Health Promotion and Wellness

The Department of Health Promotion and Wellness (HLPW) offers diverse and flexible programs designed to help students live and promote healthier and more balanced and meaningful lives. 

The HLPW Program at North Greenville University offers a distinctive, innovative program that attracts and meets the needs of students and the community. 

In keeping with the NGU Statement of Purpose, this program seeks to enable students to integrate academic disciplines, Christian lifestyle, and an enriched cultural experience by offering relevant and current coursework with hands-on practicum and internship experiences that produce well-rounded health-promotion professionals for the future.

Students may choose to pursue careers in

  • worksite wellness,
  • hospital-based wellness programs,
  • insurance companies,
  • community health centers,
  • retirement and nursing home wellness programs,
  • commercial and not-for-profit health,
  • fitness,
  • recreation centers,
  • and other related areas. 

Students who receive a B.S. with a major in HLPW may choose to pursue graduate and/or professional studies in

  • Health Promotion,
  • Physical Therapy
  • Exercise Physiology,
  • Nutrition,
  • Health Education,
  • Epidemiology,
  • Health Policy,
  • Kinesiology,
  • Gerontology,
  • Public Health,
  • Medicine

and other health-related professional programs. 

Students interested in graduate or medical school should be aware of additional course work required for admission to these programs that may not be required for the Health Promotion and Wellness major.

HEALTH PROMOTION AND WELLNESS COURSE SEQUENCING 

General Education Requirements

COLL 1100 or HNRS 1210 (Students in two or more

developmental courses must take COLL 1300) ........... 1(2) hours

ENGL 1310, 1320 ................................................................. 6 hours

ENGL 23XX ......................................................................... 3 hours

ENGL 23XX, ARTS 1300, MUSC 1300, or THTR 1300 .... 3 hours

HIST 1350 or higher ............................................................. 3 hours

BIOL 1410/1411, Principles of Biology ............................... 4 hours

CHEM 1450/1451, General Chemistry I .............................. 4 hours

MATH 1310, College Algebra ............................................. 3 hours

CSCI 1305, Introduction to Information Technology........... 3 hours

CHST 1310, 1320 ................................................................. 6 hours

PSYC 2310, General Psychology ......................................... 3 hours

COMM 2300, Oral Communication ..................................... 3 hours

Total ............................................................................. 42-43 hours

 

Health Promotion and Wellness Requirements for all tracks:

HLPW 1110/1120, Practicum I or Practicum II .....................1 hour

HLPW 1300, Introduction to Health Promotion

and Wellness ...................................................................... 3 hours

HLPW 2310, Health Promotion Across the Lifespan ........... 3 hours

HLPW 3210/4220, Practicum III or Practicum IV ............... 2 hours

HLPW 3340, Aging and Chronic Illness .............................. 3 hours

HLPW 3440/3441, Scientific Foundations of Fitness .......... 4 hours

HLPW 4210, Senior Seminar ............................................... 2 hours

BIOL 2470/2471, Human Anatomy and Physiology I ......... 4 hours

BIOL 2480/2481, Human Anatomy and Physiology II ........ 4 hours

BIOL 3300, Intelligent Design ............................................. 3 hours

HLTH 1300, First Aid and CPR ........................................... 3 hours

Total .................................................................................. 32 hours

 

Requirements for Exercise Science Track:

HLPW 4420/4421, Kinesiology............................................ 4 hours

HLPW 3380, Medical Aspects of Athletics .......................... 3 hours

401

HLPW 3470, Theoretical and Practical Aspects of

Strength and Conditioning ................................................. 4 hours

HLPW 3100, Special Topics Seminar in Health

Promotion and Wellness .................................................... 2 hours

HLPW 3320, Fitness Assessment & Prescription................. 3 hours

HLPW 3335, Nutrition in Wellness ...................................... 3 hours

BIOL 2320, Biological Research and Writing ...................... 3 hours

CHEM 1460/1461, General Chemistry II ............................. 4 hours

MATH 2430, Statistics for Science Majors .......................... 4 hours

HLPW 4600, Internship in Wellness ................................. 3-6 hours

Total ............................................................................. 33-36 hours

 

Requirements for Health Promotion and Education Track:

HLPW 3330, Community and Environmental Health .......... 3 hours

HLPW 3390, Social Epidemiology....................................... 3 hours

HLPW 4360, Health Policy and Ethics................................. 3 hours

HLPW 4410/4411, Wellness Programming ......................... 4 hours

HLPW 3100, Special Topics Seminar in Health

Promotion and Wellness .................................................... 2 hours

HLPW 3320, Fitness Assessment & Prescription................. 3 hours

HLPW 3335, Nutrition in Wellness ...................................... 3 hours

BIOL 2320, Biological Research and Writing ...................... 3 hours

CHEM 1460/1461, General Chemistry II ............................. 4 hours

MATH 2430, Statistics for Science Majors .......................... 4 hours

HLPW 4600, Internship in Wellness ................................. 3-6 hours

Total ............................................................................. 35-38 hours

 

Requirements for Gerontology Track:

HLPW 1310, Introduction to Gerontology ........................... 3 hours

HLPW 2210, Sophomore Seminar in Gerontology .............. 2 hours

MATH 1330, Probability and Statistics ................................ 3 hours

CHEM 1430/1431, Chemistry of Life .................................. 4 hours

SOCY 3350, Sociology of Aging ......................................... 3 hours

HLPW 3345, Nutrition, Health, and Aging .......................... 3 hours

HLPW 3330, Community and Environmental Health .......... 3 hours 189

401

HLPW 3390, Social Epidemiology....................................... 3 hours

HLPW 3375, Exercise and Aging ......................................... 3 hours

BIOL 3350, Biology of Aging .............................................. 3 hours

HLPW 4360, Health Policy and Ethics................................. 3 hours

PSYC 4375, Psychology of Aging........................................ 3 hours

PSYC 4376, Death, Dying, and Bereavement ...................... 3 hours

HLPW 4600, Internship in Wellness .................................... 6 hours

Total .................................................................................... 45 hours

 

Health Promotion Wellness Electives (choose 6 hours of the following):

HLPW 3350, Drug Use and Abuse in Society ...................... 3 hours

HLPW 3360, Human Response to Stress ............................. 3 hours

HLPW 4320, Obesity and Weight Management .................. 3 hours

 

Gerontology Electives (choose 6 hours of the following):

HLPW 3376, Nutrition and Disease Processes ..................... 3 hours

BIOL 43xx, Medical Ethics .................................................. 3 hours 190

 

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