Health and Wellness Studies

Bachelor of Science | School of Education
Edinboro University

Promote health and wellness through a rewarding career with a Bachelor of Science in Health & Wellness Studies.

Do you see yourself educating your community about health and wellness and the prevention of diseases? Can you see yourself working in a hospital or fitness center or with a public health agency for the purpose of improving the lives of your neighbors? A Bachelor of Science in Health and Wellness Studies at Edinboro University provides you with the knowledge and communication skills to become an advocate for healthy living.

Edinboro University professors teach from theory and practice to prepare future health and wellness professionals. Graduates of the Health and Wellness Studies program will be able to plan, implement and evaluate health and wellness programs while becoming proficient in modern technology and oral and written communication skills. Additionally, students will learn the personal, social and ethical behaviors for success as a health professional.

Worksite and field experiences prepare Edinboro students for careers in public and community health education. Hands-on learning experiences in community health clinics, health departments, veterans’ affairs organizations and non-profits prepare students for continuing education at the graduate level or entering the workforce upon graduation.

Expert Faculty

Accomplished faculty instruct, guide, and inspire Edinboro students to achieve and lead. EU faculty are recognized for their commitment to student success and creating a personal and engaging academic environment.

Experiential Learning

The Edinboro experience extends well beyond the classroom. EU students prepare for careers and life through opportunities for hands-on learning, collaborative research with faculty, global travel, and internships.

Modern Facilities

Fighting Scots live, work, and play in state-of-the-art facilities on EU’s picturesque 585-acre campus. Located just 20 miles south of Erie, Pennsylvania’s fourth-largest city, Edinboro is bustling with exciting activities.

Make your move in an exciting, high-demand field.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that jobs for public health educators are expected to grow faster than most other occupations between now and 2022, as public and private employers look to improve the wellness of employees and to focus on disease prevention.

Capstone experience gives you an edge.

At Edinboro, you’ll spend 600 hours for an entire semester getting hands-on experience in a setting that is aligned to your career goals. During this time, you will earn 12 credits and learn more about your chosen field. Health and Wellness Studies students have completed internships at the following locations:

Boro Women’s Services

Erie County Department of Health

LECOM Senior Living Center

Hilton Head Health Corporate Wellness

Community Health Net

American Heart Association

Muscular Dystrophy Association

Veterans Affairs Medical Hospital

Allegheny Health Network


Prepare for a rewarding career.


Dr. Jim Roberts, Department Chair
Phone: 814.732.1435

Edinboro University

219 Meadville St, Edinboro, PA 16444
Phone: 814.732.2000