Curriculum & Courses

Prefix Number Course Credit
Hours

Wellness Core Courses

 
PED 170 First Aid/CPR/AED for Work, School, & Community 1
PED 272 Treatment of Athletic Injuries 2
WEL 207 Principles of Nutrition 3
WEL 212 Stress Management 2
WEL 221 Personal and Community Health 3
WEL 310 Health and Promotion Education 3
WEL 320 Nutrition for Sport and Fitness 3
WEL 350 Concepts of Exercise Physiology 4
WEL 360 Fitness Measurement and Exercise Prescription 4
WEL 380 Wellness Program Development and Administration 4
WEL 390 Kinesiology 3
WEL 405 Fitness Program Administration 4
WEL 410 Experiential Wellness 3
WEL 420 Wellness Programming with Special Populations 3
WEL 430 Senior Seminar 2
WEL 495 Internship 4
Students will choose one of these three:
PSY 265 Health Psychology 3
PSY 232 Close Relationships 3
WEL 250 Substance Abuse 3
BIO 155 Basic Human Anatomy and Physiology 4
PSY 144 Human Growth and Development 3
BUS 310 Principles of Management 4
CHM 121/131 Chemistry in Society/General Chemistry I 3/4

Students taking the pre-professional track should take CHM 131.

       

Fitness Management Track Courses

 
BUS   Elective  
Students will choose three of these four courses:
BUS 101 Principles of Accounting 4
BUS 313 Marketing Management 4
BUS 344 Consumer Behavior 3
BUS 412 Human Resources Management 4
       

Pre-Professional Track Courses

 
BIO 120 General Biology 4
MTH 103+ Any MTH class 103 or higher 4
BIO 350 Comparative Chordate Anatomy 4
BIO 352 Vertebrate Physiology 4
CHM 131 General Chemistry I 4
       

Children's Wellness Track Courses

 
EDU 460 Behavior Management for Elementary 2
SPED 220 Exceptional Learners 3
PED 343 Methods of Teaching Physical Education in Elem. Schools 3
PED 345 Methods of Teaching Physical Education in Sec. Schools 3
PED 310 Adaptive Physical Education 2
       

Strength and Conditioning Track Courses

 
PED 251 Theory, Psychology, and Ethics of Coaching 2
Students will choose two of the following courses:
SMT 400 Sport Facilities 3
SMT 410 Sport Administration 3
SMT 430 Sport Legal Liability and Risk Management 3
WEL 202 Theory and Strength Conditioning 2
WEL 205 Practicum I: Strength and Conditioning 1
WEL 206 Practicum II: Strength and Conditioning 1
WEL 401 Strength and Conditioning I 4
WEL 402 Strength and Conditioning II 3
       

Health Promotion Minor Courses

 
WEL 101 Concepts of Wellness 1
WEL 207 Principles of Nutrition 3
WEL 212 Stress Management 2
WEL 221 Personal and Community Health 3
WEL 310 Health and Promotion Education 3
PED 170 First Aid/CPR/AED for Work, School, and Community 1
Students will choose one of the following three courses:
PSY 265 Health Psychology 3
PSY 232 Close Relationships 3
WEL 250 Substance Abuse 3
Students will choose two of the following courses:
WEL 250 Substance Abuse 3
WEL 320 Nutrition for Sport and Fitness 3
WEL 350 Concepts of Exercise Physiology 4
WEL 360 Fitness Measurement and Exercise Prescription 4
WEL 380 Wellness Program Development and Administration 4
WEL 390 Kinesiology 3
WEL 405 Fitness Program Administration 4
WEL 410 Experiential Wellness 3
WEL 420 Wellness Programming with Special Populations 3

BIO 155 may need to be taken as a prerequisite for some wellness courses.

       

Exercise Science Minor Courses

 
WEL 101 Concepts of Wellness 1
WEL 207 Principles of Nutrition 3
WEL 350 Concepts of Exercise Physiology 4
WEL 360 Fitness Management and Exercise Prescription 4
WEL 390 Kinesiology 3
PED 170 First Aid/CPR/AED for Work, School, and Community 1
BIO 155 Basic Human Anatomy and Physiology 4
Students will choose one of the following courses:
WEL 212 Stress Management 2
WEL 221 Personal and Community Health 3
WEL 250 Substance Abuse 3
WEL 310 Health Promotion and Education 3
WEL 320 Nutrition for Sport and Fitness 3
WEL 380 Wellness Program Development and Administration 4
WEL 405 Fitness Program Administration 4
WEL 410 Experiential Wellness 3
WEL 420 Wellness Programming with Special Populations 3

Suggested Curriculum

Fitness Management Track

   

Semester I

English 101/106, (3 cr.)
Critical Inquiry 111, (3 cr.)
Biology 105, (4 cr.)
History Elective, (3 cr.)
Wellness 101, (1 cr.)
First Aid 170, (1 cr.)
Total of 15

Semester II

English 102/107, (3 cr.)
Anat. and Phys. 155, (4 cr.)
Religion 103, (3 cr.)
Chemistry 121, (3 cr.)
Health 221, (3 cr.)
Phy. Ed. Elective, (.5 cr.)
Total of 16.5

Semester III

Treat. Ath. Injuries 272, (2 cr.)
Business Elective, (3 cr.)
Artistic Expression 120, (3 cr.)
Stress Management 212, (2 cr.)
Math 101 (or higher), (4 cr.)
Psychology 111, (3 cr.)
Total of 17

Semester IV

Kinesiology 390, (3 cr.)
Health Promotion 310, (3 cr.)
Nutrition 207, (3 cr.)
Principles of Management 310, (4 cr.)
Religion 205, (3 cr.)
Phy. Ed. Elect., (.5 cr.)
Total of 16.5

Semester V

Nutrition for Fitness 320, (3 cr.)
Marketing 313, (4 cr.)
Exercise Physiology 350, (4 cr.)
Fitness Measurement 360, (4 cr.)
Total of 15

Semester VI

Fitness Program Admin. 405, (4 cr.)
Wellness Program Development 380, (4 cr.)
Elective, (4 cr.)
Cons. Behav. 344 or Human Res. Mgt. 412, (3-4 cr.)
Total of 16-17

Semester VII

Experiential Wellness 410, (3 cr.)
Health Psych. 265 or Close Relation. 232 or Subs. Abuse 250, (3 cr.)
Elective, (3 cr.)
Human Growth 144, (3 cr.)
Accounting 101, (4 cr.)
Total of 16

Semester VIII

Religion 300+ Elective, (4 cr.)
Special Pop. 420, (3 cr.)
Senior Seminar 430, (2 cr.)
Internship 495, (4 cr.)
Total of 13

Pre-Professional Track

   

Semester I

English 101/106, (3 cr.)
Biology 120, (4 cr.)
Chemistry 131, (4 cr.)
Human Growth 144, (3 cr.)
Wellness 101, (1 cr.)
First Aid 170, (1 cr.)
Phy. Ed. Elective, (.5 cr)
Total of 16.5

Semester II

English 102/107, (3 cr.)
Biology 220, (4 cr.)
Chemistry 132, (4 cr.)
Critical Inquiry 111, (3 cr.)
Health 221, (3 cr.)
Phy. Ed. Elective, (.5 cr.)
Total of 17.5

Semester III

Comp. Anatomy 350, (4 cr.)
College Alg. and Trig 103 or Calc. 203, (4-5 cr.)
Religion 103, (3 cr.)
Artistic Expression 120, (3 cr.)
Stress Management 212, (2 cr.)
Total of 16-17

Semester IV

Vertebrate Phys. 352, (4 cr.)
Health Promotion 310, (3 cr.)
Nutrition 207, (3 cr.)
Principles of Management 310, (4 cr.)
Kinesiology 390, (3 cr.)
Phy. Ed. Elective, (.5 cr.)
Total of 17.5

Semester V

Math 201, (4 cr.)
Elective, (3 cr.)
Exercise Physiology 350, (4 cr.)
Fitness Measurement 360, (4 cr.)
Treatment Athletic Injuries 272, (2 cr.)
Total of 17

Semester VI

Fitness Program Admin. 405, (4 cr.)
Wellness Program Development 380, (4 cr.)
Psychology 111, (3 cr.)
History Elective, (4 cr.)
Religion 205, (3 cr.)
Total of 17

Semester VII

Experiential Wellness 410, (3 cr.)
Health Psych. 265 or Close Relation. 232 or Subs. Abuse 250, (3 cr.)
Nutrition for Fitness 320, (3 cr.)
Internship 495, (4 cr.)
Physics 221, (4 cr.)
Phy. Ed. Elective, (.5 cr)
Total of 17.5

Semester VIII

Religion (upper division), (4 cr.)
Special Pop. 420, (3 cr.)
Senior Seminar 430, (2 cr.)
Physics 222, (4 cr.)
Elective, (3 cr.)
Total of 16

Children's Wellness Track

   

Semester I

English 101/106, (3 cr.)
Critical Inquiry 111, (3 cr.)
Biology 105, (4 cr.)
Psychology 111, (3 cr.)
Wellness 101, (1 cr.)
First Aid 170, (1 cr.)
Total of 15

Semester II

English 102/107, (3 cr.)
Anat. and Phys. 155, (4 cr.)
Religion 103, (3 cr.)
Chemistry 121, (3 cr.)
Health 221, (3 cr.)
Phy. Ed. Elective, (.5 cr.)
Total of 16.5

Semester III

Treat. Ath. Injuries 272, (2 cr.)
Human Growth 144, (3 cr.)
Stress Mgt. 212, (2 cr.)
Artistic Expression 120, (3 cr.)
Math 101 (or higher), (4 cr.)
Elective, (4 cr.)
Total of 17

Semester IV

Kinesiology 390, (3 cr.)
Health Promotion 310, (3 cr.)
Nutrition 207, (3 cr.)
Principles of Management 310, (4 cr.)
Religion 205, (3 cr.)
Phy. Ed. Elect., (.5 cr.)
Total of 16.5

Semester V

Nutrition for Fitness 320, (3 cr.)
History Elective, (3 cr.)
Exercise Physiology 350, (4 cr.)
Fitness Measurement 360, (4 cr.)
Behavior Management 460, (2 cr.)
Total of 16

Semester VI

Fitness Program Admin. 405, (4 cr.)
Wellness Program Development 380, (4 cr.)
Exceptional Learners 220, (3 cr.)
Methods of K-6 343, (3 cr.)
Adaptive Phy. Ed. 310, (2)
Total of 16

Semester VII

Experiential Wellness 410, (3 cr.)
Health Psych. 265 or Close Relation. 232 or Subs. Abuse 250, (3 cr.)
Electives, (7 cr.)
Phy. Ed. Electives, (1 cr.)
Methods for 7-12 345, (3 cr.)
Total of 17

Semester VIII

Religion 300+ Elective, (4 cr.)
Special Pop. 420, (3 cr.)
Senior Seminar 430, (2 cr.)
Internship 495, (4 cr.)
Total of 13

Exploratory Track

   

Semester I

English 101/106, (3 cr.)
Critical Inquiry 111, (3 cr.)
Biology 105, (4 cr.)
History Elective, (3 cr.)
Wellness 101, (1 cr.)
First Aid 170, (1 cr.)
Total of 15

Semester II

English 102/107, (3 cr.)
Anat. and Phys. 155, (4 cr.)
Religion 103, (3 cr.)
Chemistry 121, (3 cr.)
Health 221, (3 cr.)
Phy. Ed. Elective, (.5 cr.)
Total of 16.5

Semester III

Treat. Ath. Injuries 272, (2 cr.)
Stress Mgt. 212, (2 cr.)
Artistic Expression 120, (3 cr.)
Math 101 (or higher), (4 cr.)
Exploratory Elective, (3 cr.)
Psychology 111, (3 cr.)
Total of 17

Semester IV

Kinesiology 390, (3 cr.)
Health Promotion 310, (3 cr.)
Nutrition 207, (3 cr.)
Principles of Management 310, (4 cr.)
Religion 205, (3 cr.)
Phy. Ed. Elect., (.5 cr.)
Total of 16.5

Semester V

Nutrition for Fitness 320, (3 cr.)
Exercise Physiology 350, (4 cr.)
Fitness Measurement 360, (4 cr.)
Exploratory Electives, (4 cr.)
Total of 15

Semester VI

Fitness Program Admin. 405, (4 cr.)
Wellness Program Development 380, (4 cr.)
Exploratory Electives, (7 cr.)
Phy. Ed. Elective, (1 cr.)
Total of 16

Semester VII

Experiential Wellness 410, (3 cr.)
Health Psych. 265 or Close Relation. 232 or Subs. Abuse 250, (3 cr.)
Elective, (3 cr.)
Human Growth 144, (3 cr.)
Exploratory Elective, (4 cr.)
Total of 16

Semester VIII

Religion 300+ Elective, (4 cr.)
Special Pop. 420, (3 cr.)
Senior Seminar 430, (2 cr.)
Internship 495, (4 cr.)
Total of 13

Strength and Conditioning Track

   

Semester I

English 101/106, (3 cr.)
Critical Inquiry 111, (3 cr.)
Biology 105, (4 cr.)
History Elective, (3 cr.)
Wellness 101, (1 cr.)
First Aid 170, (1 cr.)
Total of 15

Semester II

English 102/107, (3 cr.)
Anat. and Phys. 155, (4 cr.)
Religion 103, (3 cr.)
Chemistry 121, (3 cr.)
Health 221, (3 cr.)
Weightlifting 111, (.5 cr.)
Total of 16.5

Semester III

Treat. Ath. Injuries 272, (2 cr.)
Stress Mgt. 212, (2 cr.)
Artistic Expression 120, (3 cr.)
Math 101 (or higher), (4 cr.)
Psychology 111, (3 cr.)
Theory of Strength/Cond. 202, (2 cr.)
Total of 16

Semester IV

Kinesiology 390, (3 cr.)
Health Promotion 310, (3 cr.)
Nutrition 207, (3 cr.)
Principles of Management 310, (4 cr.)
Religion 205, (3 cr.)
Phy. Ed. Elect., (.5 cr.)
Total of 16.5

Semester V

Nutrition for Fitness 320, (3 cr.)
Exercise Physiology 350, (4 cr.)
Fitness Measurement 360, (4 cr.)
Practicum I 205, (1 cr.)
Strength and Cond. I 401, (4 cr.)
Phy. Ed. Elective, (.5 cr.)
Total of 16.5

Semester VI

Fitness Program Admin. 405, (4 cr.)
Wellness Program Development 380, (4 cr.)
Elective, (3 cr.)
Sport Management 400, 410, or 430, (3 cr.)
Strength. Cond. II 402, (3 cr.)
Total of 17

Semester VII

Experiential Wellness 410, (3 cr.)
Health Psych. 265, (3 cr.)
Human Growth 144, (3 cr.)
Sport Management 400, 410, or 430, (3 cr.)
Practicum II 206, (1 cr.)
Theory Coaching 251, (2 cr.)
Phy. Ed. Elective, (.5 cr.)
Total of 15.5

Semester VIII

Religion 300+ Elective, (4 cr.)
Special Pop. 420, (3 cr.)
Senior Seminar 430, (2 cr.)
Internship 495, (4 cr.)
Total of 13

Wellness Course Descriptions

WEL 101 Concepts of Wellness (1 cr.)

Introductory wellness course based on a seven-component model of wellness: physical, emotional, social, intellectual, environmental, occupational, and spiritual well-being. There is an emphasis on self-evaluation, self-improvement, and integration.

WEL 202 Theory of Strength and Conditioning (2 cr.)

This course will examine the advanced study of resistance training and anaerobic conditioning. Specifically, programs studied will have an emphasis on hypertrophy, strength and power. Topics may include bioenergetics, biomechanics, and adaptions to anaerobic training. (Prerequisite: BIO 155)

WEL 205 Practicum I: Strength and Conditioning (1 cr.)

This course is designed for students to observe strength and conditioning principles put into practice by a strength and conditioning specialist. Students will also participate in a discussion group related to applications and concepts in strength and conditioning. (20 practicum hours required) (Prerequisite: WEL 202)

WEL 206 Practicum II: Strength and Conditioning (1 cr.)

This course is designed for students to put principles of strength and conditioning into practice. The student will be expected to practice, demonstrate, refine and apply competencies gained in Practicum I. Discussions related to applications and concepts in strength and conditioning will be emphasized. (20 practicum hours required) (Prerequisite: WEL 205)

WEL/BIO 207 Principles of Nutrition (3 cr.)

Introductory course designed to familiarize students with biochemical processes of digestion, absorption, and metabolism, as well as the contributions of various nutrients to the health of individuals at various ages; appropriate for pre-health professionals.

WEL 212 Stress Management (2 cr.)

This course is designed to introduce students to the causes, effects, and potential solutions to stress and stress-related problems. In addition to class discussion, stress management activities will be incorporated into each class period including: deep breathing, progressive muscular relaxation, massage, visualization, guided imagery, meditation, yoga, NIA, Tai Chi, self-hypnosis, autogenics, and pet therapy.

WEL/PED 221 Personal and Community Health (3 cr.)

A course which presents principles and practices of personal health and seeks to develop attitudes and habits necessary for healthful living.

WEL 250 Substance Abuse: A Holistic Approach to Prevention and Intervention (3 cr.)

This course provides an introduction to the topic of substance abuse prevention and intervention. The focus is on looking at substance abuse from a holistic perspective (social, psychological, and physical). Special emphasis will be placed on the role that the student can play in the prevention of substance abuse through community education and treatment of substance abuse through teaching healthy living skills.

WEL 310 Health Promotion and Education (3 cr.)

Students will learn how to research, access, and create health education materials; various aspects of marketing and motivational techniques will be studied in the context of a variety of wellness settings. (Course fee $50)

WEL 320 Nutrition for Sport and Fitness (3 cr.)

An advanced look at nutrition as it relates to the special needs of athletes and fitness participants. Includes exploration of current issues including weight loss, weight gain, current diet trends, performance enhancement, ergogenic aids, sport-specific eating plans, and botanical medicine. (Prerequisite: WEL/BIO 207)

WEL 350 Concepts of Exercise Physiology (4 cr.)

A look at advanced physiological concepts as they relate to exercise; topics will include, but are not limited to, energy, metabolism, oxygen consumption, adaptation to exercise, response to exercise, and exercise prescription. (Prerequisites: BIO 155 and WEL 390)

WEL 360 Fitness Measurement and Exercise Prescription (4 cr.)

Students will learn how to administer basic fitness tests including body composition, sub-maximal exercise tests, anaerobic power tests, flexibility, and manual muscle testing. (Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in WEL 350, BIO 155, WEL 390)

WEL 380 Wellness Program Development and Administration (4 cr.)

Team-based approach to developing actual wellness programs in a variety of settings, including college campuses, local businesses, hospitals, and community health centers. (Course fee $20) (Prerequisite: WEL 310)

WEL 390 Kinesiology (3 cr.)

The study of human movement in the context of exercise; will include basic anatomy, biomechanics, and spatial analysis. (Prerequisite: BIO 155)

WEL 401 Strength and Conditioning I (4 cr.)

Exercise Technique and Testing for Resistance Training and Conditioning: This course examines the concepts and applications of the scientific principles of strength and conditioning as it applies to exercise technique, testing and evaluation for resistance training and anaerobic conditioning. Various anaerobic exercises such as olympic lifts, plyometrics, speed, agility, and quickness drills will be incorporated. Concepts and applications will be based upon the highly physically active and athletic team(s). (Prerequisites: PED 111, WEL 202 and 390)

WEL 402 Strength and Conditioning II (3 cr.)

Program Design in Strength and Conditioning: Advanced knowledge in resistance training program design and implementation emphasizing the physiological and biomechanical aspects of resistance training. This course will focus primarily on the application of scientific methods involved in prescribing exercise/conditioning programs for various athletic populations. This course will incorporate the concepts of periodization, energy production, nutrition, and body composition to assist students in the design of a scientifically based exercise prescription and program design. (Prerequisite: WEL 401)

WEL 405 Fitness Program Administration (4 cr.)

Development of specific fitness programs for real-life clients with a variety of goals including general health improvement,
disease prevention, weight loss, weight gain, and sports participation. Includes aerobic and resistance training, as well as stress management. (Prerequisites: WEL 350, 360, 390 and BIO 155)

WEL 410 Experiential Wellness (3 cr.)

Students will experience the seven components of wellness on multiple levels with two major goals: 1) explore their own personal wellness, and 2) create a community wellness program to be presented in several community settings. (Must be taken senior year)

WEL 420 Wellness Programming with Special Populations (3 cr.)

A variety of wellness programming topics will be presented in the context of special populations including: children, older adults, persons with disabilities, minority groups, sexual minorities, and those diagnosed with diseases such as heart disease, asthma, diabetes. (Must be taken in senior year)

WEL 430 Senior Seminar (2 cr.)

Application of practical wellness information to a variety of populations. Students will utilize many different types of resources to present and discuss current and controversial wellness topics and wellness career options and opportunities. (Must be taken in final semester)

WEL 495 Internship (4 cr.)

Students will participate in at least one internship experience in which they will perform voluntary or paid wellness services in the setting of their choice (college campus, corporate wellness, community service agency, hospital, fitness center, etc.)