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Classes beginning at 4pm today on the WKU Bowling Green campus are canceled. ALL Thursday and Friday classes on all campuses are also canceled. Online classes will proceed as scheduled. WKU offices will be closed on Thursday, with essential personnel reporting.

WKU Owensboro closed at noon today (Wed., 3/4).

WKU Glasgow evening classes that begin at 5 pm today will be canceled and the WKU Glasgow campus will close at 7 pm.

WKU Elizabethtown-Fort Knox campus will close today at 3 pm and will remain closed Thurs., Fri, and Sat., March 5-7.

Should inclement weather make travel hazardous, residence halls will remain open until Saturday. Follow WKU Housing & Residence Life for updates.

The high school regional basketball tournament games scheduled for tonight have been canceled. Games will be rescheduled for Friday/Saturday. Follow WKU News for the latest updates. #WKUAlert

WKU Online

Program Requirements

A student is permitted to transfer a maximum of six semester hours from another institution toward a certificate program at WKU.
All courses available online.

  • PE 100 (3 hrs)
  • ENV 120 (3 hrs)
  • HMD 211 (3 hrs)
  • PH 100 (3 hrs)
  • PH 261 (3 hrs)
  • PH 402 (3 hrs)

Total: 18 credit hours

Course Descriptions
  • PE 100 - Life Fitness/Wellness: A study of the basic knowledge, understandings, and values of physical activity.  Laboratory experiences are required.
  • ENV 120 - Introduction to Occupational Safety and Health: An introduction to the principles of occupational safety and health.  A survey course covering the basic principles and techniques of accident investigation and prevention.
  • HMD 211 - Human Nutrition: Study of nutrients essential to human life and well-being.  Nutrients are studied relative to their function in metabolism, sources in food, and relationship to health.
  • PH 100 - Personal Health: Examines behaviors and environmental conditions that enhance or hinder an individual's health status.  In addition to exploring social and environmental factors, students are encouraged to think critically about behavioral choices that impact one's health.  Students assess their individual behavior in the light of current scientific knowledge concerning mental health; drugs, alcohol, and tobacco; health care; selection of health products; prevention of disease; nutrition; exercise; and stress management.
  • PH 261 - Foundations of Health Education: An introduction to the discipline of health education, including history, theoretical basis, comparison and contrast of work settings, ethics, professional organizations, and perspectives on the future.
  • PH 402 - Worksite Health Promotion: This course will provide specific concepts and skills needed in worksite health promotion using comprehensive health promotion and education techniques.  This course will also discuss policy issues, program planning, and special population interactions that are unique to the worksite setting.

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 Last Modified 9/24/14