The healthcare industry is changing dramatically and healthcare organizations are growing more complex.

With Walden’s online BS in Health Studies program, you can broaden your understanding of the policies, organization, financing, and dynamics of the U.S. healthcare system and gain the knowledge needed to understand and anticipate the continuing changes in the healthcare industry.

Whether you currently work in allied health or are seeking to enter the field, Walden’s bachelor’s in health studies program can help you leverage your experience to take the next step in your career, giving you the opportunity to change your world and the world of those around you.

Designed by recognized leaders in the health sector, the online BS in Health Studies program can help you:

  • Apply multidisciplinary approaches to the study of illness, disease, and injury.
  • Assess and develop relevant solutions related to the impact of aging on health and healthcare delivery.
  • Understand how information technology can be used to support clinical and managerial decision making in healthcare.
  • Analyze legal and ethical issues related to healthcare delivery and clinical research.
  • Assess the context and quality of healthcare delivery within and outside of the United States.
  • Analyze key behavioral and cultural factors that impact health and healthcare.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of Walden’s BS in Health Studies program will be prepared to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of how the concepts of health and wellness relate to health promotion and disease prevention.
  • Critically appraise the context and quality of healthcare delivery within and outside of the United States.
  • Apply epidemiological approaches to the study of patterns of disease and injury in populations.
  • Evaluate study designs, methods, and strategies for data analysis used in health-related research.
  • Analyze key behavioral and cultural factors that impact health and healthcare.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how technology and legal and ethical issues impact the delivery of healthcare services.
  • Analyze the major advantages and disadvantages of an interdisciplinary approach to healthcare delivery.
  • Articulate critical issues in acute and long-term care from the perspectives of patient and practitioner.
  • Assess public and global health issues that transcend national borders, class, race, ethnicity, and culture.

Find detailed information for this program, including possible occupations, completion rate, program costs, and median student loan debt.

Note on Certification:
The Health Promotion and Wellness concentration in the BS in Health Studies program has been designed to reflect the Seven Areas of Responsibility for Health Educators outlined by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC) to prepare students to sit for the national Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam. Walden enrollment advisors can provide information relating to national certification exams; however, it remains the individual’s responsibility to understand, evaluate, and comply with all requirements relating to national certification exams for the state in which he or she intends to practice. Walden makes no representations or guarantee that completion of Walden coursework or programs will permit an individual to obtain national certification. For more information about the CHES exam, students should visit


Beyond The Classroom

When you pursue your bachelor’s degree at Walden, you can translate your coursework into practice by participating in an optional field experience, service learning project, or study abroad program.

Accelerate into Master's (AIM) Program

The AIM program allows you to complete your master’s program with up to 50% fewer credits, since you begin the coursework while earning your bachelor’s degree.

Undergraduate Pathways

Undergraduate Pathways offers options for increasing your course load to reduce your degree completion time.
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