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 credit hours

Admission Requirement

  1. All students pursuing teacher certification must apply and be accepted to the Office of Educator Preparation.

General Requirements

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. All Major as well as Pedagogy and Professional Responsibility courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better.
  4. 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.
  5. 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 

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 13103
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
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 23383
H ED 23403
HIST 1310 (American History Component Code 060)3
HIST 1320 (American History Component Code 060)3
Minor or Second Teaching Field3
Minor or Second Teaching Field3
PHIL 1305 or 1320 (Language, Philosophy & Culture Component Code 040)3
Social & Behavioral Sciences Component Code 0803
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