Bachelor of Health and Wellness Promotion (B.H.W.P.) Major in Health and Wellness Promotion

Minimum required: 120 semester hours

General Requirements

  1. The Bachelor of Health and Wellness Promotion (B.H.W.P.) degree with a major in Health and Wellness Promotion program prepares graduates to take the national examination to obtain the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) through the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing.
  2. A Minor is required and must not be a Minor in Health and Wellness Promotion. A 2.0 GPA is required in the Minor in order to graduate. The degree plan below is based on an 18-hour Minor. Certain Minors may increase the total number of credit hours required for degree completion. Consult an academic advisor for a list of recommended Minors.
  3. Students entering Texas State with fewer than 16 hours completed after high school graduation will be required to take US 1100. All others will be exempt from taking this course but will be required to earn an additional free elective, if needed, to reach the 120 minimum total hour requirement for the awarding of a degree.

Course Requirements 

CIS 1323 or CS 13083
COMM 13103
ENG 13103
ENG 13203
H ED 13203
MATH 131513
Life and Physical Sciences3
Life and Physical Sciences3
POSI 23103
POSI 23203
US 11001
Select one of the following:3
BIO 243014
Select one of the following:3
H ED 23403
H ED Elective33
H ED Elective33
HIST 13103
HIST 13203
PHIL 1305 or 13203
PSY 13003
ENG 33033
H ED 331513
H ED 33503
H ED 43363
H ED Elective33
H ED Elective33
MGT 3303 or MKT 33433
PSY 33503
H ED 410021
H ED 46406
NUTR 3362 or 336413
H ED 466026
Total Hours: 120

While not recommended, previously completed courses in some areas can be substituted for the following degree requirements:


Students must complete H ED 4660. A 2.5 Overall GPA is required to enroll in the internship. H ED 4100 Professional Development, should be taken the semester immediately preceding the internship. All other coursework must be completed prior to the internship.


 H ED Electives must be chosen from:  H ED 1310, H ED 2338, H ED 3301, H ED 3348, H ED 3360, H ED 3376, and H ED 4347.