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Wellness Competency Exam

Students wishing to fulfill their Wellness requirement have the option to meet that requirement by passing the Wellness Competency Exam.

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.

To register for the Fall 2019 exam, you may stop into the Applied Health Science Office, Room 115, located in the Meyer Science building, beginning August 26, 2019. A $10 registration fee is due at the time you register. Registration closes Friday, August 30, 2019.


The following resources may be helpful as preparation for the exam:

  • Donatello, R. (2014): Access to Health (12th Ed.). San Francisco: Pearson Benjamin Cummings
  • Hales, D. (2011): An Invitation to Health. Wadsworth Publishing Company
  • Walters, P.H., & Byl, J. (Eds.) (2013): Christian Paths to Health and Wellness (2nd ed.). Champaign, IL 

2019-2020 Exam Dates (choose one)

Thursday, September 05, 2019 - 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 6:00 p.m.

The exam will be held in Meyer Science Center, Room 145 at 6:00 p.m. Please be advised that late arrivals will not be permitted to sit for the exam. You must arrive by 5:55 p.m. in order to take the exam.

Results of the exam will be reported to the student and the Registrar within one week of exam date. Students who successfully pass the content portion of this exam (Part One) 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 exam is a one hour exam and consists of approximately 40 multiple choice questions. A minimum score of 70% is required to move on to the lab assignment portion of the exam.

Registration for the September 2019 exam is open from August 26-August 30, 2019. You must register in order to sit for the exam.

Questions? Stop by the Applied Health Science office, Room 115, Meyer Science Center, for more details.