Frequently Asked Questions

It is possible that some credits from other colleges can be used for our program, but you will need to go through the transfer credit process at Bellevue College in order for us to make a full determination on what can be used. This process can take several weeks so we recommend you get started early. You will need to first enroll as a student at Bellevue College through general admission, complete a Credit Review Request form, and submit official college transcripts to our enrollment services department. Learn more about the process by visiting the Transfer to Bellevue College page.

This program is selective admissions. This means that you will need to apply and be admitted into the program. You will want to complete the prerequisite requirements and as much as the co-requisite requirements as possible. Check out our prerequisite and co-requisite planning worksheet. If you have any coursework taken at other schools you will need to transfer that credit to Bellevue College first. You will also want to attend one of our in-person or online information sessions, or check out our self-guided virtual information session to learn more about our program. You can also schedule an appointment with an advisor by emailing

  • ENGL&101 -English Composition (5 Credits)
  • 40 credits of Health Science, Wellness, or Business-related coursework by the time of admissions.
  • Passed the above classes with a grade of 2.0 (C) or higher.
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • It is recommended you complete as many of the co-requisite requirements by the time you apply.

Our application cycle starts in mid-April of each year and ends at the end of July. If you apply and are admitted into the program you will start in Fall quarter. Every Fall quarter, we have an incoming cohort of students.

Please visit our Admissions page that has all the instructions.

  • Complete all prerequisite requirements
  • Complete all co-requisite requirements
  • Complete at least 50 hours of community service or volunteer experience.
  • Familiarize yourself with the application requirements and the essays that you need to submit.
  • Gain a better understanding of the program and all the requirements by asking questions, attend our information session, and schedule meetings with the program chair and program manager.

  • Tuition rates and more detailed information can be found on the Bellevue College Tuition & Fees website
  • There may be financial aid options available for students such as grants, loans, and scholarships. you can learn more on the Financial Aid website.

Most courses in this program are either in a Hybrid or Online modality. Hybrid courses have both in-person and online coursework. Generally, courses within our program are scheduled between 4-9 p.m. on Wednesday evenings to help balance with student’s work schedules. Students also have the option of completing the program on a Full-Time or Part-Time schedule. 

No. Typically public K-12 teacher applicants must “Possess or qualify for immediate issuance of a valid Washington State teaching certificate with endorsements in health/fitness or physical education and health.” Students must attend colleges with teaching credential programs that have approved health/fitness focuses. 

Yes. We have a self-guided, virtual, information session or you can register to attend one of our future live information sessions. We offer them either in an online or in-person format. You can register online.

Yes. International Students will first need to reach out to the International Education and Global Initiatives Office. They will have you meet with one of their advisors to help guide you through the rules and requirements for international students to attend Bellevue College.

There are a limited number of courses that a student will be allowed to take. You can learn more about this on the ‘Enrolling in a Course Prior to Being Admitted’ page.

Last Updated December 20, 2023