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Health and Wellness, B.S.

About the Program

The health and wellness program prepares undergraduate students to assume roles as health/wellness professionals in private business and industry, community organizations, and healthcare environments. Students will be able to administer effective health/wellness programs in organizations that advance preventive medicine and positive lifestyle habits. Students also may participate in the Health and Wellness Student Association; which educates students through lectures, guest speakers, attending conferences, and field trips on ways to achieve a healthier lifestyle.

About the Health, Nutrition, and Dietetics Department

238 Buckham Hall
1300 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878-5913
Fax: (716) 878-5834

Admission Requirements

Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.

Program Requirements

Intellectual Foundations Requirements 33–39 cr

Total Required Credit Hours in Health and Wellness 42 cr

A. Required Courses (33 cr)
HEW 204 Personal Health
HEW 225 Introduction to Disease Prevention
HEW 279 Physical Adaptation to Exercise 1
HEW 302 Exercise Principles and Techniques
HEW 305 Community Health and Wellness
HEW 307 Exercise, Fitness, and Nutrition
HEW 310 Health Standards and Emergency Care 1
HEW 312 Methods and Materials in Health and Wellness
HEW 401 Assessment and Evaluation in Health and Wellness
HEW 411 Critical Issues in Health and Wellness
HEW 412 Health and Wellness Programs

1 BIO 100 is a prerequisite for HEW 279 and HEW 310.

B. Electives (9 cr)
HPR 301 Kinesiology
HEW 308 Women's Health Issues
HEW 320 Psychoactive Drugs and Health
HEW 345 Wellness, Fitness, and Aging
HEW 425 Alcohol Problems
HEW 488 Internship (6 cr or 9 cr)

All College Electives 39-45 cr

Total Required Credit Hours 120 cr

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