Bachelor of Health and Wellness Promotion (B.H.W.P.) Major in Health and Wellness Promotion (Teacher Certification in Health, Early Childhood through Grade 12)

Minimum required: 121 semester hours

General Requirements

  1. Students must apply and be admitted to the Educator Preparation Program in order to enroll in Block coursework and Student Teaching in the Junior and Senior year.  Refer to the requirements for Admittance to the Educator Preparation Program through the Office of Educator Preparation.
  2. A Minor or Second Teaching Field is required and must not be a Minor in Exercise and Sports Science or a Minor in Coaching. Courses toward a Second Teaching Field are recommended to improve job opportunities. The degree plan below is based on an 18-hour Minor or Second Teaching Field. Certain Minors and Second Teaching Fields may increase the total number of credit hours required for degree completion. Consult an academic advisor for a list of available Second Teaching Fields and recommended Minors.
  3. A 2.5 Major GPA and an Overall GPA of 2.75 is required to graduate. If declared, a 2.5 GPA is required within the Second Teaching Field and a 2.0 is required within the Minor to graduate.
  4. All Major as well as Pedagogy and Professional Responsibility courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better.
  5. 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 

COMM 13103
ENG 13103
ENG 13203
H ED 13103
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 23383
H ED 23403
HIST 13103
HIST 13203
Minor or Second Teaching Field3
Minor or Second Teaching Field3
PHIL 1305 or 13203
Social and Behavioral Sciences3
H ED 33423
H ED Advanced Elective23
H ED Advanced Elective23
H ED Advanced Elective23
Minor or Second Teaching Field3
Minor or Second Teaching Field3
Minor or Second Teaching Field3
NUTR 336213
Education Core:6
H ED 33213
H ED Advanced Elective23
Minor or Second Teaching Field3
H.S. Field-Based Block:9
Student Teaching:6
Total Hours: 121

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


H ED Advanced Electives must be chosen from:  H ED 3301, H ED 3348, H ED 3350, H ED 3360, and H ED 4336.