Associate of Applied Science
Applied Health
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BYU-Idaho + BYU-Pathway

The associate degree in applied health provides students with skills in promoting, planning, and implementing health education, as well as conducting research and evaluating programs. Students will learn the basics of public health, program planning/implementation, organizing data, and clearly communicating health information.

This degree is developed and granted by BYU-Idaho, with support and resources from BYU-Pathway Worldwide.

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Why choose this degree?

Applied health training qualifies you to work in a variety of positions, such as public health, health promotion education, occupational safety and health, epidemiology, and other areas. You will be prepared with skills in communication, program planning, report writing, problem-solving, critical thinking, and decision-making for a variety of health care settings and situations.

BYU-Pathway has found that certain combinations of certificates lead to better job opportunities. Most degrees have a recommended plan of certificates that will help students increase their income and improve their employment possibilities.

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Potential Employment
Students who complete the applied health associate degree will be prepared to work in a variety of health-related careers. Click on the certificates listed in the table above for specific employment opportunities.

Essential Knowledge and Skills


  • Serve as a disciple-leader through improving health outcomes for individuals and communities
  • Evaluate factors that impact health
  • Utilize data to justify sound decisions
  • Plan health programs
  • Communicate health issues to various populations

Associate of Science of Applied Health

Program requirements

Degrees are built by selecting three certificates, which are typically made up of five courses each. Our recommended plans are designed to lead to better job opportunities. To earn a bachelor’s degree, you will complete three certificates plus additional requirements:

Applied Health Path

Steps to your Associate Degree in Applied Health

If getting a better job is not your primary focus, there are other certificate options available.