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BA in Health and Wellness

Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Health and Wellness is designed to prepare students for careers in community health, disease prevention, and health promotion. Learn more about this online bachelor's program here.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Arts in Health and Wellness

School Offering Program:

Ashford University

Degree Level:

Bachelor's

Program Prerequisites:

An academic background in healthcare or nutrition can be helpful to students wishing to enter Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Health and Wellness program. Some experience in a healthcare environment can also be helpful but is not required. Applicants to Ashford University's programs should be at least 22 years old.

Program Description:

Students of Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Health and Wellness program have the opportunity to study concepts and methods in various health-related topics, including nutrition, fitness, illness prevention, health promotion, and alternative health. Program coursework addresses public health services, prevention strategies, nutrition principles, alternative health systems, health education techniques, and health theories. Students will also explore the social, mental, cultural, and environmental impact of disease, illness, and other health issues. Concepts and theories are applied in the development of a research paper required in the program's final capstone course.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

120 credit hours.

Financial Aid:

Ashford University offers students several payment options, including cash plans, employer tuition reimbursement, direct employer billing, and military tuition assistance. Qualifying students may be eligible for financial aid.

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed each program, and other important information, please visit:

http://ashforddisclosures.com/

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Required Courses for a Bachelor of Arts in Health and Wellness:

Program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Ashford University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

  • HCA 415: Community and Public Health (3 credits)
  • HCS 334: Personal Fitness and Wellness for Optimal Living (3 credits)
  • HCS 323: Health and Wellness Promotion Throughout the Lifespan (3 credits)
  • SOC 313: Social Implications of Medical Issues (3 credits)
  • HCS 208: Introduction to Nutritional Concepts (3 credits)
  • HCS 321: Foundations of Complementary and Alternative Health (3 credits)
  • HCS 316: Cultural Diversity in Health and Illness (3 credits)
  • HCA 430: Special Populations (3 credits)
  • HCS 408: Methods of Community Health Promotion (3 credits)
  • HCS 412: Health Promotion Planning and Evaluation (3 credits)
  • HHS 460: Research Methods in Health and Human Services (3 credits)
  • HCS 498: Health and Wellness Capstone (3 credits)
  • General Education Courses (52 credits)
  • Electives (35 credits)

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed each program, and other important information, please visit:

http://ashforddisclosures.com/

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Graduates of Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Health and Wellness program could choose to further develop their skills by enrolling in an advanced degree program. A master's degree could be required for those seeking management or executive positions in the field.

Master's degrees that graduates could pursue include, but are not limited to:

  • Master of Public Health
  • Master of Arts in Community Health Promotion
  • Master of Arts in Health Care Administration

Career Paths:

After completing Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Health and Wellness program, graduates could be eligible for entry-level positions in a variety of healthcare settings. They could be employed by hospitals, clinics, community health centers, government health agencies, or nonprofit health organizations.

Positions graduates could pursue include:

  • HMOs
  • Hospitals
  • Community health organizations
  • Advocacy groups
  • Wellness centers
  • Parks and recreation
  • Wellness coach
  • Worksite wellness

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed each program, and other important information, please visit:

http://ashforddisclosures.com/

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