Health Promotion Option

120 credits

The Health Promotion Option addresses individual, interpersonal, community, environmental and policy influences on various health behaviors, including physical activity, nutrition and diet, stress management, alcohol/tobacco and other drug use, safe sex practices, and preventative medical care. Possible paths upon graduation for health promotion careers include hospitals, managed care organizations, insurance companies, non-profit agencies, public health agencies as well as in public and private worksite settings or may include graduate studies in public health, exercise and health psychology, counseling, nursing, dietetics, and/or allied health programs. Students are encouraged to complete BIDI 2010 Human Biology I and BIDI 2020 Human Biology II as the General Education Scientific Inquiry Direction (SIDI).

Degree Requirements


Courses required for the Option are shown in boldface.
HE 1970 Introduction to Health Promotion 3
HE 2300 Principles of Health 3
HE 2400 Physical Activity and Health 3
HE 2900 Disease, Safety, and Environment (WECO) 3
HE 3200 Stress Management (WECO) 3
HE 3220 Applied Nutrition for Healthy Living (TECO) 3
HE 3230 Promoting Health Across the Lifespan 3
HE 3240 Health Promotion Planning and Evaluation (WRCO) 4
HE 3320 Health Promotion Skills 4
HE 3660 CPR and First Aid Instructor 1.5
HE 4530 Senior Seminar in Health Promotion 1
Health Promotion - complete two courses from the following: 6
HE 3700 Drug Behavior (WECO)
HE 3710 Sex and Family Living Education
HE 4080 Lifestyle and Wellness Coaching
SO 3500 Illness, Wellness, and Healing (WECO)
SW 3300 Mental Health and Society (GACO)
SW 3500 Health and Society (GACO) (WECO)
Capstone - complete one of the following: 3-12
HE 4090 Qualitative Research in Health Promotion
HE 4440 Health Promotion Internship
HE 4540 Applied Health Promotion
BU 2450 Principles of Marketing 3
IS 4360 Cultural Diversity and American Society (DICO) (INCO) 3
PE 4010 Exercise and Health Psychology (INCO) 3
Quantitative Reasoning in the Discipline Connection - complete one of the following: 3
MA 1900 Statistical Literacy in Today's Society (QRCO)
MA 2300 Statistics I (QRCO)
SS 3700 Social Statistics (QRCO)
SW 3700 Social Statistics (QRCO)
General Education:
EN 1200 Composition 3
IS 1111 The First Year Seminar: Critical Thinking and the Nature of Inquiry 3
MA Mathematics Foundations 3
CTDI Creative Thought Directions 6
PPDI Past and Present Directions 6
SIDI Scientific Inquiry Directions 6-8
SSDI Self and Society Directions 6
GACO Global Awareness Connection 3
Electives 31.5-20.5

HE 4440 requires a minimum grade point average of 2.70 (cumulative and major).

*All course information is from the 2015-2016 Catalog.