HWIH Curriculum

The bachelor's degree in Health and Wellness Innovation in Healthcare requires a minimum of 120 semester hours and can be completed in four academic years. The first year of study includes pre-professional coursework that is prerequisite to applying to the major.

HWIH students take prerequisite courses and the HWIH survey course, during their first year. College of Nursing professional advisors provide support to HWIH students for scheduling classes and to foster academic success.

Curriculum Sample 

Below is a sample list of classes a student will take to pursue the Bachelor of Science in Health and Wellness Innovation in Healthcare. Since university students need more than specific education to narrow the field, they also will take classes to complete General Education (GE) requirements. Because GE courses come from a variety of academic areas of study, this coursework helps students develop fundamental skills essential to collegiate success and allows them to tailor these courses toward their interest. Note: this sample represents one of several paths to a degree in HWIH.

Year 1
Course Credit Hours
General education course 3-5
Sociology 1101 3
Biology 11101, 1110 or 1113 4
English 1110 3
Psychology 1100 3
Anatomy 2300, 3300 or EEOB 2510 4
Physiology (EEOB) 2520 or Physiology 3200 3
Survey Course 1
HDFS 2400 3
Total Hours 27 - 29 
Year 2
Course Credit Hours
NUR 2102 Evidence-based Strategies to Optimize Health, Happiness and Well-being 3
HWIH 2200 Introduction to Health Literacy 3
HWIH 2210 Dimensions of Wellness and Resilience 3
HWIH 2220 Wellness in Chronic Conditions I 5
PUBHHBP 3510 or PUBHLTH 2010 Intro to Global Public Health 3
HUMNNTR 2310 or 2210 Science of Human Nutrition 3
SOCIOL 3306 Sociology of Poverty 3
BUSMHR 2500 Business Management 3
HWIH 2780 Scholarship for Evidence-based Practice 3
Elective 3
Total Hours 32
Year 3
Course Credit Hours
HWIH 3230 Coaching for Health Improvement 3
HWIH 3430 Integrating Culture in Healthcare 3
HWIH 3490 Health Program Planning and Evaluation 3
HWIH 3220 Wellness in Chronic Conditions II 4
HWIH 3490 Technology-based Health Promotion Strategies 3
General education courses 9
HWIH electives 6
Total Hours 31
Year 4
Course Credit Hours
SOCIOL 5629 Health Disparities 3
General Education courses 9
HWIH electives 6
HWIH 4300.01 and HWIH 4300.02 Practicum 10
Total Hours 28

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General Education List and Instructions

General Education Courses

Courtney Sowul
Courtney Sowul, current student

“This program focuses on wholesome wellness. We look at the entirety of an individual and the problems they face and we help them take steps in the right direction to become a healthier and happier person.”

NBHWC The National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching approved training program
This program is an Approved Health and Wellness Coach Training & Education Program by the National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching (NBHWC).