2014-2015 Walden University Catalog (June 2015) 
    
    Jun 25, 2019  
2014-2015 Walden University Catalog (June 2015) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Promotion and Wellness - BS in Public Health


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The concentration in Health Promotion and Wellness prepares students to help raise health literacy among individuals and populations. Coursework, which is rooted in the findings of the Healthy People 2020 project, examines how factors such as nutrition, exercise, stress management, and mental health affect wellness and overall health. Students learn fundamental wellness principles and explore best practices for the design and development of effective health promotion strategies. By analyzing current issues and research in health and wellness, students build a body of knowledge that they can apply to a broad spectrum of health careers.

Degree Requirements


  • 181 total quarter credit hours
  • General education courses (46 cr.)
  • Core courses (80 cr.)
  • Concentration courses (30 cr.)
  • Elective courses (20 cr.)
  • Capstone course (5 cr.)

Concentration Curriculum


Elective Courses (25 cr.)


Choose five courses from general education, BS in Public Health, or other Walden bachelor’s degree programs. Elective credits should total 25 to meet the program requirements. Students may also be eligible to transfer previous credit to meet their elective requirements.

Note on Minors: Electives can also be used to complete a six-course minor. Although this program requires fewer than six elective courses, students have the option to complete a minor and graduate with more than the required number of credits for this program.