Spa and Wellness Management Specialization
Within the fields of health promotion, wellness and exercise science is one of the fastest growing areas of interest for both consumers and practitioners is alternative and complimentary wellness. The spa and wellness management specialization has been developed to prepare graduates for entry-level careers in the spa industry, which has been very successful in integrating alternative and complimentary wellness into its programming.
Many of the positions in the spa industry require skills in the business and management areas as well as the applied exercise sciences. This concentration is an interdisciplinary program which integrates coursework and field based experiences in the exercise sciences, sport management, and management and economics areas. Students who choose and achieve in completing this concentration will be well prepared for an entry-level career in the rapidly expanding spa industry.
- AEXS 337 Alternative and Complementary Wellness (3sh)
- HLTH 361 Applied Nutrition (3sh)
- HPER 479 Personnel and Human Resource Management (3sh)
- MGTE 121 Principles of Marketing (3sh)
- MGTE 150 Introduction to Business (3sh)
- SMRT 116 Event Management and Promotion (3sh)
In addition to the coursework it is expected that the student will complete their minimum 450 hour internship at a facility that utilizes and integrates alternative and complimentary wellness theory, strategies, and techniques into its programming.