Child Development

A child’s early years are an ideal time to instill healthy behaviors and attitudes that contribute to health and wellness. This concentration helps you understand how a child’s cultural, familial, and communal surroundings shape his or her development as it relates to promoting wellness and health for entire populations of young children. Develop the knowledge and skills to work with communities and policymakers in a variety of roles that promote and support child development, health, and wellness.    

Degree Completion Requirements

  • 181 total quarter credits
    • General education courses (46 cr.)*
    • Core courses (80 cr.)
    • Concentration (30 cr.)
    • Elective courses (20 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 PUBH 1000 Course Foundations of Public Health Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HLTH 1005 Course Context of Healthcare Delivery Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HLTH 2120 Course Health Informatics Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HLTH 2110 Course Behavioral and Cultural Issues in Healthcare Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PUBH 3000 Course Environmental Health Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PUBH 3100 Course Human Disease and Prevention Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HLTH 3100 Course Ethical and Legal Issues in Healthcare Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HLTH 3115 Course Public and Global Health 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.)
Course Code PUBH 4000 Course Public Health Education and Communication Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HLTH 4000 Course Introduction to Healthcare Management Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HLTH 4105 Course Healthcare Finance and Economics 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 PUBH 4200 Course Public Health Policy for Social Change Credits (5 cr.)

Concentration Courses

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code EDUC 1004 Course Child Development Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code EDUC 1005 Course Child Health, Safety, and Nutrition Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code EDUC 1006 Course Child, Family, and Community Relationships Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code EDUC 4004 Course Children With Special Needs Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code EDUC 4005 Course Cultural and Linguistic Diversity Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code EDUC 3203 Course Infant/Toddler Mental Health Credits (5 cr.)

Capstone

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code PUBH 4900 Course Capstone in Public Health Credits (5 cr.)

Elective Courses

Choose four courses from general education, BS in Public Health, or other Walden bachelor’s degree programs. Your elective credits should total 20 to meet your program requirements. You may also be eligible to transfer previous credit to meet your elective requirements. Note on minors: Electives can also be used to complete a six-course minor. Although this program requires fewer than six elective courses, you have the option to complete a minor and graduate with more than the required number of credits for this program.

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