Online Bachelor of Science in Health and Wellness

College of Nursing
Earn your health and wellness degree online and start making a difference in the lives of others.

The job market for health promotion is projected to experience above-average growth with an anticipated increase of 16 percent by 2026. If you are looking to enter this dynamic field of health coaching and corporate wellness, Ohio State’s online bachelor's degree in health and wellness is for you.  

Our online program boasts a unique and robust curriculum, featuring courses in health promotion technology and innovation, health coaching, and dimensions of wellness and resilience. Your online health and wellness degree program will culminate in a hands-on practicum experience. 

Throughout the online health and wellness program, you'll develop expertise in health coaching principles, the impact of health policy, innovative concepts to lead worksite wellness, and how to integrate social determinants of health to reduce health inequities. Students will be ready to apply these evidence-based practices in their next career step and be eligible to sit for the National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching Exam, as well as certifications in personal training, nutrition and wellness, and fitness. 


What can you do with this online wellness degree? 

Graduates with their bachelor's in health and wellness from Ohio State are eligible to sit for the National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching Exam and are well qualified for a variety of health and wellness jobs. 

Common career pathways include: 

  • Health and Wellness Coach 

  • Worksite Wellness Coordinator 

  • Population Health Engagement Specialist 

  • Prevention Specialist 

  • Health Data Coordinator 

Your new health promotion degree will give you the foundation to provide one-on-one wellness services or implement innovative health promotion programs in workplaces. This online degree can also prepare you to continue your education in a wide range of disciplines.

Campus Requirements: There are a few on-campus requirements for this program including select prerequisite courses. A hybrid practicum takes place in the final year at an offsite organization or community-based setting.

Class Format: Most classes are offered in a synchronous format, meaning your cohort all logs in on the same day and time for the class. Synchronous courses typically meet weekly on weekdays and are scheduled during the day and later in the afternoon (Eastern Time).

Credit Hours Required: 120 

Cost Per Credit Hour: $566.58 (includes instructional, general, and program fees). See the full cost breakdown here.

Admission Requirements: Successful completion of all prerequisite courses totaling at least 30 credit hours, with a minimum GPA of 2.75 in all courses. 

Time to Completion: 3-4 years 

Application Deadlines: July 1, 2024 for Autumn 2024

Headshot of Courtney Sowul, student of the Online Bachelor of Science in Health and Wellness program
Courtney Sowul
Current Student
"This program focuses on wholesome wellness. We look at the entirety of an individual and the problems they face and we help them take steps in the right direction to become a healthier and happier person."

Sample Courses

HW 2210

Dimensions of Wellness and Resilience (Synchronous)

This course provides an overview of the science of behavior change, dimensions of wellness, resilience concepts and professional role development.
HW 3230

Coaching for Health Improvement (Synchronous)

Explores relevant theories, typical strategies and coach-client relationship principles defined by the International Coaching Federation and National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching used in health coaching to promote effective and sustainable behavior change.
HW 3490

Technology-based Health Promotion Strategies (Synchronous)

Explore theory underlying selection and use of education technology and pedagogy to engage individuals, families, organizations and communities in health promotion and wellness strategies.

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