Online Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences (Healthy Lifestyles Coaching)

The healthy lifestyles coaching focus combines exercise and wellness, nutrition, and health sciences to provide you with a solid background in preventative health care.

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Quick facts

Next start date: 05/18/2020


Total classes: 40

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 120

Details

As a student pursuing this major, you will take classes in fitness, nutrition, healthy eating, stress management, cultural aspects of health and research-based practices in coaching. You will interact with faculty and professionals who have devoted their lives to teaching and promoting positive lifestyles. This program also emphasizes community integration through nonprofit and for-profit organizations, which provide opportunities for internships.

The multifaceted nature of the program will provide translatable skills within the healthcare industry. As a graduate of our program, you will be equipped with the competencies to facilitate behavioral change, empower positive changes to improve health, reduce chronic disease risk and enhance an individual’s path to an improved well-being. Rehabilitation, community outreach, and numerous other private institutions need skilled healthcare professionals, therefore the breadth of this major increases your job opportunities. Possible career options include positions as health technicians, educators, coordinators, and healthcare practitioners.

As a student pursuing Healthy Lifestyles Coaching, you will take classes in fitness, nutrition, healthy eating, stress management, cultural aspects of health and research-based practices in coaching. Some of our coaching courses prepare graduates to become a National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC) through the International Consortium for Health and Wellness Coaches (ICHWC).

Looking for an in-person program? Explore the on-campus health sciences degree in healthy lifestyle coaching.

Help others improve their health with healthy lifestyles coaching.

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Featured courses


CHS 300: The Science of Well-Being (SB)


CHS 100: Optimizing Your Health and Performance (SB)


CHS 484: Internship


CHS 294: Community Health and Translational Research


EXW 335: Physical Activity and Physiological Concepts


EXW 400: Stress Management for Wellness


MED 320: Applied Medical/Health Care Ethics (HU)


NTR 241: Human Nutrition


Related careers

Graduates with an ASU Online Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences with an emphasis in healthy lifestyles coaching have career opportunities illustrated in the following list. Career examples include but are not limited to:

Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES)


Growth: 14.5 %
Salary: $53,940

Coach


Growth: 12.9 %
Salary: $32,270

Community Health Worker


Growth: 18.1 %
Salary: $38,370

Exercise Physiologist


Growth: 13.1 %
Salary: $49,090

Fitness Instructor


Growth: 10.1 %
Salary: $39,210

Fitness and Wellness Coordinator


Growth: 10.6 %
Salary: $81,630

Health Care Support Worker (General)


Growth: 11.7 %
Salary: $37,220

Health and Safety Manager


Growth: 8.1 %
Salary: $71,780

Healthcare Professor


Growth: 25.9 %
Salary: $97,870

Prestigious faculty

Our faculty bring a high-level of expertise to every research project. In addition to cutting-edge approaches to research, we’re focused on creating a better future for people. We’re lifelong learners with a goal to improve health outcomes for the communities we serve. Some of our research focuses on:

  • Discovering the impact of the environment and policy on food security and community health.
  • Exploring mechanisms involved in the development of diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
  • Harnessing big data to improve patient outcomes.
  • Using state-of-the-art cognitive, behavioral and neuroscience techniques to study the components of human communication.
  • Utilizing advanced technology to monitor and promote healthy lifestyles.

Prestigious faculty

Our faculty bring a high-level of expertise to every research project. In addition to cutting-edge approaches to research, we’re focused on creating a better future for people. We’re lifelong learners with a goal to improve health outcomes for the communities we serve. Some of our research focuses on:

  • Discovering the impact of the environment and policy on food security and community health.
  • Exploring mechanisms involved in the development of diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
  • Harnessing big data to improve patient outcomes.
  • Using state-of-the-art cognitive, behavioral and neuroscience techniques to study the components of human communication.
  • Utilizing advanced technology to monitor and promote healthy lifestyles.

Admission requirements

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You are considered a freshman for application purposes if you have not attended college at all, or have fewer than 12 transferable credit hours (with a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA).

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still earn your way into this program through the Earned Admission Pathway. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still earn your way into this program through the Earned Admission Pathway. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

Developing the health workforce of the future

At the College of Health Solutions, students and faculty research solutions to pressing global health challenges while preparing the health workforce of the future. Ongoing partnerships with the medical community offer students access to professional resources and networking opportunities with Mayo Clinic, Banner Health, HonorHealth, Dignity Health and more. 

6,500+


students.

250+


Barrett honors scholars.

160+


faculty members.

$14.5 million


in research expenditures.

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Our tuition calculator can help you estimate full-time tuition fees for this program without financial aid. Keep in mind: More than 80% of our students receive financial aid.

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