Student Learning Outcomes

Learning outcomes for the health promotion and wellness management program

Graduates will:

  • Apply at least one health behavior theory to a real-world health program.
  • Demonstrate the ability to conduct a needs assessment. (Public Affairs-cultural competence, community engagement)
  • Describe the behavioral, environmental, and genetic risk factors for chronic diseases.
  • Successfully identify appropriate programmatic strategies to meet the needs of specific populations. (Public Affairs-ethical leadership)
  • Describe at least three fundamental skills in managing a health-related program.
  • Identify the ethical considerations associated with planning, implementing, and evaluating health programs.
  • Demonstrate an overarching understanding of research in the health field.
  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of health education and promotion professionals.
  • Be able to effectively read and evaluate research articles and translate research into evidence-based practices.
  • Apply course content via their culminating research and internship experiences.