Bachelor in Wellness
The Waldorf Wellness Program is committed to the education and promotion of healthy lifestyles within Waldorf and the surrounding communities, through the exploration of the whole person incorporating physical, emotional, spiritual, intellectual, social, occupational, and environmental well-being.
Wellness Core Courses
- BIO/WEL 207 Principles of Nutrition (3)
- PED/WEL 221 Personal/Community Health (3)
- WEL 212 Stress Management (2)
- WEL 310 Health Promotion & Education (3)
- WEL 320 Nutrition for Sport & Fitness (3)
- WEL 350 Exercise Physiology (4)
- WEL 360 Fitness Measurement & Exercise Prescription (4)
- WEL 380 Wellness Prog. Develop/Admin (4)
- WEL 390 Kinesiology (3)
- WEL 405 Fitness Program Admin. (4)
- WEL 410 Experiential Wellness (3)
- WEL 420 Wellness Prog. w/Special Pops. (3)
- WEL 430 Senior Seminar (2)
- WEL 495 Internship (4)
Total of 45 Wellness Credits
- Children's Wellness
- Fitness Management
- Strength and Conditioning
Careers in Wellness
Wellness is an appropriate undergraduate major for students applying to the following professional programs: physical therapy, occupational therapy, chiropractic medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, medicine, and veterinary medicine.
Corporate wellness programs are thought to be the wave of the future as far as prevention programs (stress management, exercise programming, nutrition/diet advising) and treatment programs (smoking cessation, blood pressure management, stress mastery). There are career opportunities in wellness in hospitals, colleges/universities, large and small corporations, etc.
Many health insurance companies are promoting wellness programs in order to serve a large number of people for a lower price than it would cost to treat the potential problems that each individual might develop over time without a prevention program.
Health clubs, spas, and fitness centers offer career opportunities for wellness specialists in a variety of positions, both entry-level and management. Responsibilities might include health promotion, implementing prevention programs, holistic health management, as well as fitness & nutritional consultations. In the health club setting, often a bachelor's degree is the minimum requirement for managerial positions.
Students interested in opening their own health-related business or consulting firm could consider several options: a Wellness BA degree, a dual major with the Business BA, or a Business BA with the Wellness minor degree.
Wellness is an appropriate undergraduate major for students applying to graduate programs in the following fields: wellness, health administration, health promotion, recreation or leisure studies, therapeutic recreation, human resource management, college student affairs or even student activities.
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