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Health Promotion & Wellness


Impact the Local and Global Community

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.

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Health Education Certification

Because most employers require health educators to have Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES/MCHES) certification from the National Commission of Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC), all Health Promotion & Wellness majors are required to take this certification exam as part of their degrees. With a CHES prep course built into the HPW curriculum, you will have the opportunity to review, practice, and become prepared for this biannual exam.

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Health Evangelism Training

Health Promotion & Wellness majors who are interested in using health promotion in missions are also strongly encouraged to take Community Health Evangelism (CHE) training through available conferences, workshops, and online courses.

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Equipped for Jobs in Healthcare, Wellness, Education, and More

In addition to the general Health Promotion & Wellness classes, you can take additional elective courses in nutrition, health communication, school and community health, health psychology, and community health evangelism to support your career or graduate school path.

Reyna Eckel
Class of 2021
"During my time at Taylor, I decided to become a Health Promotion and Wellness major because I felt that the major empowered me to make a difference by learning day-to-day applications on how to enhance the health of my community. I feel like health promotion and wellness has become integrated into who I am and has given me ample opportunities to help and serve others."

Health Promotion & Wellness Curriculum & Degree Options

Students interested in course descriptions and academic policies can check out our Undergraduate Catalog.

Foundational Core

The Foundational Core 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. You’ll become a well-versed individual, equipped with critical thinking skills, a lifelong love of learning, and an appreciation for God's creation.

View Foundational Core Curriculum.

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