Health Promotion And Wellness

Yoga and Pilates. Organic farmers’ markets. Community bike paths. A renewed interest in wellness and vitality has prompted the health industry to take a closer look at how we move, what we eat, and why we behave the way we do. You can stay in step with the sweeping changes that are impacting our nation’s health by enrolling in Walden’s BS in Health Studies program with a concentration in Health Promotion and Wellness. Through coursework that examines the most pressing health issues outlined in Healthy People 2020, this concentration can help you gain the skills to be an advocate for healthier lifestyle choices.

Use your knowledge to empower individuals and communities to improve their physical fitness, eating habits, stress management, and interpersonal behaviors. With a curriculum rooted in the latest findings on prevention and wellness, you can learn how to inspire others as you enhance your own wellness.

Degree Completion Requirements

  • 181 total quarter credits
    • General education courses (46 cr.)*
    • Core courses (55 cr.)
    • Concentration courses (25 cr.)
    • Elective courses (50 cr.)
    • Capstone course (5 cr.)

Students may be eligible to transfer up to 135 credits. At least 45 credits must be completed at Walden.

This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion will vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 855-646-5286.

*Click here for required general education courses by program.

First Term Course

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code HMNT 1001 Course Living and Learning in a Technological World Credits (6 cr.)

Core Courses

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code HLTH 1000 Course Concepts of Health Promotion Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HLTH 1005 Course Context of Healthcare Delivery Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HLTH 2110 Course Behavioral and Cultural Issues in Healthcare Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HLTH 2500 Course Theories of Health Behavior Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HLTH 4380 Course Strategies for Health Communication and Wellness Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PUBH 4030 Course Planning Public Health Programs Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PUBH 4100 Course Evaluating Public Health Programs Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HLTH 3115 Course Public and Global Health Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HLTH 4000 Course Introduction to Healthcare Management Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HLTH 4200 Course Principles of Epidemiology Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HLTH 4205 Course Introduction to Research Methods and Analysis Credits (5 cr.)

Concentration Courses

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code PUBH 4000 Course Public Health Education and Communication Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HLTH 4300 Course Personal Health and Wellness Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HLTH 4320 Course Nutrition Across the Lifespan Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HLTH 4340 Course Fit and Well: Core Concepts in Exercise Science Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HLTH 4360 Course Stress Management and Wellness Credits (5 cr.)

Capstone Course

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code HLTH 4900 Course Capstone Credits (5 cr.)

Elective Courses

Choose 10 courses from general education, BS in Public Health, or other Walden bachelor’s degree programs. Your elective credits should total 50 to meet your program requirements. You may also be eligible to transfer previous credit to meet elective requirements. Note on minors: Electives can also be used to complete a six-course minor.

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