Health & Wellness (FOS)

Program Level: Pre-Majors/Transfer
Department: Health and Biosciences
Institute: Health & Biosciences
College: NLC

What is the Health & Wellness program?

The Field of Study (FOS) curriculum for Health and Wellness is the set of lower-division courses that will apply to the Bachelor’s degree in Health and Wellness, Community Health, or Public Health Education and Promotion, in Texas Public Universities.   These types of programs train students to design and implement interventions that may improve the health of individuals and communities, incorporating behavioral health, health policy, epidemiology, research, interventions for chronic or infectious diseases. 

What will I learn?

Health and wellness and related degree programs are considered interdisciplinary because a wide variety of course work is required.  This includes courses in nutrition, personal/community health, anatomy/physiology, and psychology.  In addition, health educators must be good communicators in both written and verbal format and have the ability to interpret data to enhance program design and development. 

What can I do with this course of study?

The FOS in Health and Wellness prepares students for four-year degrees in Health and Wellness and related degree programs.  Once a bachelor’s degree is completed, professionals may work in a variety of public and private settings including public health departments, health care, non-profit organizations, and employee wellness programs. 

...understand and appreciate human movement for personal expression and wellness through the lifespan