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Health and Wellness, B.S.

The Bachelor of Science in Health and Wellness offers students an excellent foundation in health, science, and liberal arts. Broadly educated students with knowledge of contemporary healthcare issues and services are ready for employment in medical centers, clinics, community health centers, government health departments, fitness and wellness centers, and the pharmaceutical and health insurance industries. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, careers in exercise, wellness, and health promotion are projected to grow faster than average and job prospects are favorable. The rising cost of healthcare, an aging population, and concerns about childhood obesity have increased the need for individuals trained to address these issues. In addition, graduates may pursue advanced studies in fields such as nursing, public health, health administration, social work, and health information technology.

Our faculty are accomplished health professionals across many disciplines who have a passion for teaching. Their experiences, participation in professional organizations, and cutting-edge research across local, national, and international venues impact how students think about health. Career advisement is ongoing at New York Tech. Students have the opportunity early on to discuss possible career paths with their advisor and match coursework with anticipated future employment and/or requirements of expected graduate study.

Students are introduced to health and wellness concerns through our course in Community Health Implications. Exposure to myriad health professions is given in Professional and Cultural Issues in Healthcare, in which representatives from several health disciplines visit the class and answer questions posed by students. Introduction to Clinical Nutrition Practice gives our majors a firm foundation in an increasingly important subject area. Our more advanced courses include the study of Medical Terminology, Medical Ethics, Health Information Management, Healthcare Payment Systems, and Health Education and Promotion. Our program also includes a choice of two of the following courses: Lifestyle and Weight Management, Health and Aging, Exercise Physiology, Introduction to Clinical Cardiology, and Complementary and Alternative Medicine. With 21 free elective credits, students may take additional courses in areas such as writing, management, and communications. Senior year includes a practicum course where students work 60 hours throughout one semester in a healthcare setting with support from a course leader, and guidance and oversight from the Office of Career Success and Experiential Education. This capstone course ensures that students develop professional skills in writing résumés, seeking appropriate positions, interviewing, and learning about workplace behavior.

Students interested in careers in physical therapy, occupational therapy, or physician assistant studies should major in the B.S. in Health Sciences, not the B.S. in Health and Wellness. The former degree includes extensive science and math courses needed for applying to related graduate programs.

International F-1 students who successfully complete this degree are eligible for an additional 24-month STEM OPT extension to work in the U.S. in an area directly related to their area of study immediately upon completing the customary 12-month post-completion Optional Practical Training (OPT).

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