2018–2019 Walden University Catalog (September 2018) 
    Nov 28, 2021  
2018–2019 Walden University Catalog (September 2018) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Family Health and Wellness - BS in Child Development

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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.



The Family Health and Wellness concentration explores the impact of wellness across the lifespan. Students will learn how to identify key indicators of healthy habits and develop strategies to foster healthier choices for children and their families. Coursework addresses health issues, such as nutrition, exercise science, stress management, and the role of culture and socioeconomic factors in perceptions of healthy behavior.

Degree Requirements

  • 181 total quarter credits
  • General education courses (46 cr.)
  • Core courses (45 cr.)
  • Concentration courses (30 cr.)
  • Elective courses (52 cr.)
  • Capstone course (7 cr.)
  • ePortfolio

Concentration Curriculum

Electives (52 cr.)

Choose courses from general education, BS in Child Development, or other Walden bachelor’s degree programs. At least 5 credits must be at the 3000–4000 level.

Note on Minors: Electives can also be used to complete a six-course minor.