Health, Wellness & Sport Soc (HWSS)

HWSS 2000  Health, Wellness and Sport in Society: An Introduction  
3 credit hours  
Prerequisite: Permission of the Dean of Arts (or designate) and completion of 18 credit hours The minimum GPA to enter the program is 2.3 (C+)

Students are provided with an introduction to fundamental concepts in the social study of health, wellness and sport. Students examine specific content areas from multiple perspectives, including historical, political, cultural and economic contexts. Students consider the production and transmission of expert knowledge and the connection between evidence and public policy.

HWSS 3000  Experiential Learning in Health, Wellness and Sport in Society  
3 credit hours  
Prerequisite: HWSS 2000, 36 additional university credit hours or permission of the instructor

Students enrolled in this experiential learning course will undertake a placement with a community-based organization with an interest in health, wellness or sport. This experience will assist students in understanding how theory and research is used to develop policy, in decision making, and in planning programs and services.

HWSS 4000  Seminar in Health, Wellness and Sport in Society  
3 credit hours  
Prerequisite: HWSS 2000, 36 additional university credit hours or permission of the instructor

This seminar is the capstone seminar for the Certificate in Health, Wellness and Sport in Society. Students are provided with an opportunity to integrate their knowledge of the social study of health, wellness and sport, consider perspectives from different disciplines, and consider the connections between research and the broader public. Emphasis will be placed on the activities of government, the role of voluntary groups and agencies, and citizen participation. Students will complete a major research paper and learn advanced research and presentation skills.