Bachelor of Science in Health Promotion

Core Curriculum

All degree programs require completion of the Core Curriculum. A complete description of the core and its requirements is available in the Core Curriculum section of the Daemen catalog. Courses which satisfy a portion or complete a core requirement will have such designation indicated after the course title.

  1. MAJOR AND SPECIALIZATION: 66 CREDITS

    MAJOR: 31 CREDITS

    BIOLOGY AND CHEMISTRY REQUIREMENTS – NOTE: One or more of the course options and recommended courses used to fulfill Biology, and Chemistry requirements may exceed the minimum credits required. Should the student elect to fulfill the requirement with such an option, the excess credits completed will be applied to the Free Electives.

    Students in the Health and Fitness and the Community Health/Integrative Health and Wellness specializations: If you intend to pursue a graduate degree, the following courses may be recommended for completion of requirements: Biology: BIO109/L-110/L; Chemistry:  CHE101/L OR CHE110/L-111/L.

  • BiologySelect One (3):
    • BIO103 Human Biology (3) – CT OR
    • BIO109 General Biology I Lecture (3)- CT
  • Chemistry –  Select One (3-4):
    • CHE100 Chemistry for a Changing World (3) OR
    • CHE101 General Chemistry (3) – CT OR
    • CHE110 Chemistry I Lecture (4)
  • HPR102 Introduction to Health Care: Systems and Professions  (3) – CT
  • HPR103 Foundations of Health Promotion(1)
  • HPR208 Health Promotion and Education (3) – CT
  • HPR320 Community Health Education & Disease Prevention (3) – CT
  • HPR335 Critical Issues in Global Health (3) – CI
  • HPR353 Introduction to Epidemiology (3)
  • HPR415 Health Research Design and Methodology (3)  — CS; CT; ILIT; RP; WI
  • Select One:
    • HPR229 Holistic Lifestyle Practices (3)
    • HPR313 Principles of Health Behavior Change (3)
    • PSY308 Health Psychology (3) –CT
  • Select One:
    • HPR391 Professional Development*  (3) OR
    • CFE400/401/402 Career Field Experience** (3)

NOTE: *CFE97 is the co-requisite to HPR391

NOTE:**CFE400/401/402 is only permitted upon approval of application and requires CFE97 as the pre-requisite

SPECIALIZATION: 35 CREDITS

SELECT ONE of the following Specializations: (see below for details)

    • Community Health: (Select One of Four tracks:  Community Health Education OR Community Health Administration OR Community Health Principles OR Integrative Health & Wellness) OR
    • Health and Fitness

2.    CORE: 45 CREDITS

      • CMP101 English Composition (3) – CS; ILIT; WI
      • IND101 Sustainable & Critical Relationships (3)
      • MTH124 College Algebra (3) – CT, QL
      • NSC310 Biostatistics (3) – CT
      • PSY103 Introduction to Psychological Science (3) – CI
      • Communications- Select One (3):
        •  CMP 212 News Writing (3)
        • CMP 217 Rhetoric: Argument & Persuasion (3)
        • CMP 301 Professional Writing (3)
        • CMP311 Advanced English Composition (3)- CS; ILIT; UD; WI
        • CMP 312 Creative Writing (3)
        • CMP315 Advanced Composition for Health Professionals (3) – CS; ILIT; UD; WI
        • CMP 317 Journalism (3)
        • CMP 318 Writing for Media (3)
      • Service Learning course or SL Add-On (3)- CR; SL
      • CORE ELECTIVES: 24 CREDITS

3.    FREE ELECTIVES: 10 CREDITS

NOTE: Courses included in any of the specializations, as well as any other Daemen course offerings selected in consultation with one’s advisor, are acceptable. Courses used to fulfill the free electives may but are not required to have a competency.

TOTAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS = 121 CREDITS

Specializations

SELECT ONE SPECIALIZATION AND COMPLETE REQUIREMENTS AS INDICATED.

NOTE: STUDENTS PURSUING THE HEALTH AND FITNESS OR THE COMMUNITY HEALTH / INTEGRATIVE HEALTH AND WELLNESS SPECIALIZATIONS ARE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE 8 CREDITS IN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY. STUDENTS PURSUING OTHER TRACKS IN THE COMMUNITY HEALTH SPECIALIZATION MAY SELECT ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY AS PART OF THEIR SPECIALIZATION IF THEY CHOOSE TO DO SO.

COMMUNITY HEALTH SPECIALIZATION:

Students will select one track and complete all requirements in that track. Additional courses may be allowed with the authorization of the Health Promotion Program Director. NOTE: It is strongly recommended that students in any of the following Community Health tracks: Education, Administration and Principles consider taking BA/HPR352 Grant Writing (3) – CS as an elective.

TRACK 1: COMMUNITY HEALTH EDUCATION

HPR234 Foundations of Public Health (3); HPR305 Communicating Health (3); HPR313 Principles of Health Behavior Change (3); HPR330 Health Promotion Program Planning, Implementation and Evaluation (3); HPR331 Community Health Education: Outreach & Fieldwork (3); HPR338 Social Determinants of Health (3); 17 credits in Community Health electives selected from the two areas below (Community Health Administration Electives and General Community Health Electives)  and with advisor’s approval.

TRACK 2: COMMUNITY HEALTH ADMINISTRATION

Choose 1 out of 3 courses:

  • BA211 Effective Business Communications (3)
  • BA220 Diversity and Cross- Cultural Management (3) – AA; WI
  • MGT208 Principles of Management (3)
AND Complete the following:

ACC225 Financial Accounting (3) – CT; HPR234 Foundations of Public Health (3); HPR/MGT311 Non Profit Management (3); HPR/BA314 Health Policy (3); HPR330 Health Promotion Program Planning, Implementation and Evaluation (3); HPR338 Social Determinants of Health (3); HPR/MGT219 Health Systems Management (3); 11 credits in Community Health electives selected from the two areas below (Community Health Administration Electives and General Community Health Electives) and with advisor’s approval.

TRACK 3: COMMUNITY HEALTH PRINCIPLES

HPR234 Foundations of Public Health (3); HPR338 Social Determinants of Health (3)

29 credits selected from the two areas below (Community Health Administration Electives and General Community Health Electives) and with advisor’s approval. A minimum of 6 credits must be selected from each of the TWO areas.

TRACK 4: Integrative Health and Wellness

Complete 35 credits as follows:

Required Courses: BIO117 Human Nutrition (3); BIO207/L-208/L Anatomy & Physiology I-II (4/0-4/0) OR BIO330/L-340/L General Anatomy/General Physiology (4/0-4/-0); HPR200 CPR and Emergency Health Care (2); HPR201 Survey of Eastern & Western Complementary Medical Approaches (3); HPR 209 Whole Food Nutrition and Living (2); HPR229 Holistic Lifestyle Practices (3)

AND COMPLETE 6 CREDITS FROM THE FOLLOWING: BA211 Effective Business Communications (3) – WI; BA250 Entrepreneurship (3); ENTR201 The Entrepreneurial Mindset (3) – CT; ENTR301 The Entrepreneurial Skill Set (3) – CT; HPR234 Foundations of Public Health (3); HPR301/L Physiology of Exercise & Cardiopulmonary Assessment (3/0); HPR309 Community Health Nutrition (3); HPR313 Principles of Health Behavior Change (3); HPR317/L Human Motion: Principles and Perspectives (4/0); HPR330 Health Promotion Program Planning, Implementation and Evaluation (3); HSC/NUR233 Herbs, Drugs, Supplements and the Body (3); BA/HPR352 Grant Writing (3) – CS; MGT208 Principles of Management (3); MKT209 Principles of Marketing (3); NUR/PHI222 Healing, Holism & Spirituality in Health Care (3) – AA.

AND COMPLETE 8 CREDITS FROM THE FOLLOWING:

HPR202 Foundations of Meditation & Mental Imagery (2); HPR207: Introduction to Ayurvedic Medicine (2) HPR213 Foundations of Yoga (2) – AA; HPR 214 Introduction to Tai Chi (1)- AA;HPR221 Introduction to Chakra System (1); HPR222 Reiki (1); HPR224 Qi Gong Healing Method (1) – AA;HPR230 Herbal Studies (3); HPR231 Aromatherapy (1); HPR232 Foundations of Homeopathy (2); HPR233 Introduction to Naturopathy (2); HPR303 Traditional Chinese Medicine (3)

Community Health Administration Electives:

ACC225 Financial Accounting (3) – CT; BA210 Legal Environment of Business (3); BA211 Effective Business Communications (3); BA220 Diversity and Cross-Cultural Management (3) – AA; WI; BA350 Business Law I (3); HPR/MGT311 Non Profit Management (3) HSC/NUR323 The Health Care Professional and Computers (3); HPR330 Health Promotion Program Planning, Implementation and Evaluation (3); HPR/MGT219 Health Systems Management (3); HSM302 Health and Administrative Law (3); BA/HPR352 Grant Writing (3) – CS; MGT208 Principles of Management (3); MGT260 Introduction to Sport Management (3) – CT; MGT312 Human Resource Management (3); MGT321 Organizational Behavior and Theory (3); MKT209 Principles of Marketing (3); MKT312 Promotional Strategies (3); MKT313 Customer Relations (3); SOC/SW243 Child Welfare Policy & Services (3)

General Community Health Electives:

ABA248/L Elements of Behavior Change and Specific Behavior Change Procedures (3+1); ABA249 Intervention and Behavior Change: techniques, Structures and Implementation (3); ABA250 Research Methods, Ethics and Professional Conduct in Applied Behavior Analysis (1); BIO117 Human Nutrition (3); BIO207/L-208/L Anatomy & Physiology I-II (4/0-4/0); BIO330/L General Anatomy (4/0); BIO340/L General Physiology (4/0); CA 205 Oral and Visual Presentation (3);  EDU 203 Learning Theory (3); EDU237 Instructional Design: Theory & Practice (3); EDU313 Foundations of Education (3); EDU319 Assessment Methods in Education (3) – ILIT; WI;HPR105 Introduction to Weight Training (1); HPR106 Introduction to Core Strengthening (1); HPR200 CPR and Emergency Health Care (2); HPR201 Survey of Eastern & Western Complementary Medical Approaches (3);HPR205 Healthy Eating and Body Image (2);  HPR206 Cardiovascular Health Education (2);  HPR209: Whole Food Nutrition and Living (2); HPR213 Foundations of Yoga (2) – AA; HPR 214 Introduction to Tai Chi (1)- AA; HPR202 Foundation of Meditation and Guided Imagery (2); HPR216 Sexual Health Education (3);  HPR221 Introduction to the Chakra System (1); HPR224 Qi Gong Healing Method (1) – AA;  HPR229 Holistic Lifestyle Practices (3); HPR308 Environmental Health (3) – CT; HPR305 Communicating Health (3); HPR309 Community Health Nutrition (3); HPR313 Principles of Health Behavior Change (3);  HPR331 Community Health Education: Outreach & Fieldwork (3); HSC 112 Health Promotion Across the Lifespan (3)CI;  IND 123 Introduction to Sustainable Communities (3); IND 214 Environmental Education in the Community (3); IND 215 Service Learning for Refugees Studies (3); IND 233 History and Politics of Poverty and Homelessness (3); IND /SUST 338 Food and Agriculture Issues (3); IND /SUST 351 Urban Planning and Community Development (3); LIT 329 Imagining Trauma (3); NUR/PHI222 Healing, Holism & Spirituality in Health Care (3) – AA; NUR316 Holistic Perspectives (3) – CS; PHI203 The Question of the Human (3) – AA; PHI209 Science & Values (3); PHI 213 Reflections on Contemporary Moral Issues (3) ME; PHI321 Medical Ethics (3) – ME; PHI326 The Meaning of Care in a Technological Society (3) – CI; PSC114 Local and State Government (3)- CR; PSC213 Sustainability and Third World Development (3) – CI; PSC214 Introduction to Refugee Studies (3) – CI; PSC325 Local Government Reform and Community Renewal (3) – CR, CT; PSY209 Sexuality and Psychology of Love (3); PSY210 Social Psychology (3); PSY212 Developmental Psychology: Infancy through Childhood (3) – CT; PSY214 Psychology of Adolescence (3) – CT; PSY215 Cognitive Psychology : Learning, Thinking and Problem Solving (3); PSY216 Principles of Learning and Behavior Modification (3); PSY219* The Psychology of Mental Illness (3) – CT; PSY220 Life Span Development; PSY231 Behavior Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence (3); PSY304 Counseling and Interviewing (3); PSY306 Forensic Psychology (3) – CT; PSY308 Health Psychology (3) – CT;  PSY309 Assessment in Psychology & Education (3); PSY312 Psychology of Adult Development & Aging (3) – CT;   PSY 380 Drugs and Behavior (3) CT; SED270 Introduction to the Nature & Educational Needs of Students with Disabilities (3);  SOC 201 Introductory Sociology (3)- CT; SOC209 Social Problems (3) – CT; SW/SOC217* Alcoholism, Substance Abuses & Other Addictions (3); SOC224 Ethnicity, Race & Cultural Diversity (3) – AA; WI; SW226 Adolescence: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Understanding & Treatment of Adolescents (3); SOC/SW 232 The Aging Process: An Introduction to Gerontology (3); SOC/SW243 Child Welfare Policy & Services (3); SOC303 Sociology of the Family (3) – CT; WI; SOC 304 Social Class and Inequality (3) CT; SOC /SW 307 The Juvenile Justice System (3); SW/SOC327 Death, Dying and Bereavement (3);  SOC328 Basic Training in Military Culture (3) CI, ME; SOC/SW411 Contemporary Issues in Mental Health (3); SPA110 Spanish for Health Professions (3); SPA210 Advanced Spanish for the Health Professional; WST215 Introduction to Women’s Studies (3)- CT; WST216 Women’s Worlds: Global Issues in Women’s Studies (3)CI, CT;ME; WST320 Gender and Policy in the US (3) CT

HEALTH AND FITNESS  SPECIALIZATION:

COMPLETE 35 CREDITS AS FOLLOWS:

Required Courses:  BIO117 Human Nutrition (3); BIO207/L-208/L Anatomy & Physiology I-II (4/0-4/0) OR BIO330/L-340/L General Anatomy/General Physiology (4/0-4/0); HPR200 CPR and Emergency Health Care (2); HPR301/L Physiology of Exercise & Cardiopulmonary Assessment (3/0); HPR317/L Human Motion: Principles and Perspectives (4/0); HPR332/L Strength & Conditioning (3/0); HPR340/L Musculoskeletal Fitness Assessment (3/0); HPR350/L Fitness Training and Exercise Prescription (3/0).

AND 6 CREDITS OF ELECTIVES SELECTED FROM THE FOLLOWING: ATH101 Introduction to Athletic Training (1); BA250 Entrepreneurship (3); ENTR201 The Entrepreneurial Mindset (3) – CT; ENTR301 The Entrepreneurial Skill Set (3) – CT; HPR105 Introduction to Weight Training (1); HPR106 Introduction to Core Strengthening (1); HPR205 Healthy Eating and Body Image (2); HPR206 Cardiovascular Health Education (2); HPR209: Whole Food Nutrition and Living (2); HPR213 Foundations of Yoga (2) – AA; HPR 214 Introduction to Tai Chi (1)- AA; HPR224 Qi Gong Healing Method (1) – AA;  HPR229 Holistic Lifestyle Practices (3); HPR234 Foundations of Public Health (3); HPR313 Principles of Health Behavior Change (3); HPR330 Health Promotion Planning, Implementation and Evaluation (3); HPR338 Social Determinants of Health (3); HSC/NUR233 Herbs, Drugs, Supplements and the Body (3); IND249 Performance Enhancement (3) – CR; MGT260 Introduction to Sport Management (3) – CT.

Admission to Upper Division Requirements

  1. Students must successfully complete Biology and Chemistry,  Service Learning, CMP101, MTH124 (or equivalent), PSY103, HPR102, HPR103, HPR208 and HPR320, with a grade of C or higher before advancing.
  2. Only one course repeat is allowed for HPR103.
  3. Students must achieve a grade of C or higher in all courses in the Health Promotion portion of the curriculum, including Major requirements and Specialization. Students may not have any courses in this area which need to be retaken in order to earn the minimum grade of C or better.
  4. A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.00.

Graduation Requirements

  1. A minimum grade of C or higher in all courses in Health Promotion portion of the curriculum including all courses in the Major and the Specialization, and the required NSC310 course in the core.
  2. A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.00.

Suggested Course Sequence

Access the suggested course sequence for the BS, Health Promotion, from the Health Promotion Department web page or from the Program Plans site on the Registrar’s web page.