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OVU Wellness Program

Wellness

The health sciences wellness program is a general health program for those interested in pursuing careers in community health education, community services and public health, or in enrolling in graduate courses in public health, community health, health promotion, or health sciences. The program is interdisciplinary; besides coursework in wellness, students also take courses in physical education, psychology, math, and science.

Requirements for Bachelor of Science in Wellness
Students majoring in wellness must meet the following requirements:

  1. Satisfy the General Institutional Requirements for a Bachelor’s Degree.
  2. Satisfy the requirements of the General Education program, which includes the following:
    • General Education Course Requirements
    • Bible Course Requirement
    • Writing Competency Requirements
    • Diversity Requirement
  3. Receive formal admission to the wellness program, preferably during the sophomore year; the application is part of WEL 299.
  4. Complete 69-70 credit hours, distributed as follows (some courses also fulfill general education requirements):
    • 28 credit hours of required wellness courses:
      • WEL 231    Personal and Community Health (3 credit hours)
      • WEL 232    Safety, Accident Prevention, and First Aid (2 credit hours)
      • WEL 299    Wellness Program Admission (0 credit hours)
      • WEL 300    Anatomy and Physiology for Wellness (3 credit hours)
      • WEL 304    Human Sexuality (3 credit hours)
      • WEL 305    Principles of Nutrition (3 credit hours)
      • WEL 306    Nutrition throughout the Life Cycle (3 credit hours)
      • WEL 309    Exercise Physiology (3 credit hours)
      • WEL 411    Epidemiology (3 credit hours)
      • WEL 451    Senior Seminar (2 credit hours)
      • WEL 489    Wellness Practicum (3 credit hours)
    • 5 credit hours of required physical education courses:
      • PHED 110    Foundations of Physical Fitness (2 credit hours)
      • PHED 300    Kinesiology (3 credit hours)
    • 10 credit hours of required lower-level psychology courses:
      • PSY 101    General Psychology (3 credit hours)
      • PSY 233    Human Growth and Development (3 credit hours)
      • PSY 290    Research Design (4 credit hours)
    • 6 credit hours of upper level psychology courses chosen from the following:
      • PSY 320    Abnormal Psychology (3 credit hours)
      • PSY 340    Personality Theories (3 credit hours)
      • PSY 350    Family Systems (3 credit hours)
      • PSY 353    Drugs and Behavior (3 credit hours)
      • PSY 360    Social Psychology (3 credit hours)
      • PSY 439    Biological Psychology (3 credit hours)
      • PSY 443    Health Psychology (3 credit hours)
      • PSY 460    Learning Theories (3 credit hours)
      • PSY 470    Behavioral Modification (3 credit hours)
    • 3 credit hours of required sociology courses:
      • SOC 101    Principles of Sociology (3 credit hours)
    • 11 credit hours of natural science courses:
      • NSC 131    Foundations of Biology (4 credit hours)
      • NSC 135    Introduction to General Chemistry (4 credit hours)
      • NSC 439    Biological Psychology (3 credit hours)
    • 3 or 4 credit hours of math courses chosen from the following:
      • MAT 229    Introduction to Statistics (3 credit hours)
      • PSY 229    Introduction to Statistics for Behavioral Sciences (4 credit hours)
    • 3 credit hours of required English courses
      • ENG 333    Professional Writing (3 credit hours)

Recommended courses for fulfilling Bible course requirement:

  • BIB 335    Personal Spiritual Development
  • BIB 211    Marriage and Family
  • REL 371    Christian Ethics
  • REL 441    Major World Religions