Wellness Foundations*

Description
The wellness foundations concentration is for students interested developing a greater understanding of the behavioral, psychological, social, cultural and environmental factors that impact personal wellness behaviors, healthy lifestyles and disease prevention to assist them in developing enhanced personal wellness. This course of study does not prepare students to pursue national certifications for professional practice in fields of study related to health, fitness and wellness.

Requirements

  • Students must complete a minimum of 18 credit hours including 12 of upper division hours for this concentration.
  • All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” (2.00) or higher.
  • Elective courses must be selected from the approved list of electives available in the School of Nutrition and Health Promotion.
  • M - Course transfer equivalent available from Maricopa County Community College District, details are provided on the Transfer Information tab.

Core 15 Hours Required

HEP 100 Introduction to Health and Wellness, SB (3) (Credit is allowed for only EXW, HSC or KIN 100) (Required)

EXW 325 Fitness for Life (3) (Prerequisites: ENG 101; minimum 30 earned hours) (Required)

HEP/EXW 380 Body Image and Wellness (Prerequisites: PSY 101 (PGS 101) with C or better; Minimum 30 hours)  (Required)

HCD 340 Complementary Healthcare (3) (Prerequisites: Minimum 56 hours) (Required)

NTR 100 Introductory Nutrition (3) 
OR
NTR 241 Human Nutrition (3) (Prerequisite(s): CHM 101, 113, or 114)

 

Electives 3 Hours Required
Courses must be selected in consultation with an advisor and from the approved list of electives available in the School of Nutrition and Health Promotion.

It is recommended that students select an upper division elective, if a lower division elective is selected, students will be required to enroll in an additional upper division elective from the list in order to complete the required 12 hours of upper division courses.

EXW 344 Physical Activity in Health and Disease (3) (Prerequisite(s): BIO 160 or 201 with C or better)

EXW/HEP 350 Substance Abuse and Addictive Behavior (3) (Prerequisites: BIO 160 or 201 with C or better; PSY 101 with C or better)

EXW 400 Stress Management for Wellness (3) (Prerequisites: BIO 202; PGS 101; 45 minimum hours)

EXW 450 Social Determinants of Health and Health Behavior (3) (L or SB) & C (Prerequisite(s): minimum 60 hours)

NTR 345 Development of Healthy Cuisines (3) (Pre-requisites: NTR 100 or 241)

NTR 348 Cultural Aspects of Food (3) SB & C & G (Prerequisite(s): NTR 100 or 241)

NTR 353 The Western Diet: Food, History, and Sustainability (3)

 

IDS Core Course Information

All Interdisciplinary Studies students are required to complete a 9 credit-hour core and 9 credit hours of context/application courses.

Required Courses (9 credit hours):

  • IDS 201 Intellectual Fusion (recommended for freshman/sophomore students)
    • Prerequisites: None

OR

  • IDS 301 Becoming Interdisciplinary (3) (recommended for transfer students and/or students declaring IDS in their junior or senior year)
    • Prerequisites: Interdisciplinary Studies major

  • IDS 302 Integration Skills (3)
    • Prerequisite(s): Interdisciplinary Studies major; IDS 201 or 301 with C or better
  • IDS 401 Integration: Experiential Learning (3) (requires application)
    • Prerequisites: IDS 201 or 301 with C or better; IDS 302 with C or better; minimum 2.00 GPA; minimum of two courses completed in each concentration area

Context courses (6 credit hours)

Choose two Integrative Context courses from the following (3 credit hours each):

  • IDS 310: Integration: Cultural Contexts, C
  • IDS 311: Integration: Global Contexts, G, SB
  • IDS 312: Integrative Perspectives on Change
  • IDS 313: Integrative Perspectives on a Changing World
  • IDS 314: Integrative Perspectives on Cultural Dynamics, SB
  • IDS 315: Integration: Social Contexts, SB
  • IDS 316: Integration: Humanities Contexts, HU

Application courses (3 credit hours)

Choose any IDS Application course from the following (3 credit hours each):

  • IDS 140: The Nature of Knowledge Systems
  • IDS 302: Integration Skills
  • IDS 310: Integration: Cultural Contexts, C
  • IDS 311: Integration: Global Contexts, G, SB
  • IDS 312: Integrative Perspectives on Change
  • IDS 313: Integrative Perspectives on a Changing World
  • IDS 314: Integrative Perspectives on Cultural Dynamics, SB
  • IDS 315: Integration: Social Contexts, SB
  • IDS 316: Integration: Humanities Contexts, HU
  • IDS 484: Elective Internship

Transfer to ASU transfer.asu.edu

Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) transfer students transfer.asu.edu/maricopa

  • Courses may fulfill Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) or Associate’s degree requirements, consult with your community college academic advisor for details.
  • MCCCD course transfer equivalencies are listed here; they may be applied toward this concentration (maximum of six credits or two courses).
  • Information listed was current for this catalog year at the time of printing, consult transfer.asu.edu/maricopa for verification.

Year

Year

2020-21

Campus

Campus

Downtown Phoenix

Advising

Advising

Interdisciplinary Studies Advising
cisa.asu.edu/advising
All appointments:
480-965-4464

Downtown Phoenix
Arizona Center, Suite 380

Polytechnic
Santa Catalina Hall

Tempe
Urban Systems Engineering

Online
480-965-4464

 

DARs Code

DARs Code

ECEXWEMPH

College/School

College/School

College of Health Solutions

Concentration Contact

Concentration Contact

602‐493‐3300
chs@asu.edu
HLTHS 444AA 

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