 Personal Health & Wellness 2 OR 4
HLTH  269 Research 2 OR 4
HLTH  275 Lifelong Stress Management 2
HLTH  280 Exploring Medicine 2
HLTH  285 Alcohol, Tobacco & Other drugs 2
HLTH  296 Topics 2
HLTH  297 Topics 4
HLTH  298 Topics 4
HLTH  341 Hlth Educ: 5-12 Curric & Asses 4
HLTH  345 Nutrition for Hlth& Fitness 4
HLTH  351 Hlth Ed: 5-12 Meth & Instructi 4
HLTH  352 Cmty Hlth Educ: Meth & Instruc 4
HLTH  353 Consumer,Community,Envr Hlt 4
HLTH  389 Research 2 OR 4
HLTH  393 Individual Study 2 OR 4
HLTH  420 Lifestyle Change & Hlth Prom 4
HLTH  430 Worksite HP 4
HLTH  462 Human Sexuality Education 4
HLTH  464 Issues in Health Education 4
HLTH  470 Health Internship I00 Hours 2
HLTH  476 Experiential Learning 2
HLTH  489 Topics 4
HLTH  490 Topics 4
HLTH  495 Individual Study 2 OR 4