Students interested in educating their local and global neighbors and positively impacting their communities through one of the fastest growing and changing industries in the U.S. should consider Taylor’s Health Promotion & Wellness major (HPW). Upon graduation from this health education program, students will be eligible to sit for the certified health education specialist (CHES) national exam—prepared for an entry-level position in a corporate, school, healthcare, or community health promotion settings, or graduate school in health promotion or public health (MPH, MSPH, MHEd, etc.).
Blending the ideas of exercise science and public health, Taylor Health Promotion & Wellness students receive more than a Community Health or Health Education degree. The Health Promotion and Wellness curriculum will teach you how to assess the needs of a community, develop and implement health programs to meet those needs, evaluate the effectiveness of those programs, and become advocates for improved health resources and policies. You will gain a global understanding of health and experience community health, corporate wellness, and health promotion firsthand through interdisciplinary classes, applied research opportunities with Health Science faculty, and an international experience.
Students interested in course descriptions and academic policies can check out our Undergraduate Catalog here.
The Foundational Core is the key to Taylor’s total education. These classes will give you a big-picture view of how your calling connects with God's purpose for your life, engaging with ideas that will demonstrate how God has given you certain talents and skills to bring healing to the world. Each student who completes the Foundational Core emerges as a well-versed individual, equipped with critical thinking skills, a lifelong love of learning, and an appreciation for God's creation.