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

Through the bachelor's degree in applied health, students will study public health, program planning and implementation, health communications, social innovation, and more. 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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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
Bachelor of Applied Science of Applied Health
Program Requirements
Complete two certificates as described below, plus additional requirements. As part of this degree, students can specialize in wellness services for children and adults, epidemiology (the study of disease and disease control), or occupational safety, which will open doors to a variety of health-related careers.
Note: If Medical Billing and Coding Fundamentals is the first certificate, it must be followed by Community Health Planning and Implementation and then Community Health Methods and Evaluation.

To complete a bachelor's degree, the following courses are required in addition to the certificates stated above:
Complete the following additional courses:
Applied Health Internship
1-3 Credits
(HS 498R)
Complete the following additional requirements:
General Education Courses
38-39 Credits
Approximately 30 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.
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
GESCI 205DNA: Identity, Disease, Design3
NUTR 150Essentials of Human Nutrition3

Art & Humanities

Course CodeCourse Name# of Credits
HUM 110Introduction to the Humanities3

Social Science

Course CodeCourse Name# of Credits
PSYCH 111General Psychology3
SOC 111Intro to Sociology3

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

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

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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
  • Ministry of health/NGO worker
  • Evaluator
  • Safety and health technician
  • Environmental health technician
  • Child and adult services
  • Case worker

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.