Online Bachelor of Science Degree in Health and Wellness

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Total Courses
Cost per Credit
4 years
Average Completion*
15–18 Hours/Week
Course Effort

Bachelor’s in Health and Wellness Overview

Come back stronger, ready to empower others to lead stronger, healthier lives. Earn your health and wellness degree online and move your career forward in a rewarding field.

  • Meet the demand — with the growing emphasis on preventative care, new opportunities in wellness-related industries arise every day.
  • Explore diverse approaches to health and wellness topics, including the integration of mind, body, and spirit.
  • Customize your degree by focusing your electives on a particular area of study, such as nutrition or health science.
  • Gain valuable real-world experience through an optional internship.
  • Learn from experienced health care professionals who are active in the field.
  • Shorten your path to a master’s degree with our accelerated bachelor’s to master’s option.

Gain the Skills That Employers — and Our Communities — Need

  • Provide support, encouragement, and education to help people get healthier and prevent illness or injury.
  • Evaluate scientific literature and research in nutrition, exercise science, health psychology, stress management, and complementary and alternative medicine.
  • Develop the administrative, ethical, and professional skills for leadership positions throughout the health care field.
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Practical Learning

Complete a final capstone project to apply your health and wellness knowledge and skills to real-world scenarios.

Purdue Global Is Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

The HLC ( is an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Admissions Requirements

You must be a high school graduate or possess a General Educational Development (GED) certificate or other equivalency diploma. You are also encouraged to complete orientation before you start classes. Refer to the University Catalog or speak to an Advisor to learn more.

What Courses Will I Take?

Courses in the Bachelor of Science in Health and Wellness explore diverse approaches to health and wellness.

You'll learn from experienced professionals who bring real-world knowledge to the courses they teach.

Sample Courses

  • Current Trends in Exercise and Fitness—Aging Well Across the Life Span
  • Complementary and Integrative Medicine
  • Contemporary Diet and Nutrition
  • Stress—Critical Issues in Management and Prevention
  • Creating Wellness—Psychological and Spiritual Aspects of Healing
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Program Requirements

Core Credits
Major Credits
Elective Credits
Total Credits

Upcoming Start Dates

We offer multiple start dates to give you flexibility in your education, life, and work schedules.

Earn Credit for Prior Coursework and Experience

The average bachelor's degree student pays $15k and takes 2 years to complete their degree.

Ways to Save on Time and Tuition

Purdue Global works with students to find ways to reduce costs and make education more accessible. Contact us to learn about opportunities to save on your educational costs.

Transfer Credits

Earn credit for prior coursework completed at eligible institutions, including community colleges.

Prior Work Experience Reduction

You could earn undergraduate credit for your life and professional career experiences.

Financial Aid

Learn about federal financial aid programs available for many of our degree programs.

Grants and Loans

Learn about federal and state grants and loan programs that may be available.

Corporate Partner Benefits

Employees of Purdue Global partner organizations may be eligible for special tuition reductions.

Military Tuition Reduction

Undergraduate tuition savings for military include a 55% reduction per credit for current servicemembers and 38% per credit for veterans.

Prior Military Experience

Earn credit for your military training. The average Purdue Global military student is awarded 54% of the credits needed for an associate's and 45% of the credits needed for a bachelor's.

International Tuition Reduction

International students living outside of the United States are eligible for a 25% international student tuition reduction.

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Career Opportunities

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, demand for health educators in the U.S. is expected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations due to efforts to promote a healthier lifestyle to improve health outcomes and avoid costly medical treatments. The Bachelor of Science in Health and Wellness program is designed to provide you with a solid foundation for careers in health settings such as hospitals, private medical offices, public health agencies, corporate wellness centers, college health services/schools, insurance agencies, pharmaceutical companies, fitness centers/gyms, and community centers.

Average Salary


General labor market and salary data are provided by Lightcast and may not represent the outcomes experienced by Purdue Global graduates in these programs. Purdue Global graduates in these programs may earn salaries substantially different or less than the amounts listed above. Salary and employment outcomes vary by geographic area, previous work experience, education, and opportunities for employment that are outside of Purdue Global's control.

Lightcast average salary ranges can be explored further using Lightcast’s SkillsMatch tool. Purdue Global does not guarantee employment placement, salary level, or career advancement.

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Take 3 Weeks to Get to Know Us

Not sure if Purdue Global is right for you? Experience a Purdue Global undergraduate program for an introductory 3-week period.

There’s no financial obligation and no cost to apply.

That’s the Purdue Global Commitment.

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Download our brochure to learn more about the Online Bachelor of Science in Health and Wellness and the benefits of earning your degree at Purdue Global.

Prepare yourself for success with a bachelor’s degree in health and wellness.

Our Students Succeed

Purdue Global is dedicated to preparing students like you for the careers of tomorrow.

This program equips students with the knowledge and skills to empower individuals and communities to lead healthier, more balanced lives. It helps create graduates who are catalysts for positive change in the world of wellness.


Jericho Leftwich


This testimonial was obtained by Purdue University Global. The views and opinions expressed are those of the individual; experiences may vary.

Get to Know Our Faculty

Purdue Global faculty members are real-world practitioners who bring knowledge gained through the powerful combination of higher learning and industry experience.


Faculty members who have advanced degrees


Faculty members who hold a doctorate


Faculty publications in 2021–2022

More Than 38,000

Professional development hours logged by faculty in 2021–2022

Statistics include all Purdue Global faculty members and are not school- or program-specific calculations. Source: Purdue Global Office of Reporting and Analysis, July 2022. 2021–2022 academic year.

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*Estimated Graduation Date and Average Completion: Estimated graduation date is based on the assumption that you will enroll in time to begin classes on the next upcoming start date, will remain enrolled for each consecutive term, and will maintain satisfactory academic standing in each term to progress toward completion of your program. Completion time is based on a full-time schedule. Programs will take longer for part-time students to complete.

Bachelor's Completion Time and Average Net Price: The average completion time for Purdue Global online bachelor’s degree students who graduated in the 2022–2023 academic year was 2.3 years. Average net price reflects charges for all graduates, including those who transferred to Purdue Global, after application of scholarships, tuition reductions, grants (including federal Pell grants for undergraduate students), employer tuition assistance, and/or military tuition assistance. Source: Purdue Global Office of Reporting and Analysis, July 2023.

Job Growth—Health Educators: Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Health Educators and Community Health Workers, National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, and do not guarantee actual job growth.