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BS in Health and Wellness

Purdue University Global's Bachelor of Science in Health and Wellness program is designed to give students the opportunity to develop professional skills for health care and alternative medicine settings. Read more about the Bachelor of Science in Health and Wellness program here.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Science in Health and Wellness

School Offering Program:

Purdue University Global

Degree Level:

Bachelor of Science

Program Requirements:

Those interested in this program should have a strong passion for helping others live healthier lives. Prospective students should have great communication and leadership skills as well. The minimum requirements for admittance into the program include a high school diploma, GED, or the equivalent.

Program Description:

The Bachelor of Science in Health and Wellness program is designed to allow students to develop skills and knowledge in a broad range of heath areas. Curriculum covers traditional health care methods as well as complementary and alternative medicine remedies. Students could emerge from the program with an understanding of the human body, nutrition, and physiology required in health care facilities and alternative medicine centers. This program also offers an accelerated master's degree option which can allow students to earn their bachelor's and master's degree at a faster pace.

Learning Format:


Program Length/Total Credits Required:

180 credits.

Financial Aid:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Purdue University Global's financial aid office for more information.

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

Coursework for this program addresses overall human health topics including diet and nutrition, stress, exercise, and aging. Students will also have core coursework in the physical sciences, social sciences, English, and math. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Purdue University Global to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Major Requirements (60 credits)

  • EF 310: Current Trends in Exercise and Fitness - Aging Well Across the Life Span
  • HW 310: Complementary and Integrative Medicine
  • HW 315: Models for Health and Wellness
  • HW 320: Contemporary Diet and Nutrition
  • HW 410: Stress - Critical Issues in Management and Prevention
  • HW 420: Creating Wellness - Psychological and Spiritual Aspects of Healing
  • HW 425: Health and Wellness Programming - Design and Administration
  • 100/200/300/400 Level: Major Electives
  • HW 499: Bachelor's Capstone in Health and Wellness

Core Requirements (33 credits)

  • 100/200-level: General Education Courses (3 courses)
  • 100/200-level: Math Course
  • 200-level: Arts and Humanities Course
  • 200-level: Science Course
  • 200-level: Social Science Course

Open Elective Requirements (87 credits)

Post Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Purdue University Global's Bachelor of Science in Health and Wellness program focuses on diverse areas of health. Some graduates may 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 broaden career opportunities and increased work responsibilities. Certain professional programs could help students prepare to sit 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 Health Science
  • Master of Public Health
  • Master of Health Care Management

Career Paths:

Students completing the Bachelor of Science in Health and Wellness program have the opportunity to study wide-ranging health treatments, body maintenance methods, and nutritional regiments. Graduates could develop professional skills to pursue a career in traditional health care facilities as well as complementary and alternative health centers.

Graduates of the Purdue University Global BS in Health and Wellness program could pursue positions that include:

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

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