Wellstar College Academic Departments & Schools

Embarking on a journey of academic exploration and professional growth, the departments and schools at the Wellstar College of Health and Human Services offer programs to meet the unique needs and aspirations of our students. From the dynamic realms of Exercise Science and Sport Management to the transformative fields of Social Work and Human Services, Nursing and Health Promotion and Physical Education, we foster an environment where learning transcends boundaries and empowers individuals to excel. For those seeking inclusive educational opportunities with numerous opportunities for growth, the Academy for Inclusive Learning and Social Growth provides a supportive environment for students with skills and abilities to thrive in their profession. Discover your potential and unleash your passion as you navigate the rich educational offerings at KSU!

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Exercise Science and Sport Management

The Department of Exercise Science and Sport Management (ESSM) is an academic unit offering undergraduate degrees in Sports Science, specializing in Exercise Science and Sport Management, alongside pre-professional preparation options and a minor in Nutritional Science. At the graduate level, our department provides advanced degrees in Exercise Science and specialized programs in Prosthetics & Orthotics.

At ESSM, we foster a supportive learning environment where students explore their passions, engage in hands-on experiences, and cultivate the skills needed to excel in professional roles within sports science and management.

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Health Promotion and Physical Education

The Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education (HPE) offers undergraduate degrees in Health and Physical Activity Leadership, Integrated Health Science, and Public Health Education, along with a minor in Public Health and a Coaching certificate. These programs cater to a range of academic interests and prepare students for impactful careers in health promotion and education.

Additionally, we are proud to provide Instructional Physical Activity (IPAP) and Health and Wellness courses to the KSU campus community, fostering physical well-being and holistic health among students!

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Social Work and Human Services

Within the Department of Social Work and Human Services, we excel in qualitative and quantitative research, community engagement, and professional service. We provide diverse academic pathways, including undergraduate programs in Human Services and graduate programs in both traditional and Advanced Standing MSW tracks. Students have the opportunity to pursue a dual MBA alongside their MSW, offering a versatile educational experience.

Our department also offers specialized programs in Nonprofit Management, Social Innovation, and Child Advocacy Studies to cater to diverse interests and career goals. Accredited by the Council for Standards in Human Services and the Council on Social Work Education, our faculty ensure students receive a high-quality education meeting rigorous standards in their professional fields.

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Wellstar School of Nursing

The Wellstar School of Nursing is a leading institution in Georgia, offering comprehensive nursing programs to meet educational and professional needs. Our school boasts a wide range of offerings including baccalaureate and master's degrees, as well as an accelerated track tailored for students transitioning from other fields.

Our graduates consistently surpass national averages on state licensing exams, showcasing the quality of education they receive at KSU. Moreover, our nurse practitioner graduates demonstrate exceptional success rates on certification exams, affirming the rigorous training and preparation they undergo for their respective fields.

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Academy for Inclusive Learning and Social Growth

The Academy for Inclusive Learning and Social Growth offers a comprehensive post-secondary educational experience designed for students with varying intellectual or developmental abilities who may not meet traditional higher education admission criteria. Our program provides a pathway for students to engage as non-degree seeking audit students in university courses while focusing on social integration, career exploration, and skill development.

Upon completion, students will receive a Certificate of Social Growth and Development, highlighting their achievement in a supportive and inclusive learning environment.

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