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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Essential Knowledge and Skills


  • Promote health education
  • Assess needs/resources for health education/promotion
  • Plan health education/promotion
  • Implement health education/promotion
  • Conduct evaluation/research related to health education/promotion
  • Communicate health issues to various populations
Associate of Applied Science of Applied Health
Program Requirements
Complete two certificates as described below, plus additional requirements.
After an associate degree students may continue and earn a bachelor's degree in applied health. This will require students to earn a third (advanced) certificate, as well as additional degree requirements.
Note: If Medical Billing and Coding Fundamentals is the first certificate, it must be followed by Community Health Planning and Implementation.

To complete an associate degree, the following courses are required in addition to the certificates stated above:
Complete the following additional requirements:
General Education Courses
18 Credits
12 Credits
Previously earned course credits from PathwayConnect and/or other colleges and universities will be evaluated after a student is admitted and submits valid transcripts.
Looking Ahead
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.

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.