Health Sciences

Our programs prepare you for some of the fastest growing fields in health care.

Health Promotion and Wellness

The Health Promotion and Wellness major is unique to the Lehigh Valley in offering students a comprehensive liberal arts-based education focused on the physical, mental, and spiritual aspects of health and health care. This major will prepare students to help people improve and maintain their health and well-being in business, community, and health care settings. Some career-paths may include: smoking cessation programs, weight management programs, wellness programs in retirement communities, and in corporate wellness programs.

Health Promotion and Wellness

The Health Promotion and Wellness major is an interdisciplinary, integrative program of study grounded in the liberal arts that focuses on the biological, psychosocial and spirituality aspects of health and healthcare. The program teaches students how to live healthier lives and how to teach others to do the same, with the goal of ultimately contributing to a culture of wellness.

The Health Promotion and Wellness major at Cedar Crest College began in the fall of 2014. Previous students have gone on to programs that make use of similar preparation at Cedar Crest College, including:

  • Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Accelerated registered nurse to bachelor’s of science in nursing program at DeSales University

4 Year Plan - Health Promotion

Program Highlights

  • Each health sciences major is based in the liberal arts, providing a well-rounded education that prepares students to think critically and analyze more effectively.
  • Majors within the department of health sciences share a core set of classes, giving students a better opportunity to select the major that is right for them.
  • Each program includes advising that will introduce students to multiple career opportunities within health care and the health sciences.
  • Cedar Crest has an average 9:1 student to faculty ratio, allowing for more personalized attention.
  • Each program requires at least one externship and encourages internships, giving students the practical experience they need to find success in their chosen field.

Dianne M. Babbitt, Ph.D.
Chair, Health Sciences
Assistant Professor
610-606-4666 ext. 3609