Health Promotion and Wellness
The desire for healthier living and a well-rounded lifestyle has created a booming wellness industry nationwide. Learn about this growing field which uses principles from nutrition, exercise, behavior modification, weight management, science, and medicine to help people experience improved and more satisfying lives. Wellness Educators (also known as Health Coaches) work in a myriad of settings with employees, young people, and graying baby-boomers to maximize their quality of life, emphasizing body, mind and spirit. Research indicates that for every dollar spent in preventative medicine, $11 are saved in lost productivity or more serious health concerns, making wellness increasingly important to employers and Wellness Education a valuable workplace career.
Our Health Promotion and Wellness BS makes FSC the only SUNY College on Long Island offering this valuable and exciting new program. It's ideal for those seeking to help others achieve a healthy lifestyle.
New and transfer students will be considered for admission for the fall 2019 semester.
Anticipated career opportunities:
- Public Health Educator
- Health Coach
- Corporate Wellness Coordinator
- Director of Fitness / Wellness
- Community Health Director
- Health Services Manager
Graduates from the BS in Health Promotion and Wellness will acquire leadership, management, and collaborative skills to apply a multidisciplinary approach to the health promotion planning process. Graduates can work in local, regional and national settings and are also prepared for graduate-level programs in numerous health-related areas.
Incoming Freshmen Requirements:
Applicants must meet all admission requirements for FSC. Students will be required to have taken Integrated Algebra, Geometry, Laboratory Biology and Laboratory Chemistry.
Transfer Student Requirements:
- Minimum GPA of 2.50