Health and Wellness

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

The Bachelor of Science in Health and Wellness program will provide students with a broad understanding of health and wellness trends, concepts, and public health in America

The program will require a foundation in the core curriculum in order to prepare students for major field courses related to health sciences, policy, leadership and fitness.

Area A: Essential Skills
ENGL 1101English Composition I3
ENGL 1102English Composition II3
MATH 1001Quantitative Skills/Reasoning3
or MATH 1101 Intro to Mathematical Modeling
or MATH 1111 College Algebra
or MATH 1113 Precalculus Mathematics
Area B: Institutional Options
COMM 1110Fundamentals of Speech3
Choose one of the following:1
Argumentation and Advocacy
Intro to Greek Mythology
Creative Writing
Natural Hazards
Appalachian Hist-Special Topic
Sports Hist & Amer Character
Health and Wellness Concepts (Recommended)
Mystery Fiction in Pop Culture
Political and Social Rhetoric
Christian Fiction/Pop Culture
Race and Ethnicity in America (Recommended)
PRSP Elective (See advisor)
Area C: Humanities/Fine Arts
Choose one to two ENGL course(s):3-6
World Literature I
World Literature II
British Literature I
British Literature II
American Literature I
American Literature II
Intro to Film as Literature
If only one ENGL course chosen, add one of the following:0-3
Art Appreciation
Expressions of Culture I
Expressions of Culture II
Music Appreciation
World Music
American Music
Theatre Appreciation
Area D: Science/Mathematics/Technology
One of the following Laboratory Science Sequences:8
Principles of Biology I
and Principles of Biology II
Principles of Chemistry I
and Principles of Chemistry II
Introductory Physics I
and Introductory Physics II
MATH 2200Introduction to Statistics3
Area E: Social Sciences
HIST 2111United States History to 18773
or HIST 2112 United States Hist since 1877
POLS 1101American Government3
PSYC 1101Introduction to Psychology3
Choose one elective:3
Intro to Cultural Anthropology
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics
Introduction to Geography
Intro to Human Geography
Intro to Physical Geography
World Civilization to 1500 CE
World Civilization since 1500
United States History to 1877
United States Hist since 1877
Intro to World Religions
Intro to Philosophical Issues
Logic and Critical Thinking
Intro to Political Science
State and Local Government
Comparative Politics
International Relations
Introduction to Sociology
Social Problems
Area F: Major Related
BIOL 2212KAnatomy and Physiology I4
BIOL 2213KAnatomy and Physiology II4
BIOL 2215KMicrobiology4
PSYC 2103Human Development3
HLTH 2500Interpersonal Health/Relations3
Upper Division Required Courses
COMM 3301Communication for Prof Setting3
ENGL 3000Writing for Educ/Soc Sciences3
HLTH 3001Personal Health and Wellness3
HLTH 3005Responding to Emergencies3
HLTH 3250Careers in Health and Wellness3
HLTH 3500Health Aspects/Human Sexuality3
HLTH 3750Nutrition,Hlthy Eat & Wt Maint3
HLTH 4001Coping/Stress Mgt/Life Satisf3
HLTH 4100Motivation Health Behav Change3
HLTH 4250Core Concepts & Iss in Fitness3
HLTH 4300Community Health3
HLTH 4850Sr. Sem Capstone in Hlth&Welln3
NURS 3100Perspectives on USA Health Sys3
SOWK 3503Substance Abuse3
Electives:
Choose from the Upper Level HLTH courses listed and/or Upper Level courses from following disciplines or choose a minor.18
If minor is 15 credit hours take one 3 credit hour course from the list:
Special Topics Health/Wellness
Coaching & Leadership
Practicum/Internship Hlth&Well
BIOL, BUSA, COMM, MARK, MNGT, NURS, PSYC, SOWK
Physical Education
PHED Activity Elective 1
Total Hours121

Courses

HLTH 1030. Health and Wellness Concepts. 1-0-1 Unit.

HLTH 2000. Personal Health & Wellness. 3-0-3 Units.

Explores specific topics which promote healthy proactive lifestyles. Each topic covered includes applied skills for making positive lifestyle choices. Focus topics and skills are: exploring the various dimensions of wellness, eliminating self-defeating behaviors, and designing and implementing a personal wellness plan.

HLTH 2005. Responding to Emergencies. 3-0-3 Units.

This course is directed towards those seeking advanced first aid training for schools and communities. It offers American Red Cross certification in CPR for the Professional Rescuer, First Aid and Automated External Defibrillation. This course can train and certify students majoring in various health care, education, criminal justice and general studies curriculums. Also offered as an elective for the minor in Health and Wellness program.

HLTH 2500. Interpersonal Health/Relations. 3-0-3 Units.

Examines the research on developing and maintaining healthy interpersonal relationships. Emphasis will be placed on promoting positive interactions and productive versus non-productive conflict management.

HLTH 3000. Coping/Stress Mgt/Life Satisf. 3-0-3 Units.

Provides a holistic approach overviewing the basic principles, theories, and techniques for effectively coping with and managing personal stress. Emphasis will be placed on prevention of stress and application of the research on coping and life satisfaction.

HLTH 3001. Personal Health and Wellness. 3-0-3 Units.

Explores specific topics which promote healthy proactive lifestyles. Each topic covered includes applied skills for making positive lifestyle choices. Focus topics and skills are: exploring the various dimensions of wellness, eliminating self-defeating behaviors, and designing and implementing a personal wellness plan.

HLTH 3005. Responding to Emergencies. 3-0-3 Units.

This course is directed towards those seeking advanced first aid training for schools and communities. It offers American Red Cross certification in CPR for the Professional Rescuer, First Aid and Automated External Defibrillation. This course can train and certify students majoring in various health care, education, criminal justice and general studies curriculums. Also offered as an elective for the minor in Health and Wellness program.

HLTH 3250. Careers in Health and Wellness. 3-0-3 Units.

Examines career opportunities for health and wellness majors. Topics include an examination of the health and wellness major, preparation for employment with a focus on the skills employers seek, developing the skills necessary for obtaining employment, and enhancing marketability. Students will complete career inventories and guest speakers from the health professions in the community will be invited to share information about their careers, work experiences, and hiring preferences.

HLTH 3500. Health Aspects/Human Sexuality. 3-0-3 Units.

Examines health issues associated with sex roles, values, gender, sexual orientation, sexual behavior, sexual problems and other issues related to sexual behavior and sexuality. Pre-requisite: HLTH 2500 Interpersonal Health and Relationships

HLTH 3750. Nutrition,Hlthy Eat & Wt Maint. 3-0-3 Units.

Principles of nutrition, diet therapy and knowledge of food preparation. Course includes the basic nutrients necessary for human health, digestion and absorption of key nutrients, relationship between nutrition and physical fitness for weight management, food safety and sanitation, nutrition needs as related to the life cycle and health conditions, disorders and diseases related to nutrition. Pre-requisite: HLTH 3001 – Personal Health and Wellness

HLTH 4000. Motiv Aspects of Hlth Beh Chng. 3-0-3 Units.

Provides an introduction to the study of health behavior change. Theoretical models for behavior change will be explored and applied. Emphasis will be placed on application of theory for the enhancement of community health and for individual well-being.

HLTH 4001. Coping/Stress Mgt/Life Satisf. 3-0-3 Units.

Provides a holistic approach overviewing the basic principles, theories, and techniques for effectively coping with and managing personal stress. Emphasis will be placed on prevention of stress and application of the research on coping and life satisfaction.

HLTH 4100. Motivation Health Behav Change. 3-0-3 Units.

Provides an introduction to the study of health behavior change. Theoretical models for behavior change will be explored and applied. Emphasis will be placed on application of theory for the enhancement of community health and for individual well-being.

HLTH 4250. Core Concepts & Iss in Fitness. 3-0-3 Units.

An introduction to basic scientific knowledge and practical experience in the principles, assessment, and development of total well-being through health-related physical fitness and lifestyle management techniques. Major topics will include: cardiovascular endurance, muscular endurance, muscular strength, flexibility, body composition, and nutrition. Pre-requisite: HLTH 3001 – Personal Health and Wellness

HLTH 4300. Community Health. 3-0-3 Units.

Provides an introduction to community health. Students will develop an understanding of historical and theoretical foundations of community health and major societal health concerns; explore community health models and programs used to address these concerns; and examine racial/ethnic, cultural, and social determinants of health. This course will also provide an introduction to public health program planning and evaluation in the context of community health providing a review of factors that influence as well as improve the health of communities. Pre-requisite: HLTH 4100 – Motivation for Health Behavior Change

HLTH 4500. Special Topics Health/Wellness. 3-0-3 Units.

This course will address Special Topics: Films on Health and Wellness Issues.

HLTH 4750. Coaching & Leadership. 3-0-3 Units.

The course provides an overview of the concepts that are essential in the preparation of sport coaches. Students will evaluate the current theoretical perspectives in the field of sport psychology and critically evaluate the current research in coaching sports. Topics include developing a coaching philosophy, evaluating theories in motivation, understanding team dynamics, communicating effectively, and improving player performance. Pre-requisite: HLTH 4250 – Core Concepts and Issues in Fitness

HLTH 4850. Sr. Sem Capstone in Hlth&Welln. 3-0-3 Units.

This course is the capstone experience for students completing the program requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Health and Wellness. Course topics include trends in health and wellness, professional ethics, diversity issues, marketplace needs, and employment strategies. Pre-requisite: senior status as a Health and Wellness major

HLTH 4900. Practicum/Internship Hlth&Well. 0-0-3-6 Units.

Practicum experiences may be completed in selected health care work environments: public health departments, clinics, hospitals, not-for-profit organizations, community, or commercial settings. The practicum is a supervised experience in several role specialization areas. The general purpose of the practicum is to give students an opportunity to implement the theories and principles acquired in class, develop professional competencies, and to experience diverse working situations. The practicum implies a team relationship among the student, the cooperating administrator and the college practicum supervisor. Pre-requisite: senior status as a Health and Wellness major