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Bachelor of Science Degree in Health and Wellness

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With the growing emphasis on preventative health care, new opportunities in the health care and wellness related industries are emerging every day. The Bachelor of Science in Health and Wellness at Purdue Global provides the relevant curriculum and broad perspective to prepare students for careers in this rewarding field.

Professionals with knowledge and training in health and wellness can provide support, encouragement, and education to help people live healthier lives and prevent illness or injury. If you are interested in a mind-body-spirit approach to health and wellness, then our online health and wellness degree may be just the program for you.

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Stackable Degree Option

The accelerated master's degree option allows you to work toward your bachelor’s degree while simultaneously completing courses in a master's degree program. Learn more below.

Bachelor of Science in Health and Wellness Program Highlights

In this program you will study various approaches to health and wellness in addition to the concepts, values, and applications of this exciting field of health science.

Your online health and wellness courses will focus on:

  • Evaluating scientific literature and research in wellness, prevention, and complementary health care
  • Using your knowledge to educate individuals and communities
  • Developing the administrative, ethical, and professional skills for leadership positions throughout the health care field
  • Completing an original comprehensive capstone project that demonstrates your ability to apply your health and wellness knowledge and skills to real-world scenarios
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Fast Track to Your Degree

Students enrolled in a School of Health Sciences bachelor’s degree program can choose to complete an accelerated master’s degree. Designed for high-potential undergraduate students interested in earning both a bachelor’s and master’s degree, the accelerated program option allows you to work toward your bachelor’s degree while simultaneously completing up to five core courses in one of the following programs:

If you successfully complete the designated courses with a minimum course grade, and have applied and been accepted to the applicable Purdue Global master’s degree program, you will enter a shortened version of your chosen master’s degree program.

The accelerated option allows you to earn your Purdue Global bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree at a faster pace and lower cost than completing each degree separately. Qualification for the accelerated master’s degree options are subject to eligibility requirements. Please contact an Admissions Advisor for more information.

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Higher Education at the Highest Standards

Purdue University Global is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and committed to the highest standards. Our specific programs hold additional industry-relevant approvals and accreditations.

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What Are the Career Opportunities?

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
  • Insurance agencies
  • Pharmaceutical companies

Demand for health educators is expected to grow due to efforts to promote a healthier lifestyle to improve health outcomes and avoid costly medical treatments.

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How Do I Get Started?

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


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October 17, 2018

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December 04, 2019

What Courses Will I Take?

Courses in the Bachelor of Science in Health and Wellness explore diverse approaches to health and wellness including the integration of mind, body, and spirit. Your program will culminate with a capstone course that builds upon all the courses taken in the program. Courses include:

  • Complementary and Alternative Medicine
  • Contemporary Diet and Nutrition
  • Psychological and Spiritual Aspects of Healing
  • Critical Issues in Stress Management and Prevention
  • Health and Wellness Program Design and Administration
  • Current Trends in Exercise and Fitness
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Program Requirements
  • Core Credits33
  • Major Credits60
  • Elective Credits87
  • Total Credits180

Can I Afford This?

Here are some of the ways we can help lower the cost of your tuition and help you graduate sooner.

Tuition and Fees

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Desired Track Only one track is available for this program.
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Online, Rockville, Indiana, Missouri, Wisconsin

$371.00 cost per credit
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Tuition does not include University fees and associated program fees. View tuition and fee information or contact an Admissions Advisor for more information.

Indiana resident military veterans: tuition for online undergraduate degree and certificate programs is $220.00 per quarter credit hour.

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*Purdue Global cannot guarantee employment or career advancement. Additional certification or licensing may be required to work in certain fields.

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

Purdue University acquired Kaplan University in March 2018 and created Purdue University Global, which is following the same curriculum format and instructional delivery methods as developed and used by Kaplan University. These disclosures are based on Kaplan University data reported prior to the acquisition.