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 Public Health (Competency Based)

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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.

Specialization Competencies (25 cr.)

    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • CW4001 Key Characteristics of Health Communications
      Analyze the components and processes of health communication.
    • CW4002 Resource Evaluation
      Evaluate credible sources.
    • CW4003 Health Behavior Theories
      Apply health behavior theories and models to develop effective communications.
    • CW4004 Designing Health Communications
      Design targeted health communications for diverse and low literacy populations.
    • CW4005 Emerging Technology
      Recommend technology-based strategies to communicate to diverse populations.
    • CW4006 Social Marketing Plan
      Develop social marketing plans.