Oct 01, 2023  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
2019-2020 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health and Wellness, A.S. (Offered Online and On-Campus)

Program Description:

Life University’s Health and Wellness Associates Degree program is designed for individuals who wish to take part in America’s cultural change toward sustainable health choices and wellness centered lifestyles. Upon completion of these degree requirements, graduates will be prepared to seek employment with recreational and health club facilities, community or corporate wellness programs, or pursue independent contracting. Alternatively, graduates may choose to continue their education through various professional certifications and advanced degree programs. 

Program Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify and differentiate between various employment settings where a health specialist’s service is needed
  2. Identify commonplace barriers which inhibit people from maintaining a healthy lifestyle while also utilizing motivational strategies to inspire and encourage people toward sustainable health choices
  3. Demonstrate proficiency in essential skills, such as communication, collaboration, and data analysis
  4. Explain both the individual and cultural implications of nutrition within community levels
  5. Develop a working comprehension of basic public health principles related to mental, environmental, nutritional and physical health
  6. Extrapolate from fundamental biological and chemical concepts on the molecular level to the role of these processes in macro scale system functionality
  7. Evaluate and assess various common factors frequently associated with health risks and major health issues
  8. Adeptly integrate the psychological and physical dimensions of wellness

Associate of Science Degree in Health and Wellness Curriculum

Students receiving an Associate of Science in Health and Wellness degree must complete a minimum total of 97 credit hours of instruction. 

Core Curriculum Offerings

Area I: Communications and Humanities 15 Credit Hours
Area II: Science, Mathematics, and Computers 20 Credit Hours
Area III: Social Sciences 15 Credit Hours


Total: 50 Credit Hours

Associate Degree Offerings

Area IV: Core Science Requirements 25 Credit Hours
Area V: Wellness Requirements 22 Credit Hours
Area VI: Major Electives 0 Credit Hours
Area VII: Free Electives 0 Credit Hours


Total: 47 Credit Hours

Total Associate of Science Requirements: 97 Credit Hours

Area I: Communication & Humanities (15 Credit Hours)

A. Communications & Humanities

10 credit hours and a grade of “C” or better are required


B. Communications and Humanities Electives

5 credit hours required

  • Choose from any ENG, FLM, HUM, or foreign language course not previously included


Area II: Science, Mathematics and Computer (20 Credit Hours)

All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better.

A. Mathematics

5 credit hours required

B. Life Sciences

10 credit hours required

III. Social Sciences (15 Credit Hours)

All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better)

A. Psychology

5 credit hours required

B. Social Science

10 required hours

  • Choose from any PSC, PSY, or SOC courses not previously included

Area IV: Core Science Requirements (25 Credit Hours)

All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better.

Area V: Wellness Requirements (22 Credit Hours)

All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better.

Additional Completion Requirements

  1. Completion of at least two years of prescribed study, with at least 25% of coursework being earned at Life University.
  2. Satisfactory completion of all Area IV - V courses with a minimum grade of C or better.
  3. Satisfactory completion of all courses with a minimum overall cumulative GPA of 2.0.
  4. File a petition to graduate
  5. Administrative and student reviews of records:
  • Registrar Office – Complete a formal academic records review
  • Complete Exit Counseling, if applicable, online at www.StudentLoans.gov
  • Student Accounting – Rectify any account balance