Please note that due to COVID-19 precautions, fall quarter classes for the Health & Wellness, BAS program will be conducted remotely online.
The Health and Wellness BAS degree at Bellevue College focuses on teaching students to promote health and prevent disease on an individual, community, and societal level. Our curriculum is dedicated to equipping students with strategies to improve health knowledge, attitudes, skills, and behavior. Program professors and supporting staff designed this degree with the foundational understanding that health and wellness has many components and our environments directly impact health enabling or inhibiting choices.
The Health & Wellness program offers classes in the evening (classes starting no earlier than 4:00 pm and only on Wednesdays) to be a convenient solution for all students. The coursework is designed within a hybrid cohort model, on campus evening classes, and service-learning components — it’s a perfect model for working professionals! Upon graduation, students should be able to apply knowledge of chronic disease, health promotion nutrition, exercise science, environmental health, stress management and wellness in the development of effective health promotion programming.
The program helped me understand the behavioral aspect of health, it opened up my eyes to why it is important to give awareness to any community. By focusing on prevention, diseases, work injuries, or medical financials, The Bachelors program helps individuals to choose healthy behaviors and to prevent diseases. This program focuses on all aspect of life, it is broad, but it fits into everything.Rahel Tassew, 2018 Graduate
Coursework provides the fact-based knowledge and foundational skills critical to success as a health and wellness professional. Courses provide applicable knowledge of chronic disease, health promotion, nutrition, exercise science, environmental health, stress management and wellness in the development of effective health and wellness programming. Students will learn how to assess organizational culture, and develop, implement, market and evaluate a research-based health promotion program and demonstrate proficiency in health education sufficient to earn national certification in Wellness Coaching. Courses help students identify health inhibiting behaviors and promote evidence-based strategies of altering such behaviors and conduct health research, including applying research processes and developing research instruments! Toward the end of the program students also complete a practicum, see below for some examples of what our students worked on:
- Bellevue College Flu Team Practicum Experience: COVID-19 Resources
- Bellevue College WELL Building Practicum: Resources for a Healthy Indoor Environment
|Health Science, Wellness, or Business-related courseswork.||40 credits|
|ENGL& 101 - English Composition||5 credit|
The Health & Wellness BAS requires that applicants have some educational background with credits in Health Science, Wellness, or Business-related courses. Additionally, the program requires that students have some prerequisite general education courses completed prior to starting the program. Remaining general educations are listed as co-requisites and may be completed while in the program.
- Prerequisite Completion Worksheet and Recommended Coursework
- Program Schedule (Part-Time & Full-Time Option)
- Virtual Information Session
Bellevue College’s Health & Wellness Bachelors of Applied Science, is a selective admissions program. All students must apply to Bellevue College prior to completing the online Health & Wellness application. Specific instructions have been provided for this program. Please note, by completing the online Health & Wellness application, you are applying to the Health & Wellness Bachelors of Applied Science only.
Last Updated August 11, 2020