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.
- 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 credit hours
EXW 215 Resistance Training and Recovery Techniques OR EXW 217 Cardiorespiratory and Flexibility Training
EXW 302 Fundamentals of Wellness
EXW 325 Fitness for Life
HEP 380 Body Image and Wellness
NTR 100 Introductory Nutrition OR NTR 241 Human Nutrition
Electives - 3 credit hours
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 335 Physical Activity and Physiological Concepts
EXW 344 Physical Activity in Health and Disease
EXW 400 Stress Management for Wellness
EXW 425 Exercise Prescription for Health and Wellness
EXW 450 Social Determinants of Health and Health Behavior
NTR 345 Development of Healthy Cuisines
NTR 348 Cultural Aspects of Food
NTR 353 The Western Diet: Food, History, and Sustainability
Interdisciplinary Studies Advising
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