Bachelor of Applied Science
Applied Health
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Through the bachelor's degree in applied health, students will study public health, program planning and implementation, health communications, evaluation, and more.

BYU-Idaho + BYU-Pathway

The program gives students skills in planning, promoting, and assessing needs for health education; implementing and evaluating health education; and communicating health information to the community.

This degree is developed and granted by BYU-Idaho, with support and resources coming 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.

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Looking Ahead
Potential Employment
Successful students will be prepared to work in a variety of careers related to the area of their advanced certificate.

  • Health coordinator
  • NGO worker
  • Health educator
  • Evaluator
  • Safety and health technician
  • Environmental health technician
  • Child and adult services
  • Case worker

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

Bachelor of Science of Applied Health

Program requirements

To earn a bachelor’s degree, you will complete three certificates plus additional General Education requirements:

Applied Health Path

Steps to your Bachelor's Degree in Applied Health

Previously earned course credits from PathwayConnect and/or other colleges and universities will be evaluated after a student is admitted and submits valid transcripts.

Recommended General Education Courses
Each degree has a set of recommended genral education courses.


Course CodeCourse Name# of Credits
ENG 150Writing and Reasoning Foundations3
ENG 301Advanced Writing and Research3
MATH 108xMath for the Real World3
GE 103Online University Success1

Natural Sciences

Course CodeCourse Name# of Credits
PUBH 132Personal Health and Wellness3
GESCI 110Sustaining Human Life3

Art & Humanities

Course CodeCourse Name# of Credits
HUM 110Discovery and Discernment Through the Arts3

Social Science

Course CodeCourse Name# of Credits
FCS 160Home and Family Resource Management3
PEACE 101Conflict and Peace3

Religion (plus an additional 6 credits)

Course CodeCourse Name# of Credits
REL 200CThe Eternal Family2
REL 225CFoundations of the Restoration2
REL 250CJesus Christ Everlasting Gospel2
REL 275CTeachings and Doctrines of the Book of Mormon2