Bachelor of Science in Health Care Science - Health & Wellness Promotion Option

Bachelor of Science in Health Care Science

The Bachelor of Science in Health Care Science will prepare the graduate for professional practice in health related settings. The program includes a foundation in general education as well as a broad understanding of health care environments and delivery systems through the health science core curriculum.

Special Features of the Program:

  • All Health Sciences (HSCI) core classes are offered as an online course at least once during the calendar year. Elective classes are also available online. Students who reside in the Colorado Springs area also have the option of taking the core and elective classes on campus. On campus classes are scheduled at times convenient for the working professional as well as the traditional students.
  • The course of study integrates current knowledge in career-oriented curricula with advanced science and liberal arts education to prepare students for leadership roles in health related professions.
  • Students who have completed coursework at another higher education institution (community college, college, university) can have that coursework evaluated for transfer to UCCS to fulfill part of their course requirements for this degree.
  • The course of study provides an opportunity to expand technical expertise along with advanced educational experiences. Skills in management, health promotion, critical thinking and communication are developed.

Become a Certified Health Coach before the end of your degree program

A Health Coach is an expert on behavior change and works with people on making behavior changes that can lead to them meeting or exceeding their health and wellness goals.

Health and Wellness Coach Certification through Real Balance Global Wellness

  • Accredited certification
  • Pathway to the National Board of Health and Wellness Coaches

Course Information

  • Course taught on campus from UCCS faculty, Gina Burton
  • Health Coaching Course is required for Health Promotion degree and offered as an elective for other programs.
  • Health Coaching course is offered as 3 credit hours

In the first three semesters of program operations, peer health coaches helped more than 40 University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) students, faculty, and staff.

 “[I have received] tools and ideas to help me organize and plan out my goals, and recommendations for tools and techniques that will help me accomplish my goals,” comments one client.

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