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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Wellness and Health Promotion, B.S.

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Grade Point Policy

To graduate with the Wellness and Health Promotion (WHP) major a student must attain a cumulative grade point average of 2.75 in all School of Health Sciences coursework applied to the core curriculum of the major (School of Health Sciences coursework includes courses in EHS, EXS, HS, CDS, and WHP). A student completing a required course with a grade below C+, or whose cumulative grade point average in School of Health Sciences courses falls below 2.75, will automatically be considered to be on probation in the program. A subsequent course grade below C+ will necessitate repeating the course; or a change of major, a decision which will be made in the best interest of the student following consultation with the WHP Coordinator. Before repeating any course, students must consult with the WHP Coordinator. For Wellness and Health Promotion majors who want to register as Certified Wellness Practitioners (CWP) with the National Wellness Institute, a cumulative GPA of 2.75 for the overall degree is required.

Requirements for the B.S. degree with a major in Wellness and Health Promotion

Students seeking the Bachelor of Science degree in Wellness and Health Promotion must complete 124 credits, including the following requirements:

1. Meet the university general education requirements

(See Undergraduate degree requirements). Note that several courses under requirement number three below satisfy general education requirements and Wellness and Health Promotion requirements. See courses marked with “*”.

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

For majors in Wellness and Health Promotion, this requirement is satisfied by completing WHP 3700 Culture, Ethnicity and Well-being (4)   or HS 3000 Community and Public Health (4)  .

3. Complete the Wellness and Health Promotion core curriculum credits


Courses above with * after them also satisfy university general education requirements.

HS 2000  is a pre-requisite for WHP 3000  , WHP 4000  , WHP 4030  , and WHP 4950  .

4. Complete 21 credit hours of electives

Once students have fulfilled the requirements above, students are required to take 21 credit hours of electives, either from the following recommended courses or students can apply courses taken as part of a minor toward the elective requirements. Recommended courses: AHS 3310 - Health Care Safety (4); AHS 3320 - Delivering Safe Patient Care (4); AHS 3340 - Hospital Safety and Health (4); HS 3350 - Introduction to Environmental Health Sciences (4); WHP 3250 - Issues in Women’s Health (4); WHP 4850 - Population Health, Health Policy, and Healthcare Delivery (4); or any course not required for the Wellness and Health Promotion degree or used to fulfill general education requirements.

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