The competency-based curriculum of the Health Promotion Studies BS degree program at Western Connecticut State University prepares students for careers and continued studies in community outreach and education, clinical settings, worksite health promotion, public health, wellness coaching, sports and fitness, and allied health professions.
The core of the program provides a unique group process and experiential learning component to allow students to work together to plan, develop, market, implement and evaluate a health promotion program. Students choose content courses to expand their knowledge base, identify career choices and enhance their understanding of diversity. The capstone project is a 450 hour internship which deepens experiential learning and provides selective placement in local, state, national, or international organizations. The internship allows students to showcase what they have learned and continue the learning process as they create innovative programs applying what they've learned in the real world.