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SPHS530 - Program Design for Health and Wellness Management

Course Details

Course Code: SPHS530 Course ID: 4723 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

This course examines administration aspects of health and wellness program design. Students learn to assess, develop, implement, evaluate, and modify health and wellness programs. Strategies for improving muscular strength, endurance, and weight-loss will be critiqued. Program design tactics and appropriate rates of progression will be analyzed for beginners and adult populations. (Prerequisites: SPHS501 and SPHS503)


Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
07/29/19 - 01/03/20 01/06/20 - 03/01/20 Winter 2020 Session B 8 Week session
10/28/19 - 04/03/20 04/06/20 - 05/31/20 Spring 2020 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, students will fulfill the following Learning Objectives (L.O.):

LO1: Apply current scientific knowledge to develop health and wellness programs for individuals and corporate groups.

LO2: Devise strategies to demonstrate and teach proper health and wellness habits.

LO3: Design a health and wellness program using goal specific measurements of fitness.

LO4: Appraise health and wellness programs designed to promote weight-loss.

LO5: Evaluate health and wellness programs designed to promote muscular strength and endurance.

NameGrade %
Forums 30.00 %
Introductions 3.33 %
Forum 1 3.33 %
Forum 2 3.33 %
Forum 3 3.33 %
Forum 4 3.33 %
Forum 5 3.33 %
Forum 6 3.33 %
Forum 7 3.33 %
Forum 8 3.33 %
Assignments 30.00 %
Week 2 Assignment 1: Wellness Coach 10.00 %
Week #4 Assignment #2 -Environmental Interventions at the Dow Chemical Company 10.00 %
Week #6 Assignment 3: Concurrent Training 10.00 %
Final Project 40.00 %
Final Project: Implementing a Wellness Program 40.00 %

Required Readings:

Weekly required readings are shown in the 8-- Week Course Outline (below). In addition, links to the required readings will be available in various areas within the classroom (lessons, discussion forums, assignments).

Additional Resources:

In addition to this syllabus, please review the course lessons, announcements and weekly discussion forums for additional resources.


In addition to the required course readings, the following public domain Websites are useful. Please abide by the university’s academic honesty policy when using Internet sources as well. Note web site addresses are subject to change.

Site Name

Website URL/Address

Fast Stats

American College of Sports Medicine

National Strength & Conditioning Association

American Public Health Association

Wellness Corporate Solutions

Global Wellness Institute

Wellness Council of America

National Association Sports Medicine

American Council on Exercise

IDEA Health & Fitness Association

Healthy People 2020

Centers for Disease Control

Book Title:There are no required books for this course.
Author: No Author Specified

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.