A concentration in Health Promotion provides academic content and experience in promoting positive health behaviors such as physical activity, weight management, stress management, identification of risk factors associated with chronic disease and exercise prescription. The curriculum focuses on exercise science, behavior change, health promotion program development, business administration, and practical field experiences. This concentration prepares students for careers in a wide variety of allied health fields.  Graduates of this concentration have pursued careers working in clinical rehabilitative settings, corporate health and wellness programs, fitness facilities, non-profit organizations and other health/wellness areas. 

Effective Fall 2018

Freshman
AUCCCredits
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)1A3
FSHN 150Survey of Human Nutrition 3
HES 145Health and Wellness 3
MATH 1181College Algebra in Context II (GT-MA1)1B1
MATH 1241Logarithmic and Exponential Functions (GT-MA1)1B1
MATH 1251Numerical Trigonometry (GT-MA1)1B1
PSY 100General Psychology (GT-SS3)3C3
Biology - Select one group from the following: 4
Group A:  
Attributes of Living Systems (GT-SC1)3A 
Group B:  
Principles of Animal Biology (GT-SC2)3A 
Animal Biology Laboratory (GT-SC1)3A 
Chemistry - Select one group from the following:2 5
Group A  
Fundamentals of Chemistry (GT-SC2)3A 
Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory (GT-SC1)3A 
Group B  
General Chemistry I (GT-SC2)3A 
General Chemistry Lab I (GT-SC1)3A 
Arts and Humanities3B6
 Total Credits 30
Sophomore
 
BMS 300Principles of Human Physiology 4
ECON 202Principles of Microeconomics (GT-SS1)3C3
HES 207Anatomical Kinesiology 3
HES 3033Biomechanics and Neurophysiology 3
SPCM 200Public Speaking 3
Statistics - Choose one course from the following: 3
General Statistics  
Introduction to Statistical Methods  
Introduction to Biostatistics  
Global and Cultural Awareness3E3
Historical Perspectives3D3
Electives 6
 Total Credits 31
Junior
 
CO 301BWriting in the Disciplines: Sciences (GT-CO3)23
HES 232Techniques of Teaching Group Exercise 1
HES 340Exercise Prescription 3
HES 354Theory of Health Behavior 3
HES 355Integration of Health Behaviors 3
HES 386Practicum–Adult Fitness 2
HES 403Physiology of Exercise4B4
MKT 305Fundamentals of Marketing 3
MKT 320Integrated Marketing Communications 3
Health Promotion Guided Electives: Select a minimum of 6 credits from the guided electives list below. 6
 Total Credits 31
Senior
 
HES 345Population Health and Disease Prevention 3
HES 434Physical Activity Throughout the Lifespan 3
HES 455Health Promotion Programming4A,4C3
HES 486Practicum–Wellness Program Management 3
HES 487Internship 12
Electives4 4
 Total Credits 28
 Program Total Credits: 120

Health Promotion Guided Electives List

Code Title AUCC Credits
ACT 205 Fundamentals of Accounting 3
ANTH 340 Medical Anthropology 3
or ANTH 379 Evolutionary Medicine and Human Health
BMS 301 Human Gross Anatomy 5
BMS 420 Cardiopulmonary Physiology 3
BUS 205 Legal and Ethical Issues in Business 3
or BUS 220 Ethics in Contemporary Organizations (GT-AH3)
CHEM 320 Chemistry of Addictions 3
ECON 325 Health Economics 3
HDFS 101 Individual and Family Development (GT-SS3) 3C 3
or HDFS 201 Perspectives in Gerontology
HES*** Upper-division course(s) not required elsewhere 3-6
PSY 252 Mind, Brain, and Behavior 3
PSY 260 Child Psychology 3
PSY 300 Positive Psychology 3
PSY 315 Social Psychology 3
PSY 320 Abnormal Psychology 3

Cardiac Care Internship Requirements

Students enrolling in internships in cardiac care must take HES 420 prior to the internship. Students may use elective credits in the sophomore, junior, or senior year to do so. A minimum grade of B (3.000) is required in HES 420 prior to internship placement. 

HES 420Electrocardiography and Exercise Management3
It is recommended, but not required, that students enrolling in cardiac care internships take the following courses using elective credit:
BMS 420Cardiopulmonary Physiology3
BMS 450Pharmacology3
Freshman
Semester 1CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2) X1A3
HES 145Health and Wellness X 3
MATH 118College Algebra in Context II (GT-MA1) X1B1
MATH 124Logarithmic and Exponential Functions (GT-MA1) X1B1
Biology - Select one group from the following: X 4
Group A    
Attributes of Living Systems (GT-SC1)  3A 
Group B    
Principles of Animal Biology (GT-SC2)  3A 
Animal Biology Laboratory (GT-SC1)  3A 
Arts and Humanities  3B3
 Total Credits   15
Semester 2CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
FSHN 150Survey of Human Nutrition X 3
MATH 125Numerical Trigonometry (GT-MA1)X 1B1
PSY 100General Psychology (GT-SS3) X3C3
Chemistry - Select one group from the following: X 5
Group A    
Fundamentals of Chemistry (GT-SC2) X3A 
Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory (GT-SC1) X3A 
Group B    
General Chemistry I (GT-SC2) X3A 
General Chemistry Lab I (GT-SC1) X3A 
Arts and Humanities X3B3
AUCC 1B (MATH) and CO 150 must be completed by the end of Semester 2.X   
 Total Credits   15
Sophomore
Semester 3CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
HES 207Anatomical Kinesiology X 3
SPCM 200Public Speaking X 3
Statistics - select one of the following courses: X 3
General Statistics    
Introduction to Statistical Methods    
Introduction to Biostatistics    
Global and Cultural Awareness X3E3
Historical Perspectives X3D3
CHEM 107/CHEM 108 or CHEM 111/CHEM 112 and LIFE 102 or BZ 110/BZ 111 must be completed by the end of Semester 3.X   
 Total Credits   15
Semester 4CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
BMS 300Principles of Human PhysiologyX  4
ECON 202Principles of Microeconomics (GT-SS1)  3C3
HES 303Biomechanics and Neurophysiology X 3
Electives   6
BMS 300, FSHN 150, HES 145, and HES 207 must be completed by the end of semester 4.X   
 Total Credits   16
Junior
Semester 5CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CO 301BWriting in the Disciplines: Sciences (GT-CO3) X23
HES 232Techniques of Teaching Group ExerciseX  1
HES 340Exercise PrescriptionX  3
HES 354Theory of Health Behavior X 3
MKT 305Fundamentals of Marketing X 3
Health Promotion Guided Electives (See course list below) X 3
 Total Credits   16
Semester 6CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
HES 355Integration of Health BehaviorsX  3
HES 386Practicum–Adult Fitness   2
HES 403Physiology of ExerciseX 4B4
MKT 320Integrated Marketing Communications X 3
Health Promotion Guided Elective (see course list below) X 3
 Total Credits   15
Senior
Semester 7CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
HES 345Population Health and Disease PreventionX  3
HES 434Physical Activity Throughout the LifespanX  3
HES 455Health Promotion ProgrammingX 4A,4C3
HES 486Practicum–Wellness Program ManagementX  3
ElectivesX  4
The benchmark courses for the 7th semester are the remaining courses in the entire program of study (except for HES 487). X   
 Total Credits   16
Semester 8CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
HES 487InternshipX  12
The benchmark courses for the 8th semester are the remaining courses in the entire program of study.X   
 Total Credits   12
 Program Total Credits:   120
Health Promotion - Guided Electives
Select a minimum of 6 credits
ACT 205Fundamentals of Accounting3
ANTH 340Medical Anthropology3
or ANTH 379 Evolutionary Medicine and Human Health
BMS 301Human Gross Anatomy5
BMS 420Cardiopulmonary Physiology3
BUS 205Legal and Ethical Issues in Business3
or BUS 220 Ethics in Contemporary Organizations (GT-AH3)
CHEM 320Chemistry of Addictions3
ECON 325Health Economics3
HDFS 101Individual and Family Development (GT-SS3)3
or HDFS 201 Perspectives in Gerontology
HES *** Upper-division course(s) not required elsewhere3-6
PSY 252Mind, Brain, and Behavior3
PSY 260Child Psychology3
PSY 300Positive Psychology3
PSY 315Social Psychology3
PSY 320Abnormal Psychology3