The Health and Wellness Studies minor provides a broad foundation in the concepts of health promotion and wellness education to encourage healthy living both personally and professionally. Students evaluate scientific literature and research related to health, wellness and disease prevention. Students can apply the knowledge they gain to assessing, planning, motivating and implementing health-promoting behaviors and cultivate lifelong wellness to diverse populations.
- Health and Wellness Studies
Internships, Research Opportunities and More
Students interested in health and wellness have the opportunity to apply their academic coursework in professional working environments through the Nutrition and Fitness Peer Education Service-Learning Internship, which can be taken for 2, 3 or 4 credits that count for the HWS minor. A weekly seminar course covers nutrition and fitness topics, as well as the development of professional skills. Students also participate in service-learning projects, peer education, outreach to the greater Binghamton community and research.
Some courses to consider in your first year:
HWS 233 - Stress Management
This course explores stress management through practice and theory. Topics will include recognizing stressors, the physiological and mental effects of stress, and the health of the individual die to prolonged stress responses. A variety of stress management techniques will be discussed and practiced including exercise, nutrition, breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, visualization, meditation, and cognitive strategies like goal setting and time management.
HWS 331 - Contemporary Health Issues
Explores health issues pertinent to a healthier lifestyle now and in the future. Explore the topics of nutrition, exercise, stress management, cancer, immunizations and sexuality issues, male/female anatomy, and contraception and STDs.
HWS 332 - Nutrition
Introduction to nutrition that focuses on planning a healthy diet by including balance, variety and moderation. In addition to essential nutrients, focuses on reading labels, making food selections to reduce the risk of disease, making healthful selections when dining out, weight management, avoiding harmful eating patterns and recognizing eating disorders.
Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
HWS 336 - The Science & Appl of Exercise
This is an introductory course in the science and application of exercise. This course will be useful for students entering the fields of exercise science, physical education, nursing, physical therapy, nutrition, athletic training, medicine or other branches of health and science disciplines. The student will study how exercise alters the function and structure of the human body. This course allows the student the opportunity to learn and investigate the amazing changes that occur in the human body when exercise principles are applied. This course is assessed a $30 fee upon registration.
For more information,
visit the Health and Wellness Studies website.
Request More Info!
We'd love to send you some more info about the Health and Wellness Studies program at Binghamton. Simply fill out the form below!