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Rochester, MI 48309-4452
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Wellness, Health Promotion and Injury Prevention

The Wellness, Health Promotion and Injury Prevention (WHP) program teaches students to live and promote a healthy lifestyle. These professional skills are utilized in health enhancement, disease prevention, health education, health and fitness, corporate and worksite wellness, as well as human resource practice and management.
Bachelor of Science
in WHP

This dynamic program equips students with a different kind of health care education – one that focuses on promoting health and wellness through management, complementary medicines, strategic planning and community engagement, to name a few.

With a Bachelor of Science in WHP, graduates are ready to pursue a variety of wellness-related careers including:

  •       public health educator
  •       corporate wellness coordinator
  •       community health worker
  •       health services manager
  •       human resources practitioner
  •       injury prevention advocate
  •       graduate study in public health, psychology, business, and more

Announcements
Become a certified wellness practitioner
WHP graduates from May 2006 onwards who attained an overall GPA of 2.75 may automatically register with the National Wellness Institute (NWI) as Certified Wellness Practitioners (CWP). Individuals who graduated earlier from the WHP program may also apply to become CWPs but need to follow a different certification path. Visit the NWI Website for more details.


New WHP course offering
WHP Instructor Lucy Sternburgh is offering a new course in Winter 2016 and Summer 2016. WHP 405 Mindfulness in Wellbeing. This course may be used as an elective for select WHP and HS concentrations. Discuss with your academic adviser to see if this course fits with your major concentration. For more information about the course please see the flyer.

Accreditation

The Wellness Health Promotion and Injury Prevention Program at Oakland University is accredited by the National Wellness Institute (NWI) Council on Wellness Accreditation and Education (CWAE), PO Box 827, Stevens Point, WI 54481, 715.342.2969.

WHP Student Society

The WHP student society is designed for students who are majoring or minoring in the wellness, health promotion, and injury prevention program. As a society, we promote health on and around campus. We also provide our members with several networking connections to assist them with their collegiate career as well as their future after graduation.

This is a fun society where WHP students can get together to discuss important news regarding their major or minor, answer each other’s questions, and find out about upcoming events or activities. We have similar interests that we can share in this group!
Core
Curriculum
The WHP curriculum is designed with industry experts to meet qualifications and skills needed in the health promotion fields. It offers students a broad-based introduction to this emerging multi-disciplinary field of study and provides a specialization within one of eight focus areas:
  1. Additional Major in Psychology
    • targeting psycho-social issues and human health behaviors
  2. General Health Enhancement
    • minor in psychology, plus possible additional minor
  3. Health Promotion Intervention
    • emphasizing legislation, managed care and human resources
    • options for different minors possible
  4. Complementary Medicine
    • exploring different healing traditions
    • options for different minors possible
  5. Injury Prevention
    • preparing for injury prevention advocacy
  6. Exercise Science
    • minor in exercise science
  7. Pre-Health Professional focus
    • preparation toward graduate studies
  8. Nutrition and Health focus
    • minor in nutrition and health

View and download the core curriculum.

WHP
Minor
A 28-credit-hour minor in wellness, health promotion and injury prevention is available to students majoring in other programs such as anthropology, integrative studies, health sciences, human resource development, psychology, or sociology. Several credit hours can be used to satisfy University General Education requirements. View the WHP minor checklist for the 2016-17 academic year or contact a SHS adviser for more information.
WHP
Resources
  • Career Options - This link provides a list of skills and qualifications related to the area of health promotion and wellness, which is useful in searching for active job advertisements.
  • Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) - This link provides information on course WHP 311 which provides training in the event of a community emergency or disaster.