Health Promotion (BS)
This degree-completion program, leading to the Bachelor of Science in Health Promotion, offers courses designed to help students learn how to improve the health of individuals and communities through appropriate planning, implementation, and evaluation of health promotion and disease-prevention programs. Graduates will be prepared to (1) positively impact the health and well-being of entire populations and (2) design intervention programs using a combination of health promotion and related organizational, economic, legislative, and environmental support mechanisms. Graduates typically find employment in public health agencies, clinical facilities such as hospitals and medical clinics, college and university student wellness departments, voluntary agencies, and worksite health promotion departments.
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The online BS-Health Promotion program accepts 20+ admitted students each summer semester; courses are sequenced to take into account pre- and co-requisites. This is a part-time (typically 2 courses/semester), 62-hour, year-round program; it requires 10 semesters (3 years + 1 semester). A minor is included in the program (online options include Business, Sociology, and Communication (beginning 2013). Students complete a 320-hour, local internship arranged in consultation with academic advisors. Because the program is delivered fully-online, students must have reliable access to the internet and a high-speed/broadband access (cable or DSL) is strongly recommended.
Applicants must present a minimum of 30 semester hours of transferrable, lower-division coursework by entry, and are strongly encouraged to complete an NC Associate of Arts degree, an NC Associate of Science degree or the NC Community College 44-hour Core before admission; the Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree does not meet the core requirement. A NC community college advisor can identify coursework required for one of the three core alternatives.
In addition, it is preferred that the following lower-division/foundational coursework be completed before entry, or must be completed by a specified point in the Appalachian program. Dual-enrollment in community college and ASU courses is permitted.
- BIO155 or NUT110; this nutrition course is delivered online to the HP cohort as well.
- Emergency Care & CPR, via several course/training options
- COM231 or ENG115
- CSC120 or CIS110
- BIO163 (5sh) or BIO165 + BIO166 (8sh total) or BIO168 + BIO169 (8sh total)
- Biology or Chemistry Sequence: Two courses (8sh total);
BIO111 + BIO112 or CHM135 + CHM136 or CHM151 + CHM152
- -- For the Sociology Minor, transfer the courses above
- -- For the Business Minor, transfer the courses above + ECO251 + ACC120
- -- For the Communication Minor, transfer the courses above + COM 110
A complete application (submitted online, fee paid, and all required supporting documents received by Appalachian; ACT/ SAT test scores not required) are due by the applicable deadline. Applicants who are admissible to the University will be invited to enter the program first-come/first-served - based upon the date their application was complete. Application information and instructions will be provided prior to the application period.
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Academic Program Coordinator: Mr. Chris Shreve
Advisor for upper division coursework – e.g. courses delivered to cohort and internship
Program Manager: Ms. Lisa Freeman
Toll-free Phone: 800-355-4084 ext. 2906
Local Phone: 828-262-2906
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ASU Box 32054
2nd Floor, University Hall
400 University Hall Drive
Boone, NC 28608