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2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog 
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Wellness, Health Promotion and Injury Prevention, B.S.

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Requirements for the B.S. degree with a major in wellness, health promotion, and injury prevention

Students seeking the Bachelor of Science degree in Wellness, Health Promotion, and Injury Prevention must complete 128 credits, including the following requirements:

1. Meet the university general education requirements

(See Undergraduate degree requirements). Note that several courses under point 4 below satisfy both general education requirements, and wellness, health promotion, and injury prevention degree requirements. See courses marked *.

2. Complete the university U.S. diversity requirement.

For majors in wellness, health promotion, and injury prevention this requirement is satisfied by completing the core curriculum course, HS 302 .


(*Courses that also satisfy the university general education requirement).

5. Complete the required credit hours of program elective work for one of the chosen focus specialization areas below

a. Additional major in psychology focus

Students intending to earn a psychology major must consult with a Department of Psychology faculty adviser and complete the required 40 credits for the psychology major as detailed below. Note that 12 credits of psychology courses are satisfied in the WHP core curriculum, (See point #4 above). Therefore, in this focus students must complete a minimum of an additional 28 credit hours of psychology.  Students must declare the additional major in psychology by completing an additional major form, and must attain a minimum GPA of 2.00 over all psychology courses.

b. General health promotion focus

Plus 4 hours from one of the following groups

Plus an additional 16 credit hours with the prior permission of the WHP Program Director from any course offered in the School of Health Sciences

Or, any health-related or social science course offered within the College of Arts and Sciences; or from other schools in the university, preferably leading to the attainment of a complementary minor.

And any of the following courses


Together with HRD 310  in the WHP core, courses marked “*” satisfy the HRD minor in training and development.

g. Pre-health professional study

Students must complete a further 28 credit hours of pre-approved coursework in preparation for entry to a recognized health profession program.


Before designing this focus course of study pre-health profession students should contact the professional school that they are interested in attending to obtain program admission information and must consult with a SHS adviser or the WHP Program Director for pre-approval of coursework in this focus.

Plus, a minimum of an additional 2 elective credit hours

with the prior permission of the WHP Program Director from any health-related course offered in the School of Health Sciences; or any other course pre-approved by the program director.

6. All students declaring wellness, health promotion and injury prevention as their major must undertake a Health Risk Appraisal (satisfied in WHP 305).

7. Preferred electives list

 Electives should first be chosen from WHP courses then EXS courses, then any course on the general, complementary medicine, health promotion interventions injury prevention, exercise science, or pre-professional focus group lists below.

General elective list:

Other Electives

Other elective options in biology, business, anthropology, health sciences, psychology, sociology, human resource development or from the College of Arts and Sciences may be taken with the prior written approval of the program director.  Note that courses cannot be used to satisfy both a focus requirement and a focus elective i.e. double credit.

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