Create Social Change Through Health Promotion With a BS in Health Studies From Walden

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.

Influence the health and well-being of diverse populations with Walden’s bachelor’s in health studies program. Apply what you learn immediately to make a greater impact in your current job—or take the next step in your career.

As a student in Walden’s online BS in Health Studies degree program, you’ll benefit from:

  • Curriculum that ensures you’re building competencies essential to today’s health-related occupations, including health promotion, program evaluation, and communication skills.
  • Coursework that prepares you to take the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam.
  • Flexibility and pacing that fits your busy life.

A Faster Path to Your Master’s Degree

Our BS in Health Studies program offers an optional Accelerate Into Master’s (AIM) concentration. AIM allows you to take master’s-level classes as a bachelor’s student, earning credits that will transfer into the Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA), MS in Health Education and Promotion, or other master’s program, saving you time and money.

Learning Outcomes

Our online BS in Health Studies degree program helps prepare graduates to:

  • Evaluate health and wellness promotion initiatives.
  • Critically appraise the context and quality of healthcare delivery within and outside of the United States.
  • Evaluate health-related research and research methods.
  • Explain how a variety of factors (including behavioral theories, social and cultural factors and epidemiological principles) impact health.
  • Assess public and global health issues across class, race, ethnicity, and culture.
  • Demonstrate the skills needed to create effective health programs and services (inclusive of program planning, healthcare management, and program evaluation).
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills necessary to advance social change in health education and promotion.

Career Impact

Make a Difference in a Variety of Career Roles

With demand growing for highly trained professionals throughout the industry, Walden’s BS in Health Studies program can help prepare you for rewarding allied health roles in a range of settings, including:

  • Wellness centers
  • Hospitals
  • Nonprofits
  • Nursing/residential care facilities
  • Outpatient care centers
  • Health charities/foundations
  • Group homes

Career options include:

  • Health promoter/health advisor
  • Community health worker
  • Worksite wellness coordinator
  • Teacher/coach
  • lifestyle coach
  • Pharmaceutical/medical salesperson

Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.

Reach Your Potential

With a bachelor’s degree from Walden, you’ll have the tools you need to succeed. Take this crucial step in your career path and prepare yourself for additional study that can lead to a master’s degree in health education and promotion or public health.

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


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.


JImmy Watson

Jimmy Watson

BS in Health Studies Graduate / MHA Student
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.
Kahla D. LaPlante PhD in Health Services Student
Kahla LaPlante
Jonas Nguh PhD in Public Health / BSN Graduate
Jonas Nguh
Melissa Thomas MPH and PhD in Public Health Graduate
Melissa Thomas

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

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