Lander University’s new Bachelor of Science in Health Promotion and Wellness is designed to prepare a workforce to help individuals, families, and communities maintain personal health. 

** Pending SACSCOC Approval

Amir Bhochhibhoya teaching nursing classLander University’s William Preston Turner School of Nursing will begin teaching courses in the new Bachelor of Science Health Promotion and Wellness major starting fall 2020. Health promotion and wellness professionals emphasize improvements in diet, activity, behavior, and attitude to promote wellness and prevent illness.

 

Why should I consider HPW?

Amid the Corona Virus Pandemic, staying healthy and preventing disease is weighing heavy on the minds of many Americans. This high-demand, market-driven degree is designed to prepare a workforce to help individuals, families, and communities maintain personal health. Graduates will be qualified to sit for the Certified Health Education Specialist Exam. After completing a bachelor’s degree in health promotion and wellness, students may pursue a graduate degree in public health.

 

What courses will I need to take?

A bachelor’s degree in health promotion and wellness includes courses in statistics, anatomy, physiology, health education, and program planning, implementation, and evaluation.  Students also pursue coursework in public health topics such as social determinants of health, community health, epidemiology, health promotion, and disease prevention.

 

What is the career outlook for individuals Bachelor of Science degree in HPW?

A bachelor’s degree in health promotion and wellness prepares graduates for a position as a health educator. Health educators work in hospitals, public health agencies, nonprofit organizations, or businesses.  The 16% growth rate for jobs such as Health Educators/Community Health Workers is higher than the average job market (7%)*. The median pay for Health Educators and Community Health Workers is $46,080 ($ 22.15 per hour), according to the U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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For More Information

For more information about the Health Promotion and Wellness program contact Dr. Amir Bhochhibhoya at abhochhibhoya@lander.edu

 

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Note: The information below provides convenient links to some of the courses required for this degree; however, it should not be used as a course registration guide. Please refer to the official Lander University Academic Catalog for the most accurate and up-to-date program requirements.

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS1  CREDIT HOURS

 

Humanities and Fine Arts

6

 

Behavioral and Social Perspectives 6
CHEM 105  Essentials of Inorganic, Organic, and Biochemistry
OR CHEM 111 General Chemistry
4

MATH 211

Introduction to Statistical Methods II 3
ENGL 101 Writing and Inquiry I 3
ENGL 102 Writing and Inquiry II 3

MATH 121

Mathematics for Business, Life Science, and the Social Sciences
OR MATH 123 Calculus and ITS Applications
OR MATH 141 Single Variable Calculus
3
  LINK 101 1
FALS 101 (15 FALS-approved events) 0

HIST 111

United States History to 1877
OR POLS 101: American National Government

3
  Approved General Education Electives2

3

Total General Education Requirements 35

For approved courses see the General Education section
2 Students are required to take at least one Global Issues and Cultures course prior to graduation

 

MAJOR PROGRAM CORE REQUIREMENTS CREDIT HOURS
BIOL 202 Human Anatomy 4
BIOL 203 Human Physiology 4
BIOL 204 Microbiology 4
HPW 165 Introduction of Health Promotion 2
HPW 240 Health Education 3
HPW 291 Innovations in Health Promotion and Wellness Practice 3
HPW 303 Scholarship and Evidence-Based Practice 3
HPW 325 Social Determinants of Health 3
HPW 417 Community Health 5
HPW 425 Health Promotion Program Planning 3

HPW 435

Health Promotion Measurement and Evaluation 3
HPW 499 Professional Development 3

 

MAJOR PROGRAM ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS  CREDIT HOURS
HPW 233 Pharmacology Basics for Health Educators 3
HPW 235 Lifespan Wellness 3
HPW 236 Nutrition 3
HPW 242 Health and Wellness Assessment 4
HPW 345 Health Promotion and Disease Prevention 3
HPW 346 Wellness and Aging 5
HPW 393 Mental Health and Substance Abuse 3
HPW 415 Epidemiology and Biostatistics 3

 

MAJOR PROGRAM ELECTIVES  CREDIT HOURS
NURS 310

Current Perspectives in World Health​
OR NURS 372 Healthcare Genomics

3
     
Total Major Program Requirements 67
Additional Electives   15
TOTAL FOR BS DEGREE   120
  • Coursework must include at least 30 hours earned in 300 or above level courses, of which 12 hours must be in the major.