Online Bachelor of Science Degree in Health and Wellness

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Program at a Glance
  • Explore diverse approaches to health and wellness topics, including the integration of mind, body, and spirit.
  • Customize your degree by focusing electives on a particular area of study, such as nutrition or health science.
  • Gain valuable real-world experience through an optional internship.
  • Shorten your path to a master’s degree with the accelerated bachelor’s to master’s option.
COURSE EFFORT 15–18 Hours per Week
COURSE LENGTH 10 Weeks
CREDITS REQUIRED 180
COST PER CREDIT $371
How Do I Get Started?

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

Bachelor of Science in Health and Wellness Overview

With the growing emphasis on preventative care, opportunities in wellness-related industries are emerging every day. Our health and wellness degree provides in-depth curriculum to prepare you for a career in this rewarding field.

Health and wellness professionals provide support, encouragement, and education to people looking to lead healthier lives and prevent illness or injury. 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.

The health and wellness degree online curriculum is focused on preparing you to:

  • Evaluate scientific literature and research in nutrition, exercise science, health psychology, stress management, and complementary and alternative medicine.
  • Use your knowledge to educate individuals and communities.
  • Develop the administrative, ethical, and professional skills for leadership positions throughout the health care field.

See the University Catalog for policy and degree plan information specific to this program.

Comprehensive Capstone

The program culminates with an original capstone project that demonstrates your ability to apply your health and wellness knowledge and skills to real-world scenarios.

Purdue University Global Is Accredited by The Higher Learning Commission

This accreditation covers all academic programs, all regional locations, and all programs provided via distance education. For more information, please visit HLCommission.org or call 800-621-7440.

Career Opportunities

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.*

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
  • Community centers

Health and wellness career titles associated with this degree include:

  • Health educator
  • Corporate health consultant
  • Corporate wellness director
  • Health program administrator
  • Wellness/health coach

Gain Real-World Experience

An internship option, available as an elective, allows you to develop professional skills and add valuable experience to your resume.

Accelerated Master’s Degree Options

You can work toward a Purdue Global master’s degree in health care administration, health informatics, health information management, public health, or health education while you earn your bachelor’s degree. Complete both your bachelor’s and master’s degrees in less time and at a lower cost than completing both programs separately.


For details and eligibility requirements, speak to an Advisor.

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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Credit Breakdown
  • Core Credits33
  • Major Credits60
  • Elective Credits87
  • Total Credits180

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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.

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97% Faculty members who have advanced degrees
45% Faculty members who hold a doctorate
218 Faculty publications in 2017–2018
Nearly 87,000 Professional development hours logged by faculty in 2017–2018

Statistics include all Purdue Global faculty members and are not school or program-specific calculations. Purdue Global Office of Reporting and Analysis and Center for Teaching and Learning. 2017–2018 academic year. Note: all figures include data prior to the March 2018 purchase of Kaplan University by Purdue University and subsequent creation of Purdue University Global.

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NOTES AND CONDITIONS

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

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