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.
Examples of courses in this major:
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.
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.
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.
B.S. in Physical Education, Grace College; M.A. in Physical Education, Kent State University; Ed.D. in Sport Sociology, The University of Alabama
Dr. Darrell Johnson is the Director of the Sport Management Program. He is an active member in many professional organizations including AAHPERD, NASPE, AAPAR, IAHPERD, and NASSM. He has presented at numerous State and National Conventions and Meetings on different sport management and physical education topics. Dr. Johnson is very active in major sports events by volunteering himself and encouraging his students to also be involved. Some of his recent experiences include the 2013 President’s Cup, the 2012 Super Bowl, the 2011 Big Ten Football Championship, the 2012 PGA Senior Championship, and the USGA Senior Open. He regularly leads a group of students on a one-week trip to Atlanta, Georgia to study African-American culture and the rich history of African-American athletes. As a student, he was a pitcher on the Lancer's baseball team and currently holds the record for the most wins in a career and the most wins in a season. In 2009, he was inducted into the Grace College Athletic Hall of Fame.
B.S. in Business Administration, Taylor University; MBA, Ball State University; Ph.D. In Business Administration and Marketing, University of Arkansas.
Larry provides leader development and marketing strategies for Ambassador Enterprises and The Summit in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Previously, Larry served as Professor of Marketing and MBA Chair at Taylor University. Larry also served at Anderson University, Ball State University, the University of Arkansas, and Dallas Baptist University, where he was Dean of the College of Business and Graduate School of Business. Larry’s business experience includes launching a marketing and research firm, developing internet-based marketing courses, designing program curriculum, marketing strategy consulting, and sales and leader coaching. Larry has over 30 years experience in marketing, business development, consulting and higher education. Larry received his B.S. in Business Administration from Taylor University, his MBA from Ball State University, and his Ph.D. in Business Administration and Marketing from the University of Arkansas. Larry and his wife Nancy have been married for 35 years and have two grown children, David and Lindsay.
B.S. in Business Administration, Grace College; WorkStyles and MinistryStyle Analysis Certified.
Zach journey began with Ambassador Enterprises in January 2008. Zach currently co-leads The Summit campus in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Prior to The Summit, he has served Ambassador in various roles and positions of leadership. Most recently Zach served a dual role as Ambassador’s Financial Controller, overseeing and accounting for assets in excess of $200 million, and as Director of IT for three years. He has worked in various management positions in the automotive and oil industry, gaining experience in retail and wholesale operations. Previously, he worked for six years at Master Petroleum Products and Northern Quik Lube Group, where he served as manager in administration, accounting, and business operations. Zach’s background consists of accounting, technology, marketing, legal, and support services. Zach graduated from Grace College summa cum laude with a B.S. in Business Management. Currently, Zach serves on the Get R.E.A.L. Marriage Ministry leadership team and is a Board Member of Remedy Live in Fort Wayne. Zach and his wife Carleen were married in 2010.
Some of the positions you can obtain:
Students may pursue careers in corporate wellness programs, hospital-based wellness programs, community health centers, retirement and nursing home wellness programs, commercial and not-for-profit health, fitness, and recreation centers, and other related areas. Students who receive a B.S. with a major in Health and Wellness Promotion may choose to pursue graduate and/or professional studies in areas such as Health Promotion, Nutrition, Health Education, Nonprofit Management, or Public Health.