Health Promotion & Wellness

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Health Promotion and Wellness

Graduates in this major will be prepared to promote life-style strategies to prevent illness and improve quality of life. Students seeking the health promotion and wellness degree must choose a clinical or non-clinical track and will actively participate in an internship experience in their final semester. Upon completion of the program, graduates may seek professional opportunities in a wide variety of areas including, but not limited to:

  • Fitness/wellness center
  • Personal training
  • Community health/wellness
  • Physical therapy
  • Corporate Wellness
  • Occupational therapy
  • Group exercise/fitness
  • Athletic Training
  • Public health
  • Exercise physiology
  • Nursing home activities
  • Cardiac rehabilitation
  • Youth/sport camps
  • Fitness/medical sales

Note: Several career options require additional schooling and/or certifications. Students who wish to pursue the degree in health promotion and wellness must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 for all university course work prior to admission into KINE 495, Internship in Wellness - Extensive, off-campus internship providing opportunity for students to be an integral component of a wellness or health promotion facility. Students and on-site supervisor will develop a contractual agreement that provides specific learning experiences for the internship. Prerequisites: Health Promotion and Wellness major, application for experience at least one semester in advance and consent of department.

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Kinesiology Department

Dr. Jean Hobbs
Department Head, Department of Kinesiology
Young Gymnasium 215
3950 E. Newman Rd.
Joplin MO 64801-1595
Phone: 417.625.9745