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- Health, Nutrition, and Dietetics
- Program Opportunities
Internships allow students to obtain relevant professional experience and to prepare for employment. Relationships with institutions have been established throughout the country. The department offers a variety of health and wellness internship sites for students.
Grow Your Future with Health and Wellness
Do you have a passion for caring for others? Do you like to share strategies on living a healthier life? If this sounds like you, Buffalo State College’s Health and Wellness Program may offer the perfect solution.
There are hundreds of job options in the health and wellness field, many of which do not require any additional education beyond a bachelor’s degree. As a health and wellness graduate, you would be able to immediately enter the workforce and start making a difference in people’s lives. If you decide to pursue a higher degree in the medical field, health and wellness will provide you with a strong, solid background on which to build. Read more to learn if health and wellness is the right program for you.
Distinctive Program Features
prepares students to become health and wellness professionals in community organizations, colleges and universities, and some healthcare settings.
At Buffalo State, students in the major earn a bachelor of science degree in health and wellness, prepares undergraduate students to assume roles as health/wellness professionals in private business and industry, community organizations, and healthcare environments. Graduates pursue careers as public health educators, community health educators, corporate wellness coordinators, and program
In the majors, students learn how to:
- Develop effective health and wellness programs for employees, community members, and target population group
- Demonstrate how exercise, nutrition, weight control, and stress management promote benefit employers by developing workplace safety and wellness practices
- Educate people regarding the causes, prevention, and management of disease
- Use knowledge of general anatomy, physiology, and biomechanics to customize exercise programs for fitness, metabolism, and weight control
- Develop a sense of professionalism by participating in applied academic activities including scholarship, networking, community service, and related disciplinary conference activities
- Administer effective health/wellness programs in organizations that advance preventive medicine and positive lifestyle habits.
Here are some of the other unique attributes that makes the Buffalo State health and wellness program a great choice:
- Community connections: The program is integrated into the local community which opens opportunities for students that participate in outside-the-classroom opportunities offered through the department.
- Excellent faculty: Faculty have expertise in public health, collaborative research, community health, health education, exercise science and nutrition.
- Small class size: Most classes within the health and wellness major have 30 or fewer students, meaning students get plenty of attention from their professors and have the chance to form classroom relationships with their peers.
- Real world opportunities: Health and wellness students are encouraged to participate in conferences, sponsor wellness activities, serve in support roles for health-delivery organizations, and participate in individual research and scholarship programs with faculty mentors.
The Health, Nutrition, and Dietetics Department sponsors multiple opportunities that enable students to gain hands-on experience outside of the classroom. Students participate in conferences, sponsor activities, serve in support roles for health-delivery organizations, and participate in individual research and scholarship programs with faculty mentors. Below are just a few clubs, programs, and opportunities available to health and wellness majors:
- Health and Fitness Organization: A student-run organization opens to all health, nutrition, and dietetics majors, health and wellness majors, and exercise science minors. Students design and implement health programs on the Buffalo State campus and in their local community. Students are given opportunities to intern or shadow in the fitness industry, attend conferences, and participate in field research.
- Nutrition Club: A student-run organization that enables students to listen to and meet dietitians in the community; host nutrition education projects for the college and community; and participate in community service activities.
- Phi Upsilon Omicron Mu Chapter: This is the oldest national family-and-consumer-sciences honor society in the United States. Selected students will participate in disease awareness events, fundraisers, and events related to nutrition and health awareness.
- Health and Wellness Student Association: Educates students through lectures, guest speakers, attending conferences, and field trips on ways to achieve a healthier lifestyle.