Health Care Science, BS - Health & Wellness Promotion Program

Health Care Science

Health & Wellness Promotion Program

Program Delivery

On Campus, Online

Total Credits

120 Credits

About the Health Care Science - Health & Wellness Promotion Program

The Health Care Science - Health & Wellness Promotion Undergraduate Degree Program prepares students to be effective health promotion professionals in a variety of community and inter-professional health and wellness-related settings such as:

  • K-12 Schools and College Campuses
  • Worksites 
  • Corporations 
  • Community Organizations 
  • Hospitals 
  • Military and Veterans Organizations 
  • Senior Living Communities

Focus of Study

Students learn to improve health and wellness behaviors and address health challenges among groups of all ages and diverse backgrounds including children and adolescents, adults, veterans, athletes, families, older adults, and individuals with chronic illness and/or disability. Students in this program develop competencies in needs assessment, program planning, implementation and evaluation, health behavior theory, effective professional communication, and cultural humility. The curriculum provides opportunities for applied learning and hands-on experience through a required internship experience.

Career possibilities for health promotion professionals include:

  • Health Coaching
  • Community Health Program Manager
  • Health Behavior Specialist
  • Health Communications Professional
  • Health and Wellness Coordinator

Program Requirements

Admission Criteria for Students Applying as Freshmen

  • GPA of 2.0 or better
  • Composite score of 18 on the ACT or a total score of 840 (prior to March 2016) or 920 (after March 2016) on the SAT (92 index)

Freshmen applicants whose records vary in any way from the above admissions criteria will be considered on an individual basis by evaluation of their overall academic records including:

(a) The quality of their high school program of study

(b) The level of their college entrance test scores (SAT or ACT)

(c) Any information unique to an individual situation

Program Coursework

For program coursework, please visit the Academic Catalog.