BA in Wellness and Health Promotion Practice
With the growing emphasis on health promotion and preventative care, new opportunities in wellness-related industries emerge every day and benefit diverse communities. Our BA in Wellness and Health Promotion Practice prepares students for a career in this rewarding field.
Choose among 3 degree tracks
Aging and Population Health Track
If you’re passionate about protecting and promoting the health of diverse elder communities, then immerse yourself in this track.
Available Online and In Person
A Video Introduction to the BA Degree from Dr. Velia Leybas Nuno
Starts Fall 2021
For more information about declaring a track for your degree, contact an undergraduate advisor.
To advance the public health mission of the Zuckerman College of Public Health, the Bachelor of Arts in Wellness and Health Promotion Practice (WHPP) will promote the health and wellness of diverse communities across the southwest and globally.
The major in WHPP offers students the opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills, ethics, and cultural competencies needed to provide professional wellness services and interventions. Students learn to work with diverse populations in a range of communities and stages of life, and to promote a healthy lifestyle and overall wellness. This knowledge guides them to nurture optimal wellness within themselves, among individuals, in families and communities.
Experiential learning is a cornerstone of the new WHPP BA program. Our experiential learning model combines classroom study with practical, hands-on experience, providing students the opportunity to put knowledge and skills into practice, and to gain the competitive edge they need to advance their career. The practicum and internships are in a variety of settings such as homes, communities, governmental organizations, businesses, health care centers, hospitals, schools, faith-based organizations and other non-governmental organizations.
Meeting the needs of our aging society is one of the most significant public health challenges of the 21st century. Our Aging and Population Health elective subplan prepares students for career opportunities in human services, government agencies, retirement communities, nursing homes, health care and long-term institutional care facilities.
Become a health educator! By completing the BA and selecting the Health Education elective subplan, students can meet the 25 units of public health and health education courses needed to be eligible for the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam offered through the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, https://www.nchec.org/ches.
Potential graduate programs that build on the BA in Wellness and Health Promotion Practice include, but are not limited to, public health, nursing, nutrition, and medicine.