Online Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences (Healthy Lifestyles Coaching)
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The healthy lifestyles coaching focus combines exercise and wellness, nutrition, and health sciences to provide you with a solid background in preventative health care.
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 school falls under the banner of ASU's College of Health Solutions, in the School of Nutrition & Health Promotion, an interdisciplinary research organization.
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.
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).
ASU’s School of Nutrition and Health Promotion Achievements:
The School of Nutrition and Health Promotion, within the College of Health Solutions, is committed to rigorous, high caliber education for students in areas of health. The school is dedicated to designing research with the intent to promote a healthy lifestyle and reduce the risk of chronic diseases.
- In the fall 2016, the College of Health Solutions had 247 Barrett Honors scholars, 146 faculty, 5,813 students and 9 million in research expenditures.
- Embedded partnerships in the community give students additional resources and networking opportunities including the Mayo Clinic, Barrow Neurological Institute, HonorHealth, Dignity Health, Health Care Sector Partnership and more
- $9 million in research expenditures
- 100% pass rate on the Registration Examination for Dietitians over the past 10 years (national average was 86%)
ASU’s College of Health Solutions has faculty with high-level expertise, in addition to cutting-edge approaches in research:
- Exploring mechanisms involved in the development of diabetes and cardiovascular disease
- Using advanced technology to monitor and promote healthy lifestyles
- Harnessing big data to improve patient outcomes
- Using state-of-the-art cognitive, behavioral and neuroscience techniques to study the components of human communication
- Discovering the impact of the environment and policy on food security and community health
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. 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: