Bachelor of Arts in Health and Wellness
Promote healthy lifestyles with your Bachelor of Arts in Health and Wellness from Ashford University. In this program, you will explore personal fitness and health evaluation. There is an increasing need for health professionals due to health care reform and an aging and multicultural population. The Bachelor of Arts in Health and Wellness explores the dimensions of health and wellness and their relationship to health status and disease and injury prevention.
What you will learn
Through a holistic perspective, you study the implications of positive and negative health practices impacting physical, social, occupational, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, and environmental health. You will examine major health risks and diseases affecting contemporary society, and explore the principal ways to promote health and wellness through lifestyle and behavioral change throughout the lifespan. Upon completion of your Bachelor of Arts in Health and Wellness degree program, you will be able to:
- Describe the function of the human body
- Examine chronic conditions and diseases
- Analyze lifestyle factors which affect health and wellness
- Assess the health and wellness status of individuals
- Develop personalized wellness programs using evidenced-based strategies
- Apply behavior change theories, motivational strategies, and counseling techniques to implementation plans of wellness programs
- Employ cultural competence in wellness programming
- Evaluate the effectiveness of wellness programs
BA in Health and Wellness
Discover the Bachelor of Arts in Health and Wellness. In this video, Assistant Professor Dr. Erick Cervantes explains what you can expect to learn during the degree program and how it will prepare you for a rewarding career in health and wellness.
Your Courses in Health and Wellness
Create healthy lifestyles with your Bachelor of Arts in Health and Wellness. Your online coursework includes nutrition, health program planning, and community health. You can also add a specialization to your degree to provide further focus to your studies.
To help students acclimate to the online classroom, you may be required to complete Introductory Course requirements. Learn more about Introductory Courses.
Major Course Requirements (37 credits, all courses are 3 credits unless otherwise noted.
Specializations in Health and Wellness
You may choose to delve into other areas of health and wellness when you add a specialization to your health and wellness degree program. A specialization consists of four (4) courses, three (3) credit courses. The Health and Wellness program offers a specialization in Health Care Informatics Systems.
Health Care Informatics Systems
Careers in Health and Wellness
When you complete your Bachelor of Arts in Health and Wellness degree, you will be prepared for a career in which a broad background in healthy lifestyle behavioral counseling is a must. Take a look at your potential health and wellness career options.