Health and Human Performance Health and Wellness Option Bachelor of Science Degree
The Health and Wellness Option will prepare health professionals to seek employment in a variety of agencies such as local, state, national, international non-profit and corporate wellness programs.
The Student Learning Outcomes for this option include:
- Assess, plan, implement and evaluate individual and community health and wellness needs.
- Plan evidence-based, health and wellness programs in healthcare, worksite and community settings.
- Correctly interpret, apply and conduct research in health and wellness.
- Effectively communicate to diverse constituencies.
The Health and Wellness Option is designed to address the seven areas of responsibilities for the health education profession as recommended by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC). The seven areas of responsibility are:
- Assess Individual and Community Needs for Health Education
- Plan Health Education Strategies, Interventions, and Programs
- Implement Health Education Strategies, Interventions, and Programs
- Conduct Evaluation and Research Related to Health Education
- Administer Health Education Strategies, Interventions, and Programs
- Serve as a Health Education Resource Person
- Communicate for Health and Health Education
The health and wellness curriculum will prepare students to: develop a strong background in human behavior and behavior modification; effectively plan, implement, and evaluate wealth and wellness programs; increase leadership skills; and become familiar with the latest research and developments within the field.
Internship opportunities may be explored at local, regional, and national agencies/organizations that qualify students for employment in that field.
Health and wellness graduates will find employment opportunities as health educators, health and wellness coaches, and community or worksite health promotion coordinators.
Certifications students will be eligible for upon graduation:
National Commission for Health Education Credentialing
- Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES)
American Council on Exercise
- Health Coach
National Society of Health Coaches
- Certified Health Coach
American College of Sports Medicine
- Certified Personal Trainer
- Certified Group Exercise Instructor
- Physical Activity in Public Health Specialist (additional 1200 hour requirement after graduation)
National Strength and Conditioning Association
- Certified Personal Trainer
A grade of C- or higher is mandatory in all health and human performance courses satisfying the major requirements.
Admission Requirements for Health and Human Performance – Health and Wellness Option
All students desiring admission to the Health and Wellness Option are required to file an application for admission.
- Each applicant also must complete 18 credits from the approved list of prerequisite courses with a GPA of at least 3.0 (see application for list of courses).
- Applications will be accepted when the student has completed a minimum of 23 credits from the General Education category requirements at Montana State University Billings, or at another regionally accredited institution of higher education, earning a minimum grade point average of 3.0. Courses taken on a pass/no pass or credit/noncredit basis will not be used to calculate the GPA requirement. Students should consult with their academic advisor.
- Applications for admission to the Health and Wellness Option may be obtained online at www.msubillings.edu/cahp/hhp or from the Department of Health and Human Performance Office in the Physical Education Building, Room 120. The application should be submitted to the faculty advisor for review and approval, signed by the advisor and the Department Chairperson. A current working copy of the transcript will be attached to the application form.
- Applications are handled on a rolling admissions basis. Students will be notified of the status of their application within 15 working days of submitting the complete application. Enrollment in some major courses is limited to students admitted to the program.
- No student will be allowed to register for restricted upper division courses in Health and Human Performance without formal admission to the Health and Wellness Program.
Major in Health and Human Performance - Health and Wellness Option Degree Requirements
|General Education Requirements||31|
|Students should consult with their advisors to determine if specific courses are necessary in order to satisfy the General Education requirements within this major. The following courses are required:|
|Introduction to Statistics|
|College Writing I|
|Intro to Public Speaking|
or BIOB 121
|Fund of Bio for Allied Health|
|Intro to General Chemistry|
and Intro to Gen Chem Lab
|Introduction to Business|
or BGEN 105B
|Introduction to Business|
|Global Health Issues|
|Health and Wellness Requirements|
|ACT 498||Internship/Cooperative Educ||3|
|BMKT 325||Principles of Marketing||3|
|CHTH 250||Introduction to Public Health||3|
|CHTH 317||Health Behavior Theories||3|
|CHTH 355||Theory Pract Comm Hlth Ed||3|
|CHTH 450||Worksite Health Promotion||3|
|COMX 480||Health Communication||3|
|ECP 120||Emergency Medical Responder||3|
|HADM 305||Survey of US Healthcare System||3|
|HADM 440||Mgmt Epidemiology & Pub Hlth||3|
|HEE 310||Methods of Adapted Hlth Enhncm||2|
|HEE 340||Methods of Health Education||3|
|HTH 110||Personal Health and Wellness *||3|
|HTH 435||Hlth & Wllnss Acrss the Lfspn||3|
|KIN 105||Fnd of Exercise Science||3|
|KIN 106||Fndtns of Exercise Science Lab||1|
|KIN 210||Prncpls Strength Conditioning||3|
|KIN 320||Exercise Physiology||3|
|KIN 321||Exercise Physiology Lab||1|
|KIN 323||Anatomical Kinesiology Lab||1|
|KIN 364||Rsrch Meths in Hlth Hmn Prfrm||3|
|KIN 415||Adv Exercise Test & Prescrip||3|
|NUTR 221||Basic Human Nutrition||3|
|NUTR 411||Nutrition for Sprts & Exercise 2||3|
|Health and Wellness Electives|
|Select 8 credits with advisor assistance. Below are recommended electives.||8|
Any ACT or REC course
|Human Response To Stress|
|Leadership and Communication|
|Alcohol, Tobacco, Drug Prevent|
|Soc of Health and Medicine|
|Required Interdisciplinary Core|
|BIOH 301||Human Anatomy & Physiology I||3|
|BIOH 302||Human Anatomy & Phys I Lab||1|
|BIOH 311||Human Anatomy & Physiology II||3|
|BIOH 312||Human Anatomy & Phys II Lab||1|
|BIOM 250||Microbiology for Hlth Sciences||3|
|BIOM 251||Microbiology Hlth Sciences Lab||1|
|Total minimum credits||120|
May satisfy General Education requirements.
Certain courses in this program have prerequisites; students should check the course descriptions for required prerequisites.