Kaplan University

BS in Health and Wellness

Kaplan University's Bachelor of Science in Health and Wellness program is designed to prepare students to pursue diverse careers within health care and alternative medicine settings. Read more about Kaplan University's Bachelor of Science in Health and Wellness program here.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Science in Health and Wellness

School Offering Program:

Kaplan University

Degree Level:

Bachelor of Science

Program Description:

Students enrolled in Kaplan University's Bachelor of Science in Health and Wellness program have the opportunity to study a broad range of heath-related topics to prepare for graduate study. In addition to addressing traditional health care practices, the curriculum covers complementary and alternative medicine, including the role of mind, body, and spirit in overall health. The program focuses on a baseline understanding of the human body, health treatments, and nutrition. Graduates could emerge from the program able to perform wide-ranging functions within health care and alternative medicine settings. Students have the opportunity to establish areas of specialty through the electives they choose.

Learning Format:


Program Length/Total Credits Required:

180 credits. Kaplan University defines an academic year as the time in which a full-time student is expected to complete three terms of instructional time. Full-time students are expected to complete at least 36 credit hours within the academic year.

Financial Aid:

Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Aid opportunities include military aid and federal, state, and private lending programs.

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

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

Major Requirements

  • HS 100: Introduction to Health Science (5 credits)
  • EF 205: Scientific Foundations of Exercise and Fitness (5 credits)
  • EF 310: Current Trends in Exercise and Fitness - Aging Well Across the Life Span (6 credits)
  • HW 205: Vitamins, Herbs, and Nutritional Supplements (5 credits)
  • HW 210: Complementary and Alternative Medicine (5 credits)
  • HW 215: Models for Health and Wellness (5 credits)
  • HW 220: Contemporary Diet and Nutrition (5 credits)
  • HW 410: Stress - Critical Issues in Management and Prevention (6 credits)
  • HW 420: Creating Wellness - Psychological and Spiritual Aspects of Healing (6 credits)
  • SC 115: Principles of Nutrition (5 credits)
  • 100/200-level: Major Elective (5 credits)
  • 300/400-level: Major Electives (24 credits)
  • HW 499: Bachelor's Capstone in Health and Wellness (6 credits)

Core Requirements and Electives

  • 100/200-level: Communication Course (5 credits)
  • 100/200-level: Mathematics Course (5 credits)
  • 200-level: Communication Course (5 credits)
  • 300/400-level: Arts and Humanities Course (6 credits)
  • 300/400-level: Physical Science Course (6 credits)
  • 300/400-level: Social Science Course (6 credits)
  • Open Electives (59 credits)

Post Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Students in Kaplan University's Bachelor of Science in Health and Wellness program could develop foundational knowledge in broad health areas. Some could be interested in pursuing continued education in the form of master's and professional degree programs. Completing a master's or professional degree program could help students enhance skills and expertise, broaden career opportunities, and take on increased work responsibilities. Certain professional programs may also help students prepare for licensing or certification examinations.*

Master's and professional degree options for graduates could include but are not limited to:

  • Master of Health Care Administration
  • Master of Public Health
  • Master of Health Care Management
  • Master of Health Science

Career Paths:

Individuals completing the Bachelor of Science in Health and Wellness program have the opportunity to develop a thorough understanding of human health, nutrition, and fitness. Students could emerge from the program with professional skills and expertise to help them pursue positions in traditional health care facilities as well as complementary and alternative health settings.

Graduates of this program could pursue positions that include:

  • Fitness specialist
  • Health educator
  • Nutritionist
  • Occupational therapist
  • Wellness center director
  • Community health program director