The Bachelor of Applied Science in Health and Wellness is designed as a cohort career-oriented program. Our graduates will be ready to develop effective wellness programs within organizations to reduce healthcare costs, increase productivity, lower absenteeism, enhance employee safety, and improve employee well-being.
The degree program is designed for individuals with business or healthcare preparation and experience. The first 45 credits of the degree are fulfilled by entrance prerequisites. And an additional 45 credits of general education are completed before graduation as co-requisites. The second half of the degree program offers a professionally relevant curriculum that helps students achieve their goals.
Degree recipients should possess the skills and abilities described below:
- Apply knowledge of the chronic disease, health promotion, nutrition, exercise science, environmental health, stress management and wellness in the development of effective health promotion programming
- Assess organizational culture, and develop, implement, market and evaluate a research-based health promotion program
- Demonstrate proficiency in health education sufficient to earn national certification in Wellness Coaching
- Collaborate effectively in multi-disciplinary work teams in support of organizational goals
- Identify health inhibiting behaviors and promote evidence-based strategies of altering such behaviors
- Conduct health research, including applying research processes and developing research instruments
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 following courses, or their equivalent, with a grade point average of 2.0 or better:
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
- At least 45 quarter credits for the degree must be completed in residence at BC, of which 30 credits must be upper-division
To be considered for the Bachelor of Applied Science in Health and Wellness, prospective students must submit the following:
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