Program Description


The BS program in health sciences is designed to provide the academic knowledge and skills to allow students to move directly into a range of employment opportunities within the health field or continue their education in discipline-specific programs. Students will complete a complement of core courses that emphasize ethics, communication skills, critical thinking and cultural awareness. The healthy lifestyles coaching emphasis brings together course work from exercise and wellness, nutrition and health sciences to give students a strong background in preventative health care.

The on-campus program is approved by the National Consortium for Credentialing Health and Wellness Coaches: Students in the on-campus program will receive a health and wellness coaching certificate and will be able to sit for the NCCHWC certification examination if they choose to do so upon graduation.

The degree program allows students to explore a range of interests in health education and is designed for students who are seeking immediate employment in the community health education or health promotion fields. For those interested in further education, the program also is constructed to meet the prerequisites for pursuit of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

About Arizona State University - Tempe

Arizona State University--Tempe is a public institution that was founded in 1885. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 41,828, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 661 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Arizona State University--Tempe's ranking in the 2017 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 129. Its in-state tuition and fees are $10,158 (2015-16); out-of-state tuition and fees are $25,458 (2015-16). Arizona State University—Tempe, which has one of the largest undergraduate populations in the nation, offers students a wide range of academic and extracurricular options. Collectively, the campuses in Tempe and three other locations in the Phoenix area offer students more than 300 undergraduate academic programs to pick from and more than 500 clubs and organizations to check out. For time away from Arizona, students can choose from more than 250 study abroad options. Freshmen are required to live on campus, unless they commute from a parent's home, are married or fall under other exceptions. The Arizona State Sun Devils sports teams compete in the NCAA Division I Pac-12 Conference and are particularly known for their baseball prowess.