B.S. in Behavioral Health and Wellness
As a student in the Behavioral Health and Wellness degree program you will garner a broad understanding of how lifestyle choices impact health, and how health professionals design programs to promote healthy lifestyle choices. You will develop an understanding of three core areas: (i) intervention development and implementation, (ii) community care coordination, and (iii) public health policy. Promoting skills in these interrelated areas will prepare you for a wide range of health/wellness professions in private business and industry, community organizations, and healthcare environments.
The Behavioral Health and Wellness degree is designed as an interdisciplinary program, combining coursework in psychology, sociology, political science and nutritional science to prepare you to address health promotion at the individual, institutional and societal levels. The curriculum of the Behavioral Health and Wellness major will provide you with a broad understanding of the psychological, social and cultural context of health behavior, including related theories, skills, and emerging technology. You will also have the option of customizing your program with an optional specialty track in either health psychology or nutrition.
Your degree program will include a capstone project designed to integrate and apply the concepts and skills learned throughout the curriculum. The capstone will be an individually tailored project defined in collaboration with a faculty advisor, which will typically involve a field placement and may include a research component. You will be ready to face any career challenge ahead.