Health Promotion, Fitness and Wellness (PHTH865C)


Course Memo

This course provides fundamental concepts of health, wellness, screening for risk, and the theoretical bases underlying behavior change. These concepts are applied to improving health and wellness in oneself, individual patient/client settings, and targeted populations/communities. The role of diet, nutrition, and exercise as medicine as it relates to fitness are emphasized. Students learn to assess the needs of a community, develop and assess health promotion, wellness, or prevention programs targeting adults at risk for disease development or injury, as well as targeting populations with special needs.