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    State University of New York at Oswego
  Feb 23, 2018
2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Health Promotion and Wellness

Sandra L. Moore, Chair
354 Wilber Hall

Associate Professors: Bernard Boozer, Sandra Moore, Kenneth Peterson

Assistant Professors: Kari, Campbell, Minjung Seo

Lecturers: Diane M. Dillon, Robert Friske, Edward Gosek, Brian McGrane

All courses offered by the Health Promotion and Wellness Department may be used for general elective credit. The Bachelor of Science degree in wellness management is designed to prepare students to assume roles as wellness/health promotion professionals in private business and industries, community organizations, and health care organizations. The degree will provide students the opportunity to select a program that focuses on wellness, worksite health promotion, and managing such programs. In addition to a broad liberal arts education, students can graduate with a foundation in health science/wellness, management, and human behavior. Students can also graduate with skills in needs assessment, program planning, program implementation, and program evaluation. These skills will reflect the health needs of a worksite/business.

Wellness is a holistic approach of taking an individual or organization to a higher level of health. The health problems of today are, in large measure, the result of life-style decisions. Until recently, the American health care system has not addressed prevention. Wellness includes the physical, social, emotional, occupational, spiritual, environmental, and intellectual dimensions of an individual or organization. Wellness is the ability to live life to its fullest and to maximize personal potential in a variety of dimensions. This can be accomplished through individual behavior change (ie. stress reduction) or through organizational change in policies, ergonomics, and facilities.Worksite wellness programs may address a variety of issues including: fitness, nutrition, stress management, safety, substance abuse, and family-work life issues.

A graduate of this program may obtain an entry-level position as a wellness/health promotion specialist/manager in a health care organization, corporate setting, or public agency. Students may also continue with graduate work in health promotion, business administration, allied health, and exercise science.

The BS degree in wellness management is designed to encourage students to explore individual areas of interest through elective selection (, human behavior, aging). Students are required to complete at least one internship (2.5 GPA required) in a health wellness setting prior to graduation.