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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Wellness and Health Promotion, B.S.

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The Bachelor of Science in Wellness and Health Promotion (WHP) degree program in the Department of Public and Environmental Wellness prepares students to live and promote a healthy lifestyle. These professional skills are utilized in health enhancement, disease prevention, health education, health and fitness, corporate and worksite wellness, as well as human resource practice and management.

The WHP program offers two innovative degree pathways: the WHP Combined BS-MPH degree program, and the WHP to Accelerated Second-Degree (ASD) Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN).

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 a minimum 120 credits, including the following requirements:

1. Meet the university general education requirements

In order to graduate on-schedule without taking additional courses, it is highly recommended that students meet with an Undergraduate Academic Adviser concerning the selection of all of their general education courses. 

Each candidate for an Oakland University baccalaureate will need to satisfactorily complete approved courses in each of the following areas: Foundation, Exploration, Integration, Writing, U.S. Diversity and Capstone. For details, refer to the General Education Requirements  section of the catalog.


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

HS 2000  is a prerequisite for HS 3250 , HS 3400 ,  WHP 3500 WHP 3600 ,  WHP 4000 ,  WHP 4030 ,  WHP 4950  


3. Complete a minimum of 21 credit hours of electives

Electives can be chosen either from the following recommended courses or students can apply courses taken as part of a minor toward the elective requirements:

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). Wellness and Health Promotion majors and minors must achieve minimum course grades of C+ in all required WHP courses. If students earn a grade below a C+, they must meet with the program coordinator to discuss their options.

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