- Bachelor of Arts
- Bachelor of Science
Students may not earn a B.A. and a B.S. in Health and Well-being.
Nature of the Program
If you are passionate about helping others and have an interest in a health sciences related career then consider channeling that vocation into a career! This program offers both an option for students who wish to pursue either a professional degree in health science or an alternative career pathway for those interested in community health and well-being. The curriculum pulls from several disciplines including psychology, physiology, biology, chemistry, kinesiology, and more. Students can choose to complete either a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelors of Science in Health and Well-being. Students complete the same coursework in year 1. By year 2 students select the degree path that meets their professional aspirations.
The B.S. Health and Well-being is designed for students who aspire to be an effective part of a health care team. The major allows students to take the pre-requisite courses necessary to gain admission into these graduate level professional programs such as nursing, athletic training, physical and occupational therapy, chiropractic, or other allied health related professions. This is a great degree program for the person who wants to understand the underlying cause of disease, analyze human behavior, and identify and/or implement change. Students completing this degree option can complete an area of emphasis in:
- Therapeutic Exercise and Rehabilitation.
The B.A. Health and Well-being prepares students for careers in community health promotion and comprehensive individual lifestyle management. Through a combination of coursework and experiential learning, students will develop the essential knowledge and skills to provide leadership and problem-solving abilities to interact with individuals and communities to promote and maintain healthy lifestyles. The focus of this degree program is to student health and well-being from different perspectives including physical health/well-being, emotional and mental health/well-being, and a healthy environment/health policy. Students completing this degree option can complete an area of emphasis in:
- Adventure and Outdoor Learning
- Aquatic Physical Activity
- Recreational Sport.
Due to Covid-19 – Admission requirements may differ from what is listed on this page. Please review the most up-to-date program admission requirements for the BA/BS in Health and Well-Being major.
- Incoming First-Time Freshmen and First-Time Transfer students are admitted directly to the Health and Well-being major.
- Students admitted from other majors within WVU must be in good academic standing (2.0 GPA).
- Students transferring from another institution must be in good academic standing (2.0 GPA).