BS in Health and Wellness

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The coursework in Kaplan University's Bachelor of Science in Health and Wellness program focuses on fundamentals of health and the healthcare field. You can learn more about Kaplan University's Bachelor of Science in Health and Wellness program here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

Kaplan University's Bachelor of Science in Health and Wellness program is an online program designed to help students learn about wellness, prevention, and complementary healthcare practices. The program explores different ways to educate individuals and communities about healthy living, evaluate scientific literature, and research wellness. Students also have the opportunity to learn administrative, ethical, and professional skills that can be used in healthcare-related careers.

What Are the Prerequisites?

If you are interested in applying to Kaplan University's Bachelor of Science in Health and Wellness program, you should possess an interest in health, nutrition, and fitness and be proficient in science and mathematics. Work experience in the healthcare industry is not required but may facilitate preparing for program coursework. Applicants to Kaplan University should have a high school diploma or GED and be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. Since the program is offered online, applicants should have access to a computer.

What Are the Course Requirements?

The Bachelor of Science in Health and Wellness program consists of a total of 180 credits. Credit requirements are divided between 33 core credits, 88 major credits, and 59 elective credits.

Bachelor of Science in Health and Wellness Requirements

  • Scientific Foundations of Exercise and Fitness
  • Introduction to Health Science
  • Current Trends in Exercise and Fitness - Aging Well Across the Life Span
  • Vitamins, Herbs, and Nutritional Supplements
  • Complementary and Alternative Medicine
  • Models for Health and Wellness
  • Contemporary Diet and Nutrition
  • Stress - Critical Issues in Management and Prevention
  • Creating Wellness - Psychological and Spiritual Aspects of Healing
  • Principles of Nutrition
  • 100/200 Level: Major Elective
  • 300/400 Level: Major Electives
  • Bachelor's Capstone in Health and Wellness
  • 100/200 Level: Communication Course
  • 100/200 Level: Mathematics Course
  • 200 Level: Communication Course
  • 300/400 Level: Arts and Humanities Course
  • 300/400 Level: Physical Science Course
  • 300/400 Level: Social Science Course

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Options

After successfully completing Kaplan University's Bachelor of Science in Health and Wellness program, you could pursue career opportunities with medical care facilities, gyms, schools, public health departments, nonprofit organizations, and other private businesses. If you have an interest in working in a specific area of health and wellness, such as fitness or nutrition, you could select related courses when choosing your open electives. Upon graduation, you could pursue these types of entry-level positions:

  • Health educator
  • Health counselor
  • Health and wellness coach
  • Fitness instructor
  • Personal trainer
  • Dietician
  • Exercise therapist

Advanced Degrees

Kaplan University's Bachelor of Science in Health and Wellness program could help you prepare to seek entry-level employment or continue to further your education at the master's degree level. Graduate programs could allow you to learn more about health science, including specialized areas like public health or health care management, as well related fields like nutrition and education. Here are a few master's degrees that you could consider:

  • Master of Public Health
  • Master of Health Care Administration