Health and Community Wellness 

The Health and Community Wellness program consists of 120 required credit hours and offers two concentrations built to prepare graduates for a diversity of occupations demanded by the recent explosion in the health industry.  The structure of the program draws on foundational courses from existing majors (Health and Physical Education, Professional Counseling, and Special Education). Specialization is offered through student choice in concentrated study in either 1) Community Education and Care; or 2) Fitness and Wellness Leadership. The program of study is designed to expand career options and foster student success through these embedded concentrations.

  • The Community Education and Care concentration prepares students for careers such as rehabilitation case manager, therapeutic liaison, home health services coordinator, social services liaison, after-school program coordinator, social work assistant, child advocate, vocational rehabilitation facilitator, probation officer, and juvenile court liaison.
  • The Fitness and Wellness Leadership concentration prepares candidates for careers such as personal training, group fitness instructor, nutritionist, health coach, human resources employee wellness coordinator, and hospital wellness coordinator.
  • Undergraduate Program Information
    Undergraduate Program Information

    The B.S. degree with a major in Health and Community Wellness will:

    • provide an educated workforce who are prepared for the wide range of career options in the health and wellness industry.
    • provide an interdisciplinary curriculum offering a broad scope of preparation across disciplines in counseling, physical education, health and special education.
    • provide flexibility of coursework to allow students to customize their program in preparation for advanced (graduate) study in a related field of interest.
    • contribute to the health and wellness of citizens working and living in Georgia, through a highly skilled workforce.
    Student learning outcomes:

    Students will be able to identify and evaluate various social problems within the community and take on leadership roles to develop and implement behavior modification techniques and other effective healthy solutions

    Students will have the foundational knowledge of human anatomy, lifespan development, and educational psychology needed to be successful in a community education and care or fitness and wellness leadership profession

    Students who select the Community Education and Care concentration will be able to design and conduct program evaluations in a variety of diverse community settings and will have the knowledge and skills necessary to develop and provide supportive educational, social, communicative, and literacy-based interventions

    Students who select the Fitness and Wellness Leadership concentration will have the foundational knowledge of healthy eating, nutrition, personal training and exercise needed to conduct program evaluations and implement effective fitness and wellness interventions in both public and private

  • Program Sheet