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  Sep 24, 2017
 
 
    
2017 Undergraduate Catalog Summer - Fall

Wellness and Adventure Education (B.S.) - Hegis Code 1201


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(Bachelor of Science Degree)

The Wellness and Adventure Education program educate students to provide and manage fitness and health promotion programs as well as includes introductory coursework related to physical education and health education. Students who wish to work with children in kindergarten through 12th grade, should select the Teacher Education Track. This is the first of two programs which prepares students to become coaches and eligible for certification as physical education and health education teachers (see the Master’s Degree in Education which completes this preparation). Students who wish to work with adults should select the Corporate Wellness Track which will prepare students to become personal trainers and apply physical and health promotion strategies in businesses and organizations. Students will be taught a range of methods by which health promotion can be achieved. In particular, this program emphasizes adventure education. Adventure education involves structured learning exercises characterized by perceived risk or challenge (including low and high ropes courses) and reflection. Students in the Teacher Education and Corporate Wellness Tracks participate in some or all of the adventure education courses to develop the skills needed to create meaningful, effective, and safe learning experiences. Please note that the Teacher Education track requires moderate physical activity including running, jumping, climbing, and tumbling. All students are required to meet the departmental code of professional conduct (see program website for details).

Students in the Corporate Wellness Track must earn a C or better in all major and major related classes except BIO 101  and BIO 102  or BIO 103 ​ for which a D is acceptable. To graduate, a cumulative GPA of 2.75 is required. Throughout their education, students are required to follow the Coalition of National Health Education Organizations Code of Ethics (see: http://www.cnheo.org/ethics.html). During fieldwork and internships, they also are required to follow site policies and procedures including those related to physical examinations and immunizations. Malpractice insurance is required for internships.

Students in the Teacher Education Track will be admitted into the dual degree program as first year students and must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.75 in their first two years and have a GPA of 3.0 at the end of their Junior Year. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required in year 4. Students must earn a C or better in all major and major related classes including BIO 101  and BIO 102  or BIO 103 ​. Throughout their education, students are required to follow the Coalition of National Health Education Organizations Code of Ethics (see: http://www.cnheo.org/ethics.html) and the National Association for Sport and Physical Education Code of Conduct for P-12 Physical Education Teachers (see: http://www.shapeamerica.org/admin/loader.cfm?csModule=security/getfile&pageid=4572). During fieldwork, they also are required to follow site policies and procedures including those related to physical examinations and immunizations.

Students in the Corporate Wellness and Teacher Education Tracks who do not meet the grade, ethics, or fieldwork/internship site requirements may be removed from the Wellness and Adventure Education program. Such decisions are made by the program’s full-time faculty and Chair. Students who wish to appeal the decision of the Wellness and Adventure Education program may do so to the Academic Standards Committee. Students who wish to appeal the decision of the Academic Standards Committee may do so to the Provost.

Total credit hours required for degree: 128

Learning Objectives

  • To assess participants’ health and design effective and safe programs which promote physical, intellectual, emotional, and social well-being.
  • To implement effective and safe programs which promote physical, intellectual, emotional, and social well-being.
  • To develop leadership skills necessary for transforming activity into positive behavior change.
  • To modify programs and leadership skills to enable people with disabilities to participate in and benefit from programing.
  • To demonstrate proficiency in skills related to fitness, health education, and adventure education.
  • To evaluate outcomes such as program effectiveness and participant well-being.

Special Requirements

Corporate Wellness Track - Students must earn a C or better in all major and major related classes except BIO 103  for which a D is acceptable. To graduate, a cumulative GPA of 2.75 is required.

Teacher Education Track - Students will be admitted into the dual degree program as first year students and must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.75 in their first two years and have a GPA of 3.0 at the end of their Junior Year. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required in year 4. Students must earn a C or better in all major and major related classes including BIO 103 ​.

Academic Requirements


See Core  section of this catalog.

Core: 34-55 Credit Hours


26 Credit Hours


25 Credit Hours

Mandatory Non-credit Bearing Workshop

  • First Aid & CPR - Provided by the Red Cross or American Heart Association (0)
Optional Non-credit Bearing Workshop/Class

  • Advanced Skills and Standards (0)
  • Level 2 Practitioner Credential (0)
15 Credit Hours

Mandatory Non-credit Bearing Workshop

  • Advanced Skills and Standards (0)
Optional Non-credit Bearing or Credit Bearing Workshop/Class

30 Credit Hours

21 Credit Hours


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