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Bachelor of Science Degree • School of Health Professions and Education



Wellness and Adventure Education Major

Program Details



The Wellness and Adventure Education program educate students to provide and manage fitness and health promotion programs as well as includes introductory coursework related to physical education and health education.

Students who wish to work with children in kindergarten through 12th grade, should select the Teacher Education Track. This is the first of two programs which prepares students to become coaches and eligible for certification as physical education and health education teachers (see the Master’s Degree in Education which completes this preparation).

Students who wish to work with adults should select the Corporate Wellness Track which will prepare students to apply health promotion strategies in businesses and organizations. Students will be taught a range of methods by which health promotion can be achieved. In particular, this program emphasizes adventure education.

Adventure education involves structured learning exercises characterized by perceived risk or challenge (including low and high ropes courses) and reflection. Students in the Teacher Education and Corporate Wellness Tracks participate in some or all of the adventure education courses to develop the skills needed to create meaningful, effective, and safe learning experiences. Please note that the Teacher Education track requires moderate physical activity including running, jumping, climbing, and tumbling. All students are required to meet the departmental code of professional conduct.

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS


(See also General Education Core)

Total credit hours required for degree: 128

CourseCredit HoursYear Taken
Core311,2,3,4
MAJOR COURSE REQUIREMENTS
Wellness and Adventure Education 101Intro to Physical Education, Health Education, and Corporate Wellness31
Wellness and Adventure Education 104Personal Performance Sports21,2,3,4
Wellness and Adventure Education 143Adventure Programing and Basic Group Facilitation31
Wellness and Adventure Education 203Home, School and Work Safety32,3,4
Wellness and Adventure Education 204Social Health and Resources3 2,3,4
Wellness and Adventure Education 205Mental Health and Resources32,3,4
Wellness and Adventure Education 206Physical Health and Resources3 2,3,4
Wellness and Adventure Education 343Adapted Physical Education and Fitness  33,4
Wellness and Adventure Education 345Advanced Group Facilitation Skills 32,3
 26 
MAJOR RELATED COURSE REQUIREMENTS
(*Some of the following may be used to satisfy core)
Biology 103*

or

Biology 101*
and
Biology 102*
Anatomy and Physiology



Anatomy and Physiology I

Anatomy and Physiology II
5



4

4
2



2

2
 
Biology 112
or
Psychology 207
Human Sexuality

Human Sexuality
3

3
1,2,3

1,2,3
 
Biology 205Human Nutrition33,4
Education 312 Practical Teaching Methodologies34
Environmental Science 201*  Introduction to Environmental Issues   31,2
Health Studies 113 Understanding Alcoholism, Chem. Dependency, and Mental Health  3 1,2,3
Math 104*
or
Math 107*
Intermediate Algebra

Introduction to Mathematics
3

3
1,2

1,2
 
Math 112*
or
Psychology/Sociology 211*
or
Economics 241*
 
Basic Statistics

Statistics in Behavior Sciences

Statistics
3

3

3
 
 1,2

1,2

1,2
Philosophy 108* Professional Ethics   31,2
Psychology 101*Introduction to Psychology31,2
Psychology 223

or
Health Studies 245
 
Life Span Developmental Psychology

Human Development Across the Life Span
3


3
 
1,2


1,2
Sociology/Anthropology 312

or
Wellness and Adventure Education 465
 
Social Science Research Methods

Survey Research Methods
 
3


3
 
4


4
 
Therapeutic Recreation 323Medical Conditions  33
 41 
MAJOR RELATED TRACK
(Each major must select one of the following tracks)

CORPORATE WELLNESS TRACK
Education 348Health Education Methods34
Wellness and Adventure Education 346Adventure in Business1 3,4
Wellness and Adventure Education 353Organization and Administration of Wellness Programs33
Wellness and Adventure Education 354The Health Care System and Health Promotion33,4
Wellness and Adventure Education 453Assessment and Evaluation of Wellness Programs34
Wellness and Adventure Education 480Corporate Wellness Internship124
 25 
Electives
Wellness and Adventure Education 103Dance/Aesthetic Sports21,2,3,4
Wellness and Adventure Education 105Outdoor Sports21,2,3,4
Wellness and Adventure Education 106Target Sports21,2,3,4
Wellness and Adventure Education 107Net/Wall Sports21,2,3,4
Wellness and Adventure Education 108Striking/Field Sports21,2,3,4
Wellness and Adventure Education 113Passing Sports21,2,3,4
Wellness and Adventure Education 244Technical Skills for Adventure Programming21,2,3,4
Physical EducationElective11,3.4
 
Mandatory Non-credit Bearing Workshop
First Aid and CPR - Provided by the Red Cross or American Heart Association 03,4
 5 
Optional Non-credit Bearing Workshop/Class
Advanced Skills and Standards – Provided by
Project Adventure
 03,4
Level 2 Practitioner Credential – Provided by
Project Adventure
 03,4

 
TEACHER EDUCATION TRACK
Education 111Introduction to Teaching13
Education 301Foundations of Literacy3 3,4
Wellness and Adventure Education 103Dance/Aesthetic Sports21,2,3,4
Wellness and Adventure Education 105Outdoor Sports21,2,3,4
Wellness and Adventure Education 106Target Sports21,2,3,4
Wellness and Adventure Education 107Net/Wall Sports21,2,3,4
Wellness and Adventure Education 108Striking/Field Sports21,2,3,4
Wellness and Adventure Education 113Passing Sports21,2,3,4
Wellness and Adventure Education 244Technical Skills for Adventure Programming21,2,3,4
Wellness and Adventure Education 313Biomechanics33,4
 
Wellness and Adventure Education 347Adventure Curriculum in PE, Health and Fitness33,4
Wellness and Adventure Education 348Adventure Programing for Social Emotional Learning33,4
Wellness and Adventure Education 413Motor Development34
Mandatory Non-credit Bearing Workshop
Advanced Skills and Standards – Provided by
Project Adventure
 03,4
 30 
Optional Non-credit Bearing or Credit Bearing Workshop/Class
Level 2 Practitioner Credential – Provided by
Project Adventure
 03,4
Physical Education 210Lifeguard Training11,2,3,4