Career Path Options

Health & Wellness Careers

A degree in Health Promotion and Education can open up various career opportunities in fields related to health promotion, disease prevention, and overall well-being. Some of these careers may require additional certifications or specialized training beyond a bachelor’s degree in Health Promotion and Education. Exploring internships, volunteer opportunities, and continuing education can further enhance your skills and increase your employability in these fields. Here are some potential career paths:

As a health coach, you would work with individuals or groups to develop personalized plans for improving their overall health and well-being. This may involve providing guidance on nutrition, exercise, stress management, and lifestyle changes.

Health Coach

Wellness coordinators work in corporate or community settings to design and implement wellness programs. They may organize workshops, health fairs, and fitness initiatives to promote healthy habits among employees or community members.

Wellness Coordinator

Health educators work in various settings such as schools, community centers, and healthcare organizations to promote healthy behaviors and educate individuals on wellness-related topics. They may conduct workshops, develop educational materials, and advocate for health policies.

Health Educator

In this role, you would collaborate with organizations to design and implement comprehensive workplace wellness programs. You would assess employee health needs, develop strategies for promoting well-being, and evaluate program effectiveness.

Workplace Wellness Consultant

Public health advocates work on a broader scale to promote health and wellness in communities. They may engage in policy development, advocate for public health initiatives, and work on projects aimed at improving the overall well-being of populations.

Public HEalth Advocate

With strong communication skills, you can pursue a career as a health writer, blogger, or vlogger. You would create content on health and wellness topics, providing accurate and engaging information to educate and inspire readers.

Health Writer/Blogger

Wellness retreats have gained popularity, and you can work as a coordinator, organizing and managing retreats that focus on holistic health, relaxation, and self-care activities.

Group of people meditating

As a consultant, you can offer your expertise and advice to individuals, organizations, or healthcare facilities on implementing effective wellness programs, developing health policies, or improving overall well-being.

Health and Wellness Consultant

A Physical Therapist (PT) is a healthcare professional who specializes in the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of individuals with physical impairments, injuries, or disabilities. They work with patients across different age groups and conditions to improve their physical function, mobility, and overall quality of life.

Physical Therapist

A Physician Assistant (PA) is a healthcare professional who works under the supervision of a licensed physician to provide medical care to patients. PAs are trained to perform a wide range of clinical tasks, including diagnosing and treating illnesses, performing procedures, and providing preventive care. Most aspiring PAs complete a Bachelor’s degree in a related field before applying to a Physician Assistant program. While there is no specific undergraduate major required, common fields of study include biology, chemistry, healthcare-related disciplines, or a pre-PA program. It’s important to check the prerequisites of individual PA programs, as they may have specific coursework requirements.

Our Health Promotion and Education BAS can be used as a pathway to Physician Assistant programs such as UW Medicine MEDEX Northwest Physician Assistant Program.

Physician Assistant

Midwifery is a healthcare profession that focuses on providing care and support to women during pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period. Midwives are trained professionals who offer personalized, holistic care to women and their newborns, with an emphasis on promoting a positive childbirth experience and supporting natural physiological processes.

Our Health Promotion and Education BAS can be used as a pathway to Midwifery programs such as Bastyr University’s Master of Science in Midwifery.


A Health Inspector, also known as a Public Health Inspector or Environmental Health Officer, is a professional responsible for ensuring that public health regulations and standards are met in various settings, such as restaurants, food processing facilities, public facilities, and other establishments that impact public health and safety. Their primary role is to assess, enforce, and promote compliance with health and sanitation regulations to protect the community from health risks and hazards.

Health Inspector

Responsible for overseeing and managing health programs within an organization or community. Their primary role is to develop, implement, and evaluate health initiatives and interventions that promote wellness, disease prevention, and improved health outcomes.

Health Program Director

With additional coursework or certifications, you can pursue a career as a nutritionist or dietitian. These professionals provide evidence-based advice on healthy eating, develop meal plans, and help individuals manage chronic conditions through proper nutrition.

Nutritionist Dietician


Last Updated December 7, 2023