Health Sciences (Healthy Lifestyles Coaching) , BS

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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 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.

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Health Sciences (Healthy Lifestyles Coaching) (BS)
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Downtown Phoenix, West, Online

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Career Outlook

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for health coaches and health educators is projected to grow 21 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. Growth will be driven by efforts to improve health outcomes and to reduce health care costs by teaching people about healthy habits and behaviors and utilization of available health care services. Health coaches work in hospitals and health care facilities, schools, public health departments, nonprofit organizations, and private businesses. Career options include positions such as:

  • elder service or congregate meal program coordinator
  • health and patient educator
  • Healthy Start or corporate wellness coordinator
  • school health and nutrition program specialist
  • women, infants, children and community nutrition aide

Example Careers

Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:

Career*growth*median salary
Health Educators12.2%$50,430
Community Health Workers 14.9%$34,870
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 4%$69,210
Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 9.1%$48,120
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 19%$90,210
Medical and Health Services Managers 16.9%$92,810

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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