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Health Promotion and Wellness Degree

About the Degree

The Kinesiology department offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Promotion and Wellness. Graduates are prepared to address the health needs and wellness issues faced by a variety of populations. This degree develops skills to use evidence-based practice to plan and implement health promotion programs. Health Promotion and Wellness degree candidates will enhance their practical skills through pre-professional community and workplace experiences which culminates with a 240-hour internship. 

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What Can I Do With This Major?

Your Future with Our Health Promotion and Wellness Degree

As a graduate of Missouri Southern's Health Promotion and Wellness program, you'll harness your passion for wellness into a fulfilling, life-long career. Picture yourself in one of these positions:

  • Come up with personalized exercise routines as a personal trainer.
  • Perform health consultations as a freelancer.
  • Work for, or manage a fitness center.
  • Help others recover from injury as a physical therapist.
  • Continue on to graduate school to seek additional education as an athletic trainer, occupational therapy, physical therapy, chiropractic, etc.

What You'll Learn

  • Health Promotion and wellness candidates will improve global health literacy of target populations by engaging in scholarly activity related to health and wellness.

  • Health promotion and wellness candidates will address the needs of target populations by applying evidence-based strategies through planning and implementation of health promotion and wellness programs.
  • Health promotion and wellness candidates will enhance practical skills through mutually beneficial pre-professional community and workplace experiences.

  • Health promotion and wellness candidates will demonstrate written and verbal communication skills for assessing, organizing and implementing health promotion and wellness programs.

This Degree Might be Good for You if: 

  • You see your mission in life as helping others look good and feel good.
  • You're interested in community health/wellness, athletic training  or cardiac rehabilitation.
  • You're headed toward a career in physical or occupational therapy or chiropractic.
  • You want to make good health and wellness not only a way of life but a satisfying and rewarding career. 


Current Catalog

Bachelor of Science - Health Promotion and Wellness
Bachelor of Science in Education - Physical Education, K-12
Bachelor of Science in Education - Physical Education, 9-12


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