Health Promotion And Wellness

With multiple weight-loss shows on television and celebrity exercise regimens discussed in every tabloid, it’s hard to decipher what’s healthy and what’s hype. Now, with the Health Promotion and Wellness concentration, you can help individuals and communities—and even yourself—embrace a healthier lifestyle and achieve optimal wellness.

This concentration can help prepare you for a public health career with an emphasis on raising health literacy. As a public health professional educated in health promotion, you can support the World Health Organization’s call to increase prevention efforts, especially those efforts aimed at reducing key risk factors associated with disease and health inequity.

Position yourself to educate and assist individuals and communities in making healthy lifestyle choices as you explore nutrition, exercise principles, stress management, disease prevention, and health communication strategies. Make a positive difference in your community—and in your own life—by becoming an advocate for healthier lifestyle choices.

Degree Completion Requirements

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

Students may be eligible to transfer up to 135 credits. At least 45 credits must be completed at Walden.

This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion will vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 855-646-5286.

*Click here for required general education courses by program.

First Term Course

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code HMNT 1001 Course Living and Learning in a Technological World Credits (6 cr.)

Core Courses

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code PUBH 1000 Course Foundations of Public Health Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HLTH 1005 Course Context of Healthcare Delivery Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HLTH 2500 Course Theories of Health Behavior Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HLTH 2110 Course Behavioral and Cultural Issues in Healthcare Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HLTH 4200 Course Principles of Epidemiology Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HLTH 4205 Course Introduction to Research Methods and Analysis Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PUBH 3000 Course Environmental Health Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PUBH 3100 Course Human Disease and Prevention Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HLTH 3100 Course Ethical and Legal Issues in Healthcare Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HLTH 3115 Course Public and Global Health Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PUBH 4000 Course Public Health Education and Communication Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HLTH 4000 Course Introduction to Healthcare Management Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HLTH 4530 Course Healthcare Economics From a Population Health Perspective Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PUBH 4030 Course Planning Public Health Programs Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PUBH 4100 Course Evaluating Public Health Programs Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PUBH 4200 Course Public Health Policy for Social Change Credits (5 cr.)

Concentration Courses

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code HLTH 4380 Course Strategies for Health Communication and Wellness Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HLTH 4300 Course Personal Health and Wellness Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HLTH 4320 Course Nutrition Across the Lifespan Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HLTH 4340 Course Fit and Well: Core Concepts in Exercise Science Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HLTH 4360 Course Stress Management and Wellness Credits (5 cr.)

Capstone

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code HLTH 4900 Course Capstone Credits (5 cr.)

Elective Courses

Choose five courses from general education, BS in Healthcare Management, or other Walden bachelor’s degree programs. Your elective credits should total 25 to meet your program requirements. You may also be eligible to transfer previous credit to meet 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, you have the option to complete a minor and graduate with more than the required number of credits for this program.

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