Bachelor of Science in Health and Wellness Promotion

  • Overview

    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.
  • Curriculum
    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.
  • Some of our faculty
    • Lisa Ahearn

      Instructor of Exercise Science, Sport and Exercise Science Chair

      PhD Candidate, United States Sports Academy
      MS, Ithaca College
      BS, Plymouth State College

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    • Thomas C. Dann

      Instructor of Exercise Science

      MEd, Cleveland State University
      BA, Wittenberg University

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    • Dr. Karen Croteau

      Professor of Physical Education

      EdD, Boston University
      MEd, McNeese State University
      BS, Bridgewater State College

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    Lisa Ahearn

    Instructor of Exercise Science, Sport and Exercise Science Chair

    PhD Candidate, United States Sports Academy
    MS, Ithaca College
    BS, Plymouth State College

    Learn more about Lisa

    Thomas C. Dann

    Instructor of Exercise Science

    MEd, Cleveland State University
    BA, Wittenberg University

    Learn more about Tom

    Dr. Karen Croteau

    Professor of Physical Education

    EdD, Boston University
    MEd, McNeese State University
    BS, Bridgewater State College

    Learn more about Karen

  • Career Moves
    Health and wellness promotion professionals understand the multi-faceted health needs of any given community. Explore specific career opportunities.