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:
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.
Dr, Patsy K. Lipira
Department Head, Department of Kinesiology
3950 E. Newman Rd.
Joplin MO 64801-1595