As a Community Health and Wellness major at Hastings College, you’ll develop health and wellness-related knowledge, beliefs and behaviors that promote individual and community well-being. You’ll help make us all healthier and better connected!

Promoting healty lifestyles

You’ll gain the skills to promote healthy lifestyles to people of all ages and abilities and enhance everyone’s quality of life. You’ll develop a strong understanding of health and fitness, and build your critical thinking and communication skills that help you thrive.

Hands-on opportunities provide real-world experiences in a variety of settings, building confidence in your abilities to design, implement and manage health and wellness programs of all kinds. You’ll graduate with the skills to land a job and build a career in in everything from schools to public health organizations to worksites to nonprofit health organizations and more. You’ll change lives!

Nationally Recognized Program

erp 653 logo smallThe National Strength and Conditioning Association approved Hastings College for its Education Recognition Program. Hastings College offers courses that will prepare you for certification exams and careers in the field. One of these certifications is the certified strength and conditioning specialist that is considered the gold standard in the field and will expand your employment opportunities.

Go further with a Hastings education

Thanks to our small class sizes (most have fewer than 20 students!), and a student-to-faculty ratio of 15:1, you’ll work closely with faculty and your advisor to complete your degree in four years. In fact, most students who graduate from Hastings do so in four years!

Our block-style semester structure means you’ll take just one or two classes at a time — which really lets you focus more intently on each class. It also lets faculty devote more time to every student because they’re only teaching one or two classes in a block!

Create your future

See for yourself how we tailor your education to your talents and your goals. Schedule a visit and we’ll demonstrate how Hastings will inspire you to reach your potential, or if you’re a high school senior, apply today.

Graduate with experience

With internship opportunities at numerous local and regional businesses and organizations, you’ll build a network to jumpstart your career. Add in faculty and alumni connections, including contacts within SHAPE Nebraska (Society of Health and Physical Education) and other professional associations, and you’ll have a post-graduation leg up.

At every step in your path, you’ll appreciate the stepping stones of teaching, counseling, inspiring, supporting and guiding from our engaged faculty. It’s an experience that’s true to Hastings College, and you won’t find it anywhere else.

All the extras aren't extra

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Maximize scholarships — Yes, you’ll get an academic scholarship. But you’ll also get an additional “plus one” scholarship from the group, team or area you’re part of. It’s a great way to pay for school, but also find “your people.”

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Books included — Afraid of a $400 textbook? No more! We’ve eliminated the high cost of text books by working with our bookstore to provide all required textbooks. This will save you $1,000 or more each year.

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iPad  + Apple Pencil — We’ll set you up with an iPad and Apple Pencil — and help you learn how to incorporate these tools into your studies. From digital notes to pictures of lab setups, you’ll discover creative ways to use this technology!

Get involved beyond the Community Health and Wellness classroom

  • Alpha Chi (Academic Honor Society)
  • P.E. Club

In addition to Alpha Chi and P.E. Club, there’s always something to do at Hastings. Student clubs, service learning, Greek life, recreation and more make Hastings College a great campus for student life.

Find scholarships for Community Health and Wellness majors

Your high school achievements can both fuel and fund your success at Hastings. We offer a range of generous and renewable academic scholarships based on your GPA. Plus, we offer talent scholarships for everything from speech (forensics) to the arts to athletics. The result? Every student receives at least $12,000 in scholarships (but most receive more!).

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Becky Hamik
Rebecca Hamik
Assistant Professor of Physical Education & Human Performance and Chair of the Department

Success in Community Health and Wellness

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