Wellness and Health Promotion
Notice: Effective Fall 2024, the Bachelor of Science in wellness and health promotion (WHP) becomes the Bachelor of Science in public health program. Coursework and program foci are similar between the two degrees, with the new degree providing a broader perspective for career opportunities.
Current WHP students, including those interested in the public health combined program, will have the option to complete their WHP degree provided that they do so by the year 2030, or transition into the Bachelor of Science in public health program.
Please contact Charles Rinehart, Coordinator, at email@example.com for questions.
PROGRAM OVERVIEW CURRICULAR REQUIREMENTS DEGREE PLAN ADVISING APPLY
This dynamic program equips students with a different kind of health care education – one that focuses on promoting health and wellness through management, strategic planning and community engagement, to name a few.
Course requirements and minimum grade point averages for the B.S. degree with a major in Wellness and Health Promotion can be found in the Undergraduate Catalog.
With a Bachelor of Science in WHP, graduates are ready to pursue a variety of wellness-related careers including:
- public health educator
- corporate wellness coordinator
- community health worker
- health services manager
- human resources practitioner
- injury prevention advocate
- graduate study in public health, psychology, business, and more
One of the fastest-growing segments of the U.S. workforce, health and wellness professionals work in a variety of settings, including hospitals, nonprofit organizations, government, doctors’ offices, private businesses, and colleges. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment in this field is projected to grow 12% from 2021 to 2031.
The BLS reports that the median annual wage for health education specialists and community health workers was $48,860 in 2021