Health & Wellness

Overview

                             

Students pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Health and Wellness will learn about nutrition, fitness and exercise, community health and welfare, and the prevention and control of disease. Graduates may work in business, community, or health care settings, helping people improve and maintain their health and well-being. For example, you might run an employee wellness program or teach private clients about nutrition and exercise. Additional topics of study include risk management, anatomy and physiology, and psychology.

Grace College works to align its courses with the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC) Responsibilities and Competencies for the entry-level practice of health education in preparation of the CHES examination. For more information about becoming a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES), please visit the National Commision for Health Education Credentialing website here.

Courses

Examples of courses in this major:

Introduction to Wellness

An introduction to the discipline of health promotion. Topics include history, theories, wellness coaching, career opportunities and certifications, professional organizations and journals, current issues, and future trends. Through in-class learning, on-site visits and practical experiences, students become familiar with the profession, the Health and Wellness Promotion program, and develop personal goals to work toward while completing the major. Students will demonstrate computer competency in this course.

Nutrition

An introduction to the principles of nutrition science. This course addresses nutrients and how they interact with the body, as well as issues and controversies on how eating habits can promote health and prevent disease. Other topics covered include food and the environment, nutrition and exercise, changing nutritional needs over the course of the life, and the tradition of food as medicine.

Human Anatomy and Physiology

An introductory study of human physiology. Topics include an introduction to cells, tissues, systems organization, osteology, circulatory system, body defense systems, muscular system, renal system, respiratory system, digestive system, nervous system and endocrine system. Laboratory involves experimentation and demonstration of physiological principles.

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