Develop a greater understanding of policies, organization, and dynamics of the U.S. healthcare system in our online BS in Health Studies degree program.
You’re passionate about improving quality of life for individuals, families, and communities. Our BS in Health Studies program can empower you to create the health behavior changes you want to see. Personalize your path of study—and even get a head start on your master’s degree.
Choose from three degree completion options, depending on your schedule and education goals:
Walden’s Bachelor of Science in Health Studies program empowers you with the knowledge and skills to help others shape a healthier future. A BS in Health Studies degree prepares students for increasing responsibility in nonclinical careers in fields ranging from public health to health education. Apply what you learn immediately to make a greater impact in your current job—or take the next step in your career.
Graduates of this health studies degree program will be prepared to:
As the population ages, the demand for healthcare services is greater than ever. Healthcare jobs are predicted to surge 18% through 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. In fact, this industry is expected to create more jobs than any other occupational group—approximately 2.4 million.2
Walden’s BS in Health Studies program can prepare you for roles in a range of settings. Career options include:
Potential settings in which you could work with a health studies degree include:
Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.
The amount of support, resources, and assistance available to students is phenomenal.
I love Walden’s mission of positive social change; it is so much of what I value. My joy is not just to have the diploma on the wall, but also to know that I have the capacity to make a difference.
I chose Walden because I was seeking a relationship with a university that shared my values—looking at education as a means to help improve the world.
1Walden University’s competency-based options are priced as an all-you-can learn model, where students subscribe to three-month learning periods instead of paying for courses or credit hours. Walden offers monthly starts, the first Monday of every month, for the competency-based option. If you start the BS in Healthcare Management, BS in Public Health, or BS in Health Studies program anytime in 2019, please note that the earliest you can complete the program is December 31, 2019.
2Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Healthcare Occupations. National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, do not guarantee actual job growth, and are subject to change.
Note on Certification:
The BS in Health Studies program with the Health Promotion and Wellness concentration 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 specialists 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 www.nchec.org.