School of Nursing and Health Studies

Bachelor of Arts in Health Studies

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Our exciting Bachelor of Arts in Health Studies will provide students with the knowledge and skills to improve the health of individuals and communities.

As part of the program, students will study and apply a range of health concepts. Areas of study include: the social and biological predictors of health, policy analysis, health education and community engagement strategies, and global health.

Students are encouraged to strengthen their skills through internships and study abroad experiences.

Career Possibilities

Our Health Studies graduates are ready to enter a wide variety of occupations or get prepared for graduate school or other advanced training. Career possibilities include:

  • Public and global health services
  • Health education and communication
  • Health management and administration
  • Non-profit services
  • Community organizing
  • Mental health/substance use services
  • Environmental and Occupational Health Services
  • Health care outreach and community care
  • Advanced study in Public Health, Nursing, Medicine, Social Work, or other health professions

Health Studies News

Go Fund Yourself America’s dystopian health care system is forcing people into a lethal popularity contest.

University of Washington Bothell School of Nursing and Health Studies faculty members research is mentioned in the article "Go Fund Yourself America’s dystopian health care system is forcing people into a lethal popularity contest."


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Guatemala Summer Quarter 2018

Summer Quarter 2018

Global Health Promotion in Guatemala: Health Services Delivery in Resource Poor Settings. 

This service-learning course, conducted in partnership with a community based organization, Guatemala Village Health, is designed to expose students to policy contexts in which health care is delivered in resource-poor settings with particular emphasis on Guatemala. 

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Health Studies Alumnus Volunteers with Peace Corps

Health Studies alumnus Alexandra Winters shares her experiences volunteering for the Peace Corps in Mozambique and the Ukraine. 

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