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Asbury announces 2 new majors

From staff reports

Asbury University’s Adult Professional Studies is now offering two new majors, Online Health Promotions and Wellness Program and the Online Public Health Program.

The university strives to provide the perfect amount of flexibility and freedom for the nontraditional student, all while creating a classroom environment of academic excellence and spiritual vitality.

The 2019-2020 tuition rate for both programs is $399 per credit hour, and with Asbury APS programs, students can earn their bachelor of science degrees in just 124 total credit hours. The university reports programming can be made affordable and accessible with scholarships and financial aid available. Both new majors will prepare students to enter the job market with opportunities to impact the world for Christ.

With classes beginning in January 2019, Dean of Adult and Online Learning Dr. Josh Fee said he looks forward to seeing how these new majors bolster online learning offerings. The University also hired Dr. Ketrell McWhorter, who has a varied and impressive background in research, in order to provide leadership for the programs.

“The thing that excites me about these programs is that the health industry is an industry that serves a lot of people locally, nationally and globally,” Fee said. “A lot of these people are hurting, and they are particularly in need of individuals who have a heart for providing care. When I think about people who have a heart for caring for others, I think about the kinds of students we want to release out into the world. So, I think it’s a great opportunity for us to achieve our mission as a university.”

In the Online Health Promotions and Wellness Program, students are prepared to develop and oversee wellness initiatives in hospitals, schools, businesses and organizations. Students will focus on graduating with the tools needed to teach others how to manage their health and implement important wellness habits into their lives and learn how to drive organizational change in regards to health and wellness promotion, as well as how to develop curriculum for community health initiatives.

Graduates can use this degree to work in positions such as wellness specialist, health promotion coordinator, health coach, wellness educator and prevention specialist.

The Online Public Health Program is designed for students who want to help affect and change surrounding health issues that impact both families and global communities. In this program, students learn to monitor and react to the ever-changing wellness needs of communities through education, research, practice and policy. Asbury’s Public Health program provides a launchpad for students looking to pursue graduate-level studies or work in the growing public health field.

The university reports, a bachelor of science in public health can take students career to the next level. Those who specialize in this major go on to work as community health managers, health educators, environmental health specialists, health services coordinators and public health analysts.

APS program classes are offered at an accelerated rate of eight weeks and the university works with students, along with those with families, so they are able to complete their degrees in just four semesters. Classes are taught by professors with terminal degrees who integrate faith and liberal arts values into the curriculum, assuring that students get the highest quality Christian education on the market.

For more information contact Josh Fee at Josh@asbury.edu.