2018–2019 Walden University Catalog (September 2018) 
    Aug 18, 2019  
2018–2019 Walden University Catalog (September 2018) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Child Development - BS in Health Studies

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This program is no longer accepting new students. Current students must complete their programs of study in accordance with Walden’s Time-to-Degree Completion policies.



This concentration is designed to engage and empower adult learners who are interested in learning about how our environment shapes and influences the health and development of children. Special focus is placed on cultural diversity; family and community influences; and social, cognitive, and emotional challenges as they relate to the behavioral growth and the development of children. 

Degree Requirements

  • 181 total quarter credit hours
  • General education  General education (46 cr.)
  • Core courses (55 cr.)
  • Concentration courses (30 cr.)
  • Elective courses (45 cr.)
  • Capstone course (5 cr.)

Note on Endorsement, Licensure, or Certification

This program does not lead to an endorsement, certification or licensure. Walden makes no representation, warranty, guarantee, or commitment that successful completion of this program or coursework for graduate credit within this program will permit a graduate to obtain state certification or licensure. 

The graduate degree program and coursework within the program in which you are enrolling may be accepted by many states toward upgrading or renewing a license or obtaining a salary increase (depending on state or district policy). Teachers are advised to contact their individual school districts as to whether this program may qualify for salary advancement. Walden enrollment advisors can provide guidance on program requirements; however, it remains the individual’s responsibility to understand and comply with all state and school district requirements.