Community Wellness

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The Degree
Bradley’s Department of Family and Consumer Sciences offers an undergraduate curriculum leading to a Bachelor of Science in Community Wellness. A major in Community Wellness in an interdisciplinary, community-focused program that will prepare graduates to develop programs and materials to help individuals and community groups make healthy lifestyle choices. Through an innovative program, students will understand the concept of community wellness, disease prevention and optimal well-being. A strong background in the natural sciences and a required minor in either Sociology or Health will equip students to address community wellness issues, including healthcare, social, physiological, psychological and nutritional health. In addition and with advice from an academic advisor, students enjoy 15 open credit hours to pursue a topic of their choice or possibly a second minor. The major can lead to graduate work such as a Master’s in Public Health (MPH).

Opportunities at Bradley
Students interact closely with faculty and working professionals to gain experience in a variety of venues. Some choose to produce an undergraduate research project for presentation and possible publication. Outside the classroom, Bradley Family and Consumer Sciences majors participate in cocurricular, extra-curricular and cooperative learning experiences, including:

  • Study Abroad in Europe
  • Kappa Omicron Nu Honor Society
  • Various student organizations and clubs

The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences will choose two freshmen for the “Mildred Arnold Scholar” and the “C.C. Wheeler Scholar.” These scholarships for up to $4,000 per year are renewed annually for up to four years providing the student maintains a minimum GPA of 3.00 and completes scholarship requirements.

As continuing FCS majors, upperclassmen are eligible to apply for other scholarships for up to $3,000 per year. These scholarships have been established through the generous donations of our alumnae.

Beyond Bradley
Bradley Alumni in Community Wellness are competitive for employment/further education opportunities in:

  • Local state health departments
  • Agencies such as the American Red Cross, American Lung Association and the YMCA among others
  • Health education agencies
  • Corporate Wellness Programs
  • Graduate school