Bachelor of Science in Health and Wellness Promotion
The health and wellness promotion major allows students to combine their passion for providing health services with community outreach.
Thanks to the program’s holistic curriculum, students learn to share in a client’s success. Graduates with this degree will be able to analyze a community’s health, develop a plan of action to combat health and wellness issues, and then strategically implement their vision. The long-term planning skills students learn and utilize as an undergrad can be used to assist clients in leading happy and healthy lives. And now is the time: A report from the U.S. Department of Labor indicates that the 10-year job growth rate for health educators is more than double the national average of other careers.
At a Glance
- A holistic curriculum is designed to maximize a student’s professional success.
- Faculty provides expert guidance on the subjects of exercise science, sports management, athletic training, exercise pedagogy, and teacher education.
- Access to a state-of-the-art human performance laboratory.
- Small class sizes allow students to achieve dedicated attention from faculty members.
Health and Wellness Promotion
Backed by a solid foundation of courses, the Health and Wellness Promotion program carries the credibility and expertise employers look for in a prospective hire. Select course topics include fitness and sports training, community nutrition, health promotion and organization, health psychology, and exercise physiology, in addition to electives in education.
Health and Wellness Promotion/Pre-Occupational Therapy Track
Students enrolled in the Health and Wellness Promotion/Pre-Occupational Therapy major complete the Health and Wellness Promotion curriculum and through a combination of required and elective courses, complete the required coursework for application to Occupational Therapy graduate degree programs. Occupational therapists, known as OT’s, work as part of a health care team to treat patients of all ages with injuries, illnesses or disabilities through the therapeutic use of everyday activities. In clinical, community and industrial settings, OT’s help patients of all ages develop, recover, and improve skills needed for daily living and working.
An Integrative Health Science minor is available and requires students to take 18-20 credits.
A Public Health minor is available and requires students to take 18-20 credits.
MASTER PROGRAMS ARTICULATION AGREEMENTS
Health and Wellness Promotion
We have obtained an articulation agreement with Merrimack College, whereby students at Saint Joe’s who earn a minimum 3.0 GPA and a grade of “B” or better in pre-requisite courses and who signed a letter of intent by October 1st of junior year at Saint Joe’s would receive admission to Merrimack’s Master of Science in Community Health Education or Master of Science in Health and Wellness Management programs. Furthermore, students would qualify for various levels of fellowship funding depending on their overall GPA.
Health and Wellness Promotion/Pre-Occupational Therapy
We have obtained an articulation agreement with the University of Southern Maine, whereby students at Saint Joe’s who earn a minimum 3.0 GPA and a grade of “B” or better in pre-requisite courses and who signed a letter of intent by October 1st of their junior year at Saint Joe’s would receive admission to USM’s Master of Occupational Therapy program.