Unlock your potential to better serve patients, families and the community by earning a Health and Wellness degree online that you can finish in as few as 18 months.1 Expand your skills and career opportunities in a variety of healthcare settings. And with in-depth, interactive online experiences, you’ll be prepared to make a difference. The Health and Wellness degree is available with Flex Choice®, which allows you to combine traditional online coursework, self-directed assessments and competency-based education (CBE)—the best of all worlds, so you can receive credit by demonstrating what you know and can do.
Plus, with our accelerated Master’s pathway, you can take up to four Master’s-level courses while earning your Bachelor's degree in Health and Wellness—setting you up to finish your online Master of Public Health in as little as one additional year and save up to $6,000.3
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What Will I Be Prepared to Do When I’m Done?
Help Advance Your Career
Our in-depth, online Health and Wellness program is designed to unlock your potential and enhance your skills to help you advance in a fulfilling, successful career as a health and wellness professional.
Advocate for Wellness
Once you've graduated from our Bachelor's degree-completion program, you will have the skills to successfully advocate for wellness—from your community, hospitals and clinics to insurance companies and public and community health agencies.
Pursue Potential Job Growth
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the projected job growth potential between year 2016 and 2026 for community health workers is 18%.2 A Bachelor's degree in Health and Wellness from Rasmussen College can help set you up for success in this growing field.
What Skills Will I Gain?
Holistic Approach to Healthcare
Prepare to promote health, preventative healthcare and individual wellness in a variety of settings.
Leadership and Management
Develop leadership skills that help prepare you to lead and manage effectively in any healthcare environment.
Public Health Insight
Gain necessary tangible skills and provide healthcare knowledge on key public health initiatives and concerns as they impact communities.
Learn to successfully advocate for wellness initiatives while educating the community through a holistic approach that encompasses aspects of behavioral and physical health.
What Types of Classes Will I Take?
- HSC 3485
- 4 Credits
- HSC 4290
- 3 Credits
- PHC 4305
- 4 Credits
Learn how to act as a healthcare and social services advocate for patients of different ages and cultural backgrounds. Learn how to overcome barriers to healthcare as well as challenges to patient rights, health justice and preventing disease.
Health and Wellness Capstone
Students demonstrate the ability to use interdisciplinary methods to draw together different areas of study focusing on relevant Health and Wellness concepts and concerns. Relies heavily on knowledge and skills learned in previous program courses to demonstrate transferable skills, from critical thinking and digital fluency to ethics and professional responsibility.
Practices and Policies in Public Health
Studies the U.S. legal system and court process with emphasis on legal and ethical issues within healthcare. Fraud and abuse, patient privacy and confidentiality will also be covered. Includes a project specific to the student’s program of study.
23 Courses to Complete
91 Credit Hours
What Should I Know Before I Enroll?
To be considered for admission, students must hold a conferred Associate’s degree from an accredited institution as recognized by the Department of Education, or students must have successfully completed 90 quarter or 60 semester credits with a grade of C or higher. In addition to meeting other Rasmussen College admission requirements, you will need to pass a background check.
We believe in giving credit where it’s due. You can get an estimate of your transfer credits without an official transcript in one business day (on average). Talk to an admissions advisor today or explore our Transfer Policy page for our seamless credit policies designed to maximize credits, potentially save money and expedite graduation.
Help Paying for College
Higher education should be a manageable investment. Talk to an admissions advisor and learn how these programs can make it more affordable with Flex Choice® learning options, loans and grants, scholarship opportunities and corporate and military discounts.
Where Can I Find an Online Health and Wellness Program Near Me?
At Rasmussen College, we want our courses to be available on your schedule, not the other way around. Select programs are available for enrollment through a specific campus and nationally online, but students complete the courses online and are able to utilize online and on-campus support and resources. See below to find out where you can find an online Health and Wellness program near you.
- Completion time is dependent on transfer credits accepted and the number of courses completed each term.
- Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, [salary data accessed May 21, 2019] https://www.bls.gov/oes/. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, [career information accessed May 30, 2018] www.bls.gov/ooh/. BLS salary data represents national, averaged earnings for the occupations listed and includes workers at all levels of education and experience. This data does not represent starting salaries. Employment conditions in your area may vary.
- Time and cost savings depend on the eligible student enrolling and completing both the Bachelor’s and Master’s degree at Rasmussen College through the accelerated Master’s pathway program. Please speak to an admissions advisor for details.
- U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Current Population Study. Unemployment rates and earnings by educational attainment, 2019. Accessed by 7/15/2020. Data is for persons age 25 and older full-time wage and salary earners. https://www.bls.gov/emp/chart-unemployment-earnings-education.htm