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

Minimum required: 120 semester credit 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.
  4. The general education core curriculum courses are listed in the degree plan below along with the statewide component code number. See the General Education Core Curriculum section of this catalog for the Texas State requirements and options in the core curriculum, including Honors courses.

Course Requirements 

FreshmanHours
CIS 1323 or CS 13083
COMM 1310 (Component Area Option Code 090/091)3
ENG 1310 (Communication Component Code 010)3
ENG 1320 (Communication Component Code 010)3
H ED 13203
MATH 1315 (Mathematics Component Code 020)13
Life & Physical Sciences Component Code 0303
Life & Physical Sciences Component Code 0303
POSI 2310 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3
POSI 2320 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3
US 11001
 31
SophomoreHours
ART 2313, DAN 2313, MU 2313, or TH 2313 (Creative Arts Component Code 050)3
BIO 243014
ENG Literature (Component Area Option Code 090/094)3
H ED 23403
H ED Elective33
H ED Elective33
HIST 1310 (American History Component Code 060)3
HIST 1320 (American History Component Code 060)3
Minor3
PHIL 1305 or 1320 (Language, Philosophy & Culture Component Code 040)3
PSY 1300 (Social & Behavioral Sciences Component Code 080)3
 34
JuniorHours
ENG 33033
H ED 331513
H ED 33503
H ED 43363
H ED Elective33
H ED Elective33
MGT 3303 or MKT 33433
Minor3
Minor3
Minor3
PSY 33503
 33
SeniorHours
H ED 410021
H ED 46406
Minor3
Minor3
NUTR 3362 or 336413
H ED 466026
 22
Total Hours: 120