2019–2020 Walden University Catalog (March 2020) 
    
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2019–2020 Walden University Catalog (March 2020) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Promotion and Wellness - BS in Health Studies (Competency Based)


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Rooted in the findings of the Healthy People 2020 study, the Health Promotion and Wellness concentration prepares students to educate individuals and communities on issues of health. Exploring the areas of nutrition, exercise, stress management, and mental health, coursework in this concentration examines how fundamental wellness principles affect overall health. The curriculum focuses on recent topics and trends of concern to professionals in the field today and helps students build knowledge that can be applied to careers across a wide range of industries.

Specialization Competencies (25 cr.)


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    • WE4001 The Dimensions of Health: An Overview
      Identify how the dimensions of health relate to personal health and wellness.
    • WE4002 Dimensions of Health: Physical and Environmental
      Analyze the environmental and physical dimensions of health as they apply to personal health and wellness.
    • WE4003 Dimensions of Health: Financial and Occupational
      Analyze the financial and occupational dimensions of health as they apply to personal health and wellness.
    • WE4004 Dimensions of Health: Emotional and Spiritual
      Analyze the emotional and spiritual dimensions of health as they apply to personal health and wellness.
    • WE4005 Dimensions of Health: Social and Intellectual
      Analyze the social and intellectual dimensions of health as they apply to personal health and wellness.
    • WE4006 Behavior Change Plan
      Develop a behavior change plan to improve your own personal health and wellness.
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    • NU4001 Nutrition Guidelines
      Evaluate the U.S. government’s evidence-based nutrition guidelines.
    • NU4002 Understanding Food Labels
      Interpret food labels in order to improve personal nutrition for one’s self and others.
    • NU4003 Nutrition Facts and Myths
      Distinguish between nutrition facts and myths in order to interpret misinformation that is commonly available.
    • NU4004 Nutrition Across the Lifespan
      Analyze nutritional needs during various stages of lifespan development.
    • NU4005 Nutrition Advocacy
      Advocate for people with nutrition-related health conditions or disorders, educating for disease prevention.
    • NU4006 Improving Personal Nutrition
      Recommend personal nutrition improvements based on diet analyses.
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    • FW4001 Personal Risk and Baseline Assessment
      Assess personal risk and baseline assessment.
    • FW4002 Cardiorespiratory Health
      Apply the F.I.T.T. principle to improve cardiorespiratory health.
    • FW4003 Musculoskeletal Health
      Apply the F.I.T.T. principle to improve musculoskeletal health.
    • FW4004 Body Composition, Nutrition, and Weight Control
      Analyze the relationship between nutrition, body composition, and personal perceptions about weight.
    • FW4005 Impact of Environment on Injury Prevention
      Analyze the impact of environmental factors on injury prevention strategies.
    • FW4006 Lifetime Fitness and Wellness
      Analyze the impact of environmental factors on injury prevention strategies.
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    • SM4001 Assessing Stress Level
      Assess personal stress level.
    • SM4002 Theories of Stress
      Analyze theories of stress.
    • SM4003 Sociology of Stress
      Analyze the sociological stressors that affect populations.
    • SM4004 Stress and Disease
      Apply theoretical models of stress and disease to explain and manage disease.
    • SM4005 Stress Management Techniques
      Evaluate stress management techniques.
    • SM4006 Group Stress Management Programs
      Develop group stress management programs for targeted populations in a community setting.
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    • PU4001 Introduction to Public Health Education
      Identify key historical events and trends in the health education profession.
    • PU4002 Philisophocal Foundations
      Analyze the role of professional organizations in public health advocacy.
    • PU4003 Ethics in Professional Practice
      Apply certification standards to a professional development plan.
    • PU4004 Professional Development Plans
      Apply the Health Education Code of Ethics.
    • PU4005 Communicating to Diverse Populations
      Apply communication strategies for public health education.