School of Arts & Sciences

Wellness & Health Promotion  Bachelor of Science

In an era where stress and chronic physical and mental health challenges are on the rise, the Bachelor of Science in Wellness and Health Promotion stands as a beacon of real change and opportunity. This empowering degree will provide you with the skills, knowledge and strategies needed to help individuals, communities, businesses, and organizations take action to encourage healthier lifestyles.

You will learn to apply the most recent evidence-based science on elements of wellness and lifestyle that have been shown to be protective of health and effective in reducing the risk of poorer health outcomes. Our intention is to lessen the gap in health disparities and increase health equity.

Boston
120 Credits
Starts September 3, 2024

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Overview of the Wellness & Health Promotion Bachelor's Degree

Designed with the flexibility working adults need, this hybrid program is taught through a combination of on-campus, remote (Zoom) and online (asynchronous) classes.

According to the World Health Organization, health is not merely the absence of disease, but a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being. Wellness considers all areas of a person’s life that contribute to health, while Health Promotion is the active process of enabling others to take greater control of their health and well-being. Together, these concepts form the basis of the degree in Wellness and Health Promotion.

Our comprehensive curriculum takes a holistic approach and brings together the latest evidence-based research, combined with cultural relevance, and focuses on elements of lifestyle to promote health and well-being.

Through an interdisciplinary approach, you will explore the science of nutrition, physical activity, stress management, and lifestyle change, alongside other elements of lifestyle, such as substance abuse and the many social determinants that influence health outcomes. Our courses are designed to be inclusive, timely, and to reflect the diverse needs and perspectives of communities and stakeholders across a variety of settings.

Why a degree in Wellness and Health Promotion?

The relevance of wellness, lifestyle and health promotion has never been more critical. The World Health Organization underscores the shift towards non-communicable diseases as today's leading health challenge, with lifestyle at the heart of prevention and management strategies.

Engaging in this program places you at the forefront of a field where the demand for knowledgeable professionals is skyrocketing, driven by a global recognition of the need to address lifestyle-related health issues. Whether you are new to the field or a professional looking to advance or shift your career focus toward wellness and health promotion, this degree can help you achieve your goals.

Wellness & Health Promotion Program Highlights

Gain the skills to empower people and communities to live healthier lives. The Bachelor of Science in Wellness & Health Promotion at Cambridge College offers a flexible, affordable undergraduate degree option for adult learners. 

  • Flexible, hybrid program: This program includes a mix of on-campus, remote (Zoom) and online (asynchronous) classes. Designed to meet the needs of working adults, scheduled classes are held on evenings and weekends.
  • Convenient location: Attend in-person classes at our Boston campus, which is close to the Orange Line and offers free parking for students.
  • Exceptional value: Cambridge College is one of the most affordable four-year private nonprofit colleges in the United States.
  • Accessible faculty: In addition to bringing extensive research and professional experience to the classroom, Cambridge College faculty are dedicated, accessible teachers and mentors who are here to help you succeed.
  • Diverse student body: Cambridge College welcomes 300+ students from 50+ countries and was recently ranked as one of the most ethnically diverse colleges in America.
  • Hands-on training: The wellness and health promotion curriculum includes 90 hours of field education in which you’ll learn how diverse organizations and groups work to increase health and wellness across a wide range of settings.
  • No SAT or ACT tests required: Cambridge College offers an easy online application and does not require SAT or ACT tests for admission to our undergraduate programs.

Wellness & Health Promotion Bachelor's Degree Tuition Information

Location
Cost Per Credit
Credits*
Total Program Tuition
Boston
Cost Per Credit$502
Credits* 120 credits
Total Program Tuition $60,240

*See curriculum sheet for a breakdown of credits and credit ranges.

  1. Choose your program of study. Browse our Program Finder to find your program.
  2. Complete and sign the online application.
  3. Pay the $50 application fee ($100 for international students) by the term start date.
  4. Send official transcripts directly to Cambridge College in a sealed, unopened envelope. Learn How to Send Transcripts
  5. Fulfill any additional program-specific admissions requirements.
  6. Ensure you have internet access, and a fully functional laptop or desktop computer that can play audio and video and access Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint).

Note: Your admission file must be complete and accepted before your financial aid may be awarded, before your transfer credit may be evaluated, and before you may register for classes.

Cambridge College undergraduate admission also requires at least one of the following:

  • Original high school transcript showing graduation or a recognized equivalent such as a General Educational Development (GED) or HiSET certificate
  • Or an affidavit confirming high school program completion in a state-approved homeschool setting.
  • Or, if not required by state law, proof of high school education in a homeschool setting meeting state attendance exemptions
  • Or enrollment in an eligible career pathway program
  • Or proof of passing scores on an approved ability-to-benefit test (such as the Accuplacer Test administered by Cambridge College)
  • Or nine credit hours of Cambridge College course work, applicable toward an undergraduate degree or certificate, completed with grades of B or better. (Non-matriculated students may not receive aid while earning credits.)
  • Or 24 or more credits earned from a regionally or nationally accredited college or university. Note: Official college transcripts are evaluated for transfer credit. Courses not included in an earned associate degree must be earned at a grade of C or better to be eligible for transfer.

Careers Opportunities and Growth in Wellness & Health Promotion

Career opportunities abound within the burgeoning fields of health, wellness, lifestyle change and disease prevention. As advocates of healthy living, health and wellness professionals are uniquely positioned to have careers in a myriad of fields that offer promising income and the chance to make a real difference in people’s lives.

For example, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for a health education specialist was $59,990 in May 2022, and "Employment of health education specialists is expected to grow 7 percent from 2022-2032, faster than the average for other applications."*

$59,990

Median annual salary for a Health Education Specialist*

7%

Expected health education industry growth between 2022 and 2032*

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Health Education Specialists, https://www.bls.gov/ooh/community-and-social-service/health-educators.htm (visited March 15, 2024).

Wellness and Health Promotion Jobs

Our graduates are prepared to work as health and wellness coaches and educators in community health initiatives, healthcare organizations, corporate wellness programs, public and private educational settings, allied health professions, government agencies, and in fitness and wellness facilities, as well as becoming entrepreneurs. Job opportunities include:

  • Community health worker
  • Health educator
  • Corporate wellness administrator
  • Director or program coordinator of health and wellness services
  • Wellness program manager/administrator
  • Wellness center director
  • College or university wellness director
  • Health/Wellness/Lifestyle coach
  • Health promotion educator
  • Coordinator community health education
  • Health promotion specialist
  • Wellness coordinator
  • Public health prevention specialist
  • Employee health specialist
  • Human resource specialist
  • Senior wellness specialist
  • Lifestyle change and disease management specialist

Graduates are also prepared for advanced studies in a wide range of health-related fields such as community and public health, healthcare, nursing, health education, lifestyle medicine, healthcare management and administration, addiction studies, psychology and human services.

Join Us in Shaping a Healthier Future

By choosing the Bachelor of Science in Wellness and Health Promotion, you are not just embarking on a career path; you are stepping into a role as a pivotal change agent in society. You will have the tools to influence individual and community health positively, combatting the tide of chronic health challenges through the power of lifestyle change and evidence-based intervention.

Your journey toward a rewarding career in health and wellness starts here. Together, we can forge a future where everyone has the opportunity to live their healthiest life.

Faculty Spotlight

Salina Duggan

Salina Duggan

MS, CHES, CPT

Senior Instructor

Salina Duggan, a Senior Faculty member in the Wellness and Health Promotion major, brings over a decade of expertise to her role. Holding a Master's degree in Health Promotion and Management, she specializes in teaching courses covering exercise science, workplace wellness, and nutrition. With extensive experience as a Corporate Health and Wellness consultant, Salina has contributed to the development of effective workplace wellness programs. Additionally, as a certified Health Education...

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