May 24, 2024  
2023-24 Catalog 
2023-24 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Promotion and Education, BAS

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Programs of Study

The Bachelor of Applied Science in Health Promotion & Education is an established career-oriented cohort program. Our graduates are prepared to develop effective health promotion and wellness programs for individuals, communities, and organizations. Our mission is to promote wellness and health literacy, improve health equity, and prevent injuries, infectious, and chronic diseases.

The degree is developed for individuals with an interest in “helping professions.” It uses multiple pedagogy and theories from health sciences, marketing, business, education, and psychology, combined with social justice principles to promote behavior change through policy, advocacy, and information dissemination. The goals are to keep the disease from developing, promote early detection of disease, manage chronic disease, remove systemic barriers, and build systemic support to increase wellness in all areas for all people.

The 180-degree program features 45 credits of health and wellness, business, or prerequisites, 45 credits of co-requisites, and 90 credits of an equity-focused - professionally relevant curriculum that helps students achieve their goals.

Learning Outcomes

Degree recipients should possess the skills and abilities described below:

  • Locate, use, evaluate, and synthesize public health information.
  • Understand the underlying science of human health and disease, including opportunities for promoting and protecting health across the lifespan. 
  • Apply knowledge of socioeconomic, behavioral, biological, environmental, and cultural factors to develop effective health promotion programs.
  • Conduct needs assessment to develop, implement, coordinate, market, manage, and evaluate evidence-based health promotion programs.
  • Collaborate effectively in multi-disciplinary work teams in support of health promotion goals.
  • Identify barriers to health and wellness and promote evidence-based strategies for behavior change.
  • Utilize public health promotion and behavior change theories to communicate public health information, in both oral and written forms, through a variety of media and to diverse audiences.

Program Eligibility

Successful planning for this degree is best done with an advisor or the program director.

  • Individuals must demonstrate completion from a regionally accredited college of the prerequisite requirements, or their equivalent, with a grade point average of 2.0 or better:
    • Health Science, Wellness, or Business-related coursework: 40 CR and ENGL 101 5 CR  

Degree Requirements

A complete description of the required curriculum is shown in the worksheet.
In addition to eligibility requirements, students must also achieve the following:

  • Completion of 90 quarter credits in the general program and concentration requirements, with a grade of “C”, or better.
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all coursework taken at BC and the courses applied to the degree, including credits transferred from other colleges.
  • All co-requisite and core program courses require a minimum grade of “C”, or better.
  • At least 45 quarter credits for the degree must be completed in residence at BC, of which 30 credits must be upper-division.
  • At least one course in either Prerequisites, Co-requisites, or core courses needs to meet the Diversity Degree Requirement  

Application Process

To be considered for the Bachelor of Applied Science in Health and Wellness, prospective students must submit the following:

  • Complete Bellevue College general admission application form
  • Pay admissions and placement fee
  • Complete the Bachelor of Applied Science in Health Promotion and Education application form
  • Check the program’s website for more information
  • For students planning to transfer credits to Bellevue College, submit official transcripts from a regionally accredited college(s) and transfer credit request forms to the BC Evaluations Office


For the most up-to-date information, go to:




Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Programs of Study