May 21, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Bulletin 
2023-2024 Academic Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Wellness BHS

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This program is for students seeking a general degree in health and wellness in pursuit of attending graduate school in a health-related field. Students must complete a fitness concentration.

Total Credits - 120

Major - 35


Students must complete the following concentration.

Additional Requirements

A student needs to maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or greater in all credits used to meet the BHS degree requirements.

Students are expected to complete a portfolio during the BHS Wellness program outlining their goals and accomplishments, including required hours of professional experience (based on class standing & previous experience). Successful completion of the portfolio is required for graduation.

The School of Population Health, Nutrition & Wellness offers the option for certification from the American Council on Exercise (ACE) in the following areas: Certified Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor, Lifestyle & Weight Management Consultant, and Advanced Health & Fitness Specialist. The exams for these certifications will be held on-campus. This degree requires BHS Wellness/Fitness students to take the American Council on Exercise (ACE) Health Coach Certification. This certification exam will serve as the exit examination for BHS Wellness/Fitness students.

General Education (Andrews Core Experience)

Students must fulfill all Bachelor’s Degree requirements listed in the Andrews Core Experience .

Off-Campus Locations

This program is also offered at approved off-campus locations.

Student Learning Outcomes

Domain I: Systems Aspects: focuses on the inter-relationship between elements within a system at the body, organization, community, or global level. 

1.1:  Apply relevant theories and models to explain the integrated role of physical, social, intellectual, emotional, occupational, and spiritual aspects in the human pursuit and experience of wellness throughout the lifespan. 

1.2:  Establish collaborative relationships within and across key stakeholders and interdisciplinary teams to promote sustainable health and wellness practices that meet long-term personal, organizational, and/or community goals.

Domain II:  Methodological Aspects: focuses on the technical aspects of promoting wellness such as building relationships, implementing evidence-based strategies, and providing education.

2.1: Utilize appropriate techniques, such as strengths-based, humanistic, and cognitive-behavioral, to encourage active client participation in their wellness journey.

2.2:  Adopt person-centered communication practices with clients, recognizing the influence of personal and cultural values and beliefs in the communicative process and taking into consideration factors such as age, socioeconomic status, spiritual beliefs, and health literacy.

2.3:  Provide evidence-based information appropriate to developmental level, health literacy level, learning needs, learning readiness, and cultural values and beliefs to educate clients and the public about health promotion and wellness

2.4: Prescribe and implement health programs for healthy, special populations.

Domain III:  Professional Aspects: focuses on standards that maintain professionalism within the wellness profession.

3.1: Practice in accordance with the limits of scope of practice and code of conduct

3.2: Demonstrate commitment to self-care by modeling healthy lifestyle practices in multiple dimensions of wellness

Domain IV:  PROJECT MANAGEMENT Aspects: focuses on logistics such as designing programs, marketing, evaluation, and other components needed to complete and deliver a wellness program.

4.1 Develop and execute a marketing plan to promote programs, services or facilities. 

4.2 Demonstrate leadership and interpersonal skills

4.3:  Utilize participatory and strengths-based processes to design programs.

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