About the Program

The major prepares students with the knowledge and skills needed to assume roles as health and wellness professionals in a variety of settings, such as: not-for-profit community health agencies; college health promotion; government public health agencies; corporate or worksite wellness; private business or personal training consultant; and health care organizations. Students are eligible to become Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES).

About the Health, Nutrition, and Dietetics Department

334 Caudell Hall
1300 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878-5913
Fax: (716) 878-5834
https://hnd.buffalostate.edu/

Admission Requirements

Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.

Program Requirements

Intellectual Foundations Requirements
33-39 credit hours 33-39

Health and Wellness Major Requirements (51 credit hours)
Required Courses (39 credit hours)
BIO 100 PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY 3
or BIO 111 FOUNDATIONS OF BIOLOGY
BIO 308 SURVEY OF HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY 3
HEW 200 FITNESS FOR LIVING 2
HEW 204 PERSONAL HEALTH 3
HEW 225 INTRODUCTION TO DISEASE PREVENTION 3
HEW 305 COMMUNITY HEALTH/WELLNESS 3
HEW 312 METHODS AND MATERIALS IN HEALTH AND WELLNESS 3
HEW 320 PSYCHOACTIVE DRUGS AND HEALTH 3
or HEW 425 ALCOHOL PROBLEMS
HEW 326 INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH DATA VISUALIZATION AND ANALYTICS 3
or HEW 350 INTRODUCTION TO EPIDEMIOLOGY
HEW 401 ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION IN HEALTH WELLNESS 3
HEW 411 CRITICAL ISSUES IN HEALTH AND WELLNESS 3
HEW 412 COMMUNITY HEALTH PROMOTION PROGRAMS 3
or HEW 488 INTERNSHIP
HEW 430 DIMENSIONS OF HUMAN SEXUALITY 3
NFS 102 INTRODUCTORY NUTRITION 3

Electives (12 credit hours)
Select from the following: 12
HEW 304 EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY I
HEW 306 EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY II
HEW 308 WOMEN'S HEALTH ISSUES
HEW 310 HEALTH STANDARDS AND EMERGENCY CARE
HEW 320 PSYCHOACTIVE DRUGS AND HEALTH (*)
HEW 322 PRINCIPLES OF HEALTH PROMOTION SCIENCES (*)
HEW 326 INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH DATA VISUALIZATION AND ANALYTICS
HEW 345 WELLNESS, FITNESS, AND AGING
HEW 350 INTRODUCTION TO EPIDEMIOLOGY (*)
HEW 412 COMMUNITY HEALTH PROMOTION PROGRAMS (*)
HEW 425 ALCOHOL PROBLEMS (*)
HEW 426 APPLIED DATA ANALYSIS FOR HEALTH PROMOTION SCIENCES
HEW 488 INTERNSHIP (*) (3-12)
MAT 311 INTRODUCTORY PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS
PSY 355 LIFESPAN DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
PSY 376 HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY
SOC 100 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY

All College Electives
39-45 credit hours 39-45

Total Credit Hours 120