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Wellness Competency Exam

Students wishing to fulfill the Wellness requirement have the option to take the Wellness Competency Exam. If after two attempts you do not pass the exam (parts 1 & 2); you will be required to take AHS 101 Wellness.

Registration and Cost

The Wellness competency exam is administered on two occasions annually - once in the fall and again in the spring.
You are eligible to attempt the exam a maximum of 2 times over the span of your Wheaton College career.

2022-2023 Exam Dates 

Fall 2022 Thursday, August 25, 5:00 - 6:00 pm Meyer 133

Registration for the Fall August 25, 2022 exam will open on Monday, August 15 - and closes on Tuesday August 23rd.

Please register at applied.health.science@wheaton.edu only during the registration period giving your student name, student ID# and whether you are ROTC or an athlete. If an athlete, list your sport and coach's name.

Late arrivals will not be permitted to sit for the exam.
A $10 fee will be charged to your student account by the end of the Fall semester.

Spring Exam Date 2023 TBD

The exam consists of multiple choice questions. A minimum score of 70% is required to move on to the lab assignment portion of the exam.

Results of the written exam will be reported to the student within one week of the exam date. Students who successfully pass the written portion of this exam (Part 1) will be given instructions for completing the lab assignment portion of the exam (Part Two). These assignments (Activity Lab, Nutrition Lab, and Sleep Lab logs) will be due no later than 8 weeks following notification of a passing score, and will be graded within 2 weeks of submission, with both student and Registrar being notified of final overall results.


The following resource may be helpful as you prepare for the exam:

  • Walters, P.H., & Byl, J. (Eds.) (2020): Christian Paths to Health and Wellness (3rd ed.). Champaign, IL

Questions? Please email the Applied Health Science department at applied.health.science@wheaton.edu