Degree Tracks & Requirements

Core Requirements

ENGLISH 101 & 102 (6)
REL 103 Introduction to Biblical Literature (3)
REL 200+ (Prefer: Contemp. Ethical Issues) (3)
REL 300+ Upper Division Elective (3)
PHL 111 Critical Inquiry (3)
HUM 120 Artistic Expression (3)
HUM 110 FY Seminar (.5)
MATH 101 (or higher)** (4)
BIO 105 Principles/120 General Biology** (4)
History (3)
PSY 111 General Psychology (3)
PSY 144 Human Growth & Dev. (3)
WEL 101 Concepts of Wellness (1)
(2) 0.5 credit PE Activities (1)
Total of 40 Core Credits

** = Students in the Pre-Professional Track will take BIO 120 (not 105), Math 103 or higher (not 101), BIO 350 & 352 (not BIO 155), and CHM 131 (not 121).


Required Supporting Courses

PED 170 First Aid/CPR (1)
SOC 232 Close Relationships OR
SOC/PSY 265 Health Psychology OR
WEL 250 Substance Abuse (3)
PED 272 Treatment of Athletic Injuries (2)

PE Activity - Strength Component
PED111 Weight Training (0.5)
PE Activity - Cardiovascular Component
One of the following:
PED 106 Aerobics
PED 109 Running
PED 113 Lap Swim (0.5)

BIO 155 Basic Human Anatomy & Physiology ** (4)
CHM 121 General Chemistry I** (3)
BUS 310 Principles of Management (4)
Total of 18 supporting credits

** = Students in the Pre-Professional Track will take BIO 120 (not 105), Math 103 or higher (not 101), BIO 350 & 352 (not BIO 155), and CHM 131 (not 121).


Wellness Core Courses

BIO/WEL 207 Principles of Nutrition (3)
PED/WEL 221 Personal/Community Health (3)
PED/WEL 230 Hist. & Principles PE/Fitness (3)
WEL 212 Stress Management (2)
WEL 310 Health Promotion & Education (3)
WEL 320 Nutrition for Sport & Fitness (3)
WEL 350 Exercise Physiology (3)
WEL 360 Fitness Measurement & Exercise Prescription (4)
WEL 380 Wellness Prog. Develop/Admin (4)
WEL 390 Kinesiology (3)
WEL 405 Fitness Program Admin. (4)
WEL 410 Experiential Wellness (3)
WEL 420 Wellness Prog. w/Special Pops. (3)
WEL 430 Senior Seminar (2)
WEL 495 Internship (4)
Total of 47 Wellness Credits


Fitness Management Track

3 of 4 Upper Level Business: (11-12 credits)
BUS 101 Principles of Accounting I (4)
BUS 313 Marketing Management (4)
BUS 344 Consumer Behavior (3)
BUS 412 Human Resource Management (4)

1 Business Elective (3)

Free Elective(s) (4-5)

Total of 19 Fitness Track Credits

BA Degree Total = 124 CREDITS*
(Science Credits = 20)

*= A minimum of 124 credits are required to graduate. A cumulative GPA of 2.0 and a grade of C- or above is required in all core, required, and supporting courses of the major.


Exploratory Track

The Exploratory Track requires the completion of 19 additional credits from other disciplines, which must be approved by both the student’s adviser and the Wellness Department Chair. This track is intended to allow students to explore an area of interest or a variety of areas of interest. 

Total of 19 Track Credits

BA Degree Total = 124 CREDITS*
(Science Credits = 20)

*= A minimum of 124 credits are required to graduate. A cumulative GPA of 2.0 and a grade of C- or above is required in all core, required, and supporting courses of the major.


Pre-Professional Track

The Pre-Professional Track requires the completion of a minimum of 19 additional credits from a particular Pre-Professional program, which must be approved by both the student’s adviser and the Wellness Department Chair. This track allows students to concentrate on those courses necessary to gain admission into a professional school. 

*= A minimum of 124 credits are required to graduate. A cumulative GPA of 2.0 and a grade of C- or above is required in all core, required, and supporting courses of the major.

** = Students in the Pre-Professional Track will take BIO 120 (not 105), Math 103 or higher (not 101), BIO 350 & 352 (not BIO 155), and CHM 131 (not 121).

Total of 19 Pre-Professional Track Credits

BA DEGREE TOTAL = 124 CREDITS*
(Science Credits = dependent on program)


Children's Wellness Track

PED 343 PE Methods: K-6 (3)
PED 345 PE Methods: 7-12 (3)
SPED 220 Exceptional Children & Adults (3)
PED/SPED 310 Adaptive PE (2)
EDU 460 Behavior Mgmt. Elementary (2)
Free Electives (6)
Total of 19 Children's Wellness Track Credits

BA Degree Total = 124 CREDITS*
(Science Credits = 20)

Note: this track does not satisfy requirements for IA state teaching certification.

*= A minimum of 124 credits are required to graduate. A cumulative GPA of 2.0 and a grade of C- or above is required in all core, required, and supporting courses of the major.


Strength and Conditioning Track

WEL 204 Theory of S&C (2)
WEL 205 Practicum I (1)
WEL 206 Practicum II (1)
WEL 401 S&C I (4)
WEL 402 S&C II (3)
PED 251 Theory & Psych of Coaching (2)

 

2 of the following Sport Management Electives:
SMT 4101 Sport Admin (3)
SMT 4301 Sport Legal Liab/Mgmt (3)
SMT 4001 Sport Facilities (3)

Total of 19 Track Credits

BA Degree Total = 124 CREDITS*
(Science Credits = 20)


*= A minimum of 124 credits are required to graduate. A cumulative GPA of 2.0 and a grade of C- or above is required in all core, required, and supporting courses of the major.


Wellness Minor Requirements

Purpose of the Wellness Minor
To allow students studying in another major to learn the basics of Wellness and to get a representative sampling of the Wellness field of study.

Health Promotion

The following classes are REQUIRED for the Wellness Health Promotion minor:

WEL 101 Concepts of Wellness (1)
PED 170 First Aid (1)
SOC 232 Close Relationships (3); SOC/PSY 265 Health Psychology (3); or WEL 250 Substance Abuse (3)
BIO/WEL 207 Principles of Nutrition (3)
WEL 212 Stress Management (2)
WEL/PED 221 Personal & Community Health (3)
WEL 310 Health Promotion & Education (3)

Students would be required to take an additional two courses from the following classes to complete the Wellness Health Promotion minor:
WEL 230, WEL 250, WEL 320*, WEL 350*, WEL 360*, WEL 380*, WEL 390*, WEL 405*, WEL 410, WEL 420
* Prerequisite(s) required

(While it does not count toward the additional two courses necessary for the minor, it is important to note that BIO 155 is a prerequisite for some of the aforementioned courses.)

Exercise Science

The following classes are REQUIRED for the Wellness Exercise Science minor:

WEL 101 Concepts of Wellness (1)
PED 170 First Aid (1)
BIO/WEL 207 Principles of Nutrition (3)
WEL 350 Exercise Physiology (3)
WEL 360 Fitness Measurement & Exercise Rx (4)
WEL 390 Kinesiology (3)
BIO 155 Human Anatomy & Physiology (4)

Students would be required to take one additional course from the following classes to complete the Wellness Exercise Science minor:
WEL/PED 221, WEL 212, WEL 230, WEL 250, WEL 310, WEL 320*, WEL 380*, WEL 405*, WEL 410, WEL 420
*Prerequisite(s) required