2018–2019 Walden University Catalog (September 2018) 
    
    May 24, 2019  
2018–2019 Walden University Catalog (September 2018) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Promotion and Wellness - BS in Public Health


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The concentration in Health Promotion and Wellness prepares students to help raise health literacy among individuals and populations. Coursework, which is rooted in the findings of the Healthy People 2020 project, examines how factors such as nutrition, exercise, stress management, and mental health affect wellness and overall health. Students learn fundamental wellness principles and explore best practices for the design and development of effective health promotion strategies. By analyzing current issues and research in health and wellness, students build a body of knowledge that they can apply to a broad spectrum of health careers.

Degree Requirements


  • 181 total quarter credit hours
  • General education  courses (46 cr.)
  • Core courses (80 cr.)
  • Concentration courses (25 cr.)
  • Elective courses (25 cr.)
  • Capstone course (5 cr.)

Concentration Curriculum


Elective Courses (25 cr.)


Choose five courses from general education , BS in Public Health, or other Walden bachelor’s degree programs. Elective credits should total 25 to meet the program requirements. Students may also be eligible to transfer previous credit to meet their elective requirements.

Note on Minors: Electives can also be used to complete a six-course minor. Although this program requires fewer than six elective courses, students have the option to complete a minor and graduate with more than the required number of credits for this program.

Note on Certification


The Health Promotion and Wellness concentration in the BS in Public Health program has been designed to reflect the Seven Areas of Responsibility for Health Educators outlined by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC) to prepare students to sit for the national Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam. Walden enrollment advisors can provide information relating to national certification exams; however, it remains the individual’s responsibility to understand, evaluate, and comply with all requirements relating to national certification exams for the state in which he or she resides. Additionally, prospective students are advised if they choose to relocate to carefully review, evaluate, and understand the requirements of the applicable licensure board in the state in which they intend to relocate.  Walden makes no representations or guarantee that completion of Walden coursework or programs will permit an individual to obtain national certification. For more information about the CHES exam, students should visit www.nchec.org.