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School of Health Sciences

Academic Advising
3070 Human Health Building
433 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
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(248) 370-2369
shs@oakland.edu

Dean's Office
Human Health Building
(248) 370-3562
inhealth@oakland.edu

School of Health Sciences

Academic Advising
3070 Human Health Building
433 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
(location map)
(248) 370-2369
shs@oakland.edu

Dean's Office
Human Health Building
(248) 370-3562
inhealth@oakland.edu

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Wellness and Health Promotion

The Bachelor of Science in Wellness and Health Promotion (WHP) degree program in the Department of Public and Environmental Wellness prepares students to live and promote a healthy lifestyle. These professional skills are utilized in health enhancement, disease prevention, health education, health and fitness, corporate and worksite wellness, as well as human resource practice and management.

The Bachelor of Science in Wellness and Health Promotion is accredited by the National Wellness Institute (NWI) Council on Wellness Accreditation and Education (CWAE).

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Contact Us
Dr. Florence J. Dallo
Professor and Director
Wellness and Health Promotion
3146 Human Health Building
dallo@oakland.edu

Lisa Staudt
Office Assistant
3068 Human Health Building
lstaudt@oakland.edu
(248) 364-8855

Curriculum

This dynamic program equips students with a different kind of health care education – one that focuses on promoting health and wellness through management, strategic planning and community engagement, to name a few.

Course requirements and minimum grade point averages for the B.S. degree with a major in Wellness and Health Promotion can be found in the Undergraduate Catalog.

A cumulative GPA of 2.75 for the overall degree is required for WHP majors who want to register as Certified Wellness Practitioners (CWP) with the National Wellness Institute.

WHP Minor
A 28-credit-hour minor in wellness and health promotion is available to students majoring in other programs such as anthropology, integrative studies, health sciences, human resource development, psychology, or sociology. Several credit hours can be used to satisfy University General Education requirements. Contact a School of Health Sciences adviser for more information.
Career Information

With a Bachelor of Science in WHP, graduates are ready to pursue a variety of wellness-related careers including:

  • public health educator
  • corporate wellness coordinator
  • community health worker
  • health services manager
  • human resources practitioner
  • injury prevention advocate
  • graduate study in public health, psychology, business, and more

Job Outlook
One of the fastest-growing segments of the U.S. workforce, health and wellness professionals work in a variety of settings, including hospitals, nonprofit organizations, government, doctors’ offices, private businesses, and colleges. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment in this field is projected to grow 11 percent from 2018 to 2028.

Average Salary
The BLS reports that the median annual wage for health educators was $55,220 in May 2019. The median annual wage for community health workers was $40,360 in May 2019. 

Resources

Internship list
WHP Student Society

National Wellness Institute (NWI)
Become a certified wellness practitioner
WHP graduates from May 2006 onwards who attained an overall GPA of 2.75 may automatically register with the National Wellness Institute (NWI) as Certified Wellness Practitioners (CWP). Visit NWI for more details.