Nutrition & Health Sciences: Community Health and Wellness Option

Program Description
The community health and wellness option is designed for those students interested in health education and health promotion. Graduates are prepared to promote healthy lifestyles and enhance the quality of life for individuals and communities while working in a variety of settings to include worksite and health promotion programs, schools, public health agencies, nonprofit health organizations, and voluntary health agencies (American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, etc.). This option is also appropriate for students interested in pursuing graduate programs in such areas as public health, health policy, and other related areas. Upon completion of the option, students will be eligible to sit for the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam.

Snapshot of the Coursework:
-Healthy Living
-Human Nutrition and Metabolism
-Addressing Health Disparities through Health Literacy
-Health Information: Science, Media, and the Consumer
-Social Marketing in Health Communication
-Nutrition Education in the Community
-Planning and Implementation of Health Promotion Program
-Principles of Epidemiology for Nutrition and Public Health
-Health Psychology
-Health, Medicine, and Society
-Introduction to Microbiology and Human Health
-Human Physiology
-General Chemistry II
-Fundamentals of Biology I

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