The online Health Promotion and Wellness (HPW) program is one of the five accredited programs in the School of Kinesiology. The HPW program was the FIRST online program offered by the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in the Spring of 2012. Students who complete the curriculum graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with a concentration in Health Promotion and Wellness.
All HPW program faculty are certified online teachers and several are certified course designers. The faculty are dedicated to ensuring the success of the students and were all recognized as 2012 Outstanding Advisors.
This online concentration gives students the skills needed to:
- Lead the development, planning and implementation of corporate strategies to promote employee or client health and well-being;
- Collect and analyze data to identify community needs prior to planning, implementing, and monitoring;
- Evaluate programs designed to encourage healthy lifestyles, policies, and environments;
Students who graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with a concentration in Health Promotion and Wellness are eligible to take the national certification exam to become a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES.)