Health and Wellness Coaching, B.S.

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The graduation requirements are listed below. In addition, students select free electives to reach 120 credits overall required for the degree.  The department website provides an overview of the program, admission requirements for the major (when applicable), faculty biographies, learning outcomes, and careers:


All bachelor’s degree programs include liberal education (LEP) and writing (W) course requirements. To review more detailed information, please visit General Education (LEP) Degree Requirements.   


Up to three courses in the major/cognate may also satisfy LEP requirements and will be indicated below; no more than two courses in the same subject may be used towards LEP Explorations.

Healthcare & Wellness Core (39 Credits)
PCH 200 – Introduction to Nutrition
PCH 230 – Foundations in Health Coaching
PCH 265 – Illness & Disease
PCH 270 – Stress Management
PCH 273 – Weight Management
PCH 275 – Introduction to Health Promotion
PCH 330 – Coaching for Health Improvement
PCH 331 – Health Coaching Leadership and Ethics
PCH 352 – Health, Disease, & Society  or REC 381– Leisure in Contemporary society 

PCH 456 – Health Promotion Strategies 
PCH 457 – Public Health Communication
PCH 496 – Practicum in Health Coaching 
REC 425 – Seminar in Leadership


Health & Wellness Electives (6 credits) 
Select two courses from:
HMS 401 – Exercise for Special Populations
PCH 280 – Human Sexuality
PCH 292 – Health & Aging
PCH 320 – Health Disparities and Social Justice
PCH 349 – Men’s Health
PCH 350 – Women’s Health
REC 307 – Disabilities in Society
SHE 389 – Holistic Health


Related Wellness Electives  (3 credits)
Select one course from:
ANT 382 – People & Weight
HLS 370 – Perspectives in LGBTQ+ Healthcare Practices
HMS 212 – Lifetime Physical Activity
REC 120 – Leadership Development
REC 210 – Activity Development and Leadership
REC 241 – Outdoor Adventure Leadership
SHE 301 – Drug Education
SHE 302 – Mental Health Education


BIO 200 – Human Anatomy and Physiology I (T2LE) or BIO 201 – Human Anatomy and Physiology II
PCH 201 – Wellness (T2MB)


Students with an overall 3.0 GPA may be approved to complete an accelerated pathway. Graduate courses may be completed during their senior year when a student has earned at least 90 credits. Courses successfully completed with a grade of 'C' or higher will earn dual credit to be applied to both the undergraduate and graduate transcript. Approval to start graduate coursework does not guarantee admission to the graduate program.

Accelerated Pathway to Graduate Program
In consultation with their advisor, students may select up to 12 credits of graduate level coursework (500-level or higher) appropriate to their intended graduate program of study.