Gain a broad understanding of our healthcare system through Walden's BS in Health Studies program.

Our online program allows you to:

  • Explore topics and issues influencing healthcare legislation and outcomes.
  • Analyze concerns with healthcare delivery.
  • Strategize ideas that can improve disease treatment and prevention.

Fast Facts

Next Start Date: April 10, 2017

Duration: 48 months

Transfer Credits: Up to 135 quarter credits

  • Child Development

    In this concentration you can discover how a child’s cultural, familial, and communal surroundings shape his or her development.

  • Disaster and Emergency Management

    Learn how to develop long-term measures for preventing future diseases, leading relief efforts, and assessing the needs of victims.

  • Health Communication

    Analyze how communication between organizations and individuals differs in a variety of settings to achieve positive outcomes in health promotion and healthcare delivery.

  • Health and Cultural Diversity

    Learn how to be receptive to differences across various cultural and ethical groups, and manage diversity issues in a global setting.

  • Health Informatics

    Discover how you can support clinical and managerial decision-making using information technology.

  • Health Management

    Focus on ways to achieve a broader perspective of a healthcare leadership role, and ways to increase global awareness of health issues prevalent in the world today.

  • Health Promotion and Wellness

    Examine the most pressing health issues in our society today, and learn to empower individuals and communities to prioritize their health and wellness.

  • Health Psychology and Behavior

    Explore the challenges faces by communities today associated with disease, illness, and injury, in a cross-cultural setting.

  • Self-Designed

    Custom-tailor your course studies to support your career goals and choose up to six courses from any concentration in the program.

Walden's unique curriculum for the BS in Health Studies program allows you to choose from a wide variety of concentrations to fit your interests, as well as participate in the Accelerate Into Master's (AIM) degree option.

Transition from a bachelor’s degree to a master’s degree in less time with Walden’s Accelerate Into Master’s (AIM) degree option. AIM offers high-achieving undergraduate students an opportunity to take as many as five graduate-level courses in their undergraduate coursework.

Upon completion, credits from these courses can be applied toward a master’s degree. With the AIM degree option, you can earn your master’s degree in half the time, depending on your individual progress and degree program.


More about our BS in Health Studies program

  • Career Options

    Depending on your concentration, Walden's BS in Health Studies can prepare you for a variety of career options in:*

    • Ambulatory healthcare services
    • Health practitioners’ offices
    • Hospitals and clinics
    • Medical diagnostic laboratories
    • Nursing and residential care facilities
    • Outpatient care centers
    • Non-profit organizations

    *Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.

  • Entry Requirements

    Admission is considered for adult students who hold a high school diploma or its equivalent. Applicants must also meet one of the following criteria:

    • You are 21 years of age or older.
    • You are less than 21 years of age with 60 quarter credit hours.
    • You are an active member of the military or a veteran with documentation of service.
    • You are concurrently enrolled in an approved partner institution with an articulation agreement with Walden.

    You will also be required to submit a completed online application, employment history, and official transcripts.

    Your enrollment advisor will help you gather all of the required materials starting with your application all the way through your first day of classes.

  • Tuition and Financial Aid

    Because tuition costs will vary depending on your previous education, you can get in touch with an enrollment advisor today by calling 855.203.3398, to learn more about tuition costs for the BS in Health Studies program and financial aid options.

    Walden's enrollment advisors are committed to helping identify and leverage opportunities for you to save money on your education. 

  • How to Apply

    To speak with an enrollment advisor about applying for our program today, fill out the form on this page to be contacted, or call 855.203.3398.

Why earn your BS in Health Studies at Walden?

  • Social Change

    Become more than a scholar; gain skills to help you make a difference in your community.

  • Going Beyond the Classroom

    Participate in a field experience, service learning project, or study abroad program.

  • Exceptional Student Support

    Benefit from our 24/7 tech support, Writing Center, Career Services Center, and more.



“The exchange of ideas and experiences from all over the world was both inspirational and informative."

Jimmy Watson | BS in Health Studies Graduate