Health Promotion and Education, BAS

This career-oriented degree prepares graduates to develop effective wellness programs for a variety of organizations. These programs reduce healthcare costs, increase productivity, lower absenteeism, enhance employee safety, and improve employee well-being. This degree promotes health equity and the belief that people deserve access to and the ability to maintain physical and mental well-being. Graduates are equipped with the skills they need to make a difference in the world.

Course Maps

A course map is a quick guide to help students figure out which courses to take each quarter. Course maps were written by BC faculty, who have used their expertise to recommend specific courses students can take to achieve their academic or career goals. Students should meet with an advisor to learn more.

Courses & Requirements

The course catalog is a great place to find detailed information on this program.

Sample Courses

  • Community Health
  • Epidemiology and Health Care Statistics
  • Leadership and Outdoor Pursuits
  • Public Health Program Development and Evaluation
  • Worksite Wellness

Program Catalog Page

Points of Pride

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A Gateway to Opportunity

Earn a degree that leads to many health and wellness careers, or prepares you for further advanced education.

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Build Healthier Tomorrows

Learn to create healthy, inclusive, and supportive communities, schools, and workplaces.

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Enhanced Understanding

Working professionals and researchers can apply clinical learning to public health theory and practice.

  • Portrait of Tamara Boynton Howard.

    Tamara Boynton Howard

    • Program Chair

    Tamara Boynton Howard, MPH is a health educator focusing on goal setting, building relationships, and providing comprehensive sex education. Her education background includes a BA in psychology and MPH in community health education. She has taught in the community and public schools for over 15 years.

  • Portrait of Laurell Kaiser.

    Laurell Kaiser

    • Faculty

    Laurell Kaiser holds a Master of Public Health in Community Health Education from Bastyr University, a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from Oregon State University, and is a Certified Health Education Specialist. She has over 10 years of experience in the development and delivery of wellness programs.

  • Portrait of Tony Vo.

    Tony Vo

    • Faculty

    Tony Vo received his Bachelor’s in Public Health and American Ethnic Studies from the University of Washington, his Masters of Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and his Doctorate of Education from Seattle University. Prior to working at BC he was the White Center Promise Director.