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Health and Well-BeingMajor

Do you enjoy helping others? This hands-on, customizable major is perfect preparation for health science careers.


What is Health and Well-Being at WVU like?


Health and Well-Being majors have the unique ability to blend an interest in helping others with courses focused on community health. This is perfect if you are considering working in a hospital or healthcare setting as either a practitioner or an administrator.

This flexible approach customizes this degree for your dream job and is an excellent path for anyone considering professional programs beyond an undergraduate degree, including physical therapy, occupational therapy or chiropractic care.

Health and Well-Being majors complete one of two tracks: Pre-Health Professions (BS) or Community Well-Being (BA).

Health and Well-Being program highlights:

At a Glance

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Areas of Emphasis

Tailor this major to your interests by taking courses in one of these areas:

  • Adventure and Outdoor Learning (BA)
    For students interested in working in adventure sports and ecotourism.
  • Aquatic Physical Activity (BA)
    For students interested in managing an aquatic facility.
  • Fitness (BA)
    For careers related to helping others achieve their fitness goals.
  • Recreational Sport (BA)
    For students interested in working in campus recreational facilities or youth programs.
  • Therapeutic Exercise and Rehabilitation (BS)
    For students interested in athletic training, occupational therapy or physical therapy.


Tailor this major to your interests by taking courses in one of these areas:

  • Community Well-Being (BA)
    If you are intending to pursue a career outside clinical practice, consider the BA program, which includes coursework in community health promotion and individual lifestyle management.
  • Pre-Health Professions (BS)
    The BS option includes many of the necessary science prerequisites for admission to health profession graduate programs in fields such as nursing, athletic training and other allied health related professions.

Fast Facts

What makes Health and Well-Being at WVU unique?

Research and Academic Opportunities

We partner with a strong network of Morgantown area health-related professional organizations to support student placements. Organizations include athletic training and healthcare facilities, such as the WVU Student Recreation Center, Mylan Aquatic Facility, WVU Extension, local fitness clubs, WellWVU, WVU Student Life and clinics for physical therapy, occupational therapy and chiropractic services.

Students also have opportunities to get involved with research within CPASS or the larger University community, including the Research Apprenticeship Program (RAP) and Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE).

Living-Learning Communities (LLCs)

Live, study and pursue outside-the-classroom learning in a residence hall community that shares your interests:

Professional Organizations

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How does this degree prepare students for a career?

The customization available in this program allows you to tailor the degree to your specific career goal. You'll have the option to pick up multiple certifications throughout your coursework.

Graduates of the Pre-Health Professions (BS) track can apply to graduate programs in nursing, athletic training and other allied health related professions.

Graduates of the Community Well-Being (BA) track pursue careers outside clinical practice, such as community health promotion.

Possible Careers

Wondering what you can do with a degree from WVU's Health and Well-Being major? Check out these ideas from WVU Career Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is the midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.

This page includes information from O*NET OnLine by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license.


What are the courses like in Health and Well-Being at WVU?

Plan of Study

Check out a program overview, learning goals, course descriptions and suggested plan of study for WVU's Health and Well-Being major.

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Cost and Aid

How much does Health and Well-Being at WVU cost? And how can you save?

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2021-22 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current West Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

West Virginia Resident
Per Credit $411
Per Semester $4,932
Fall and Spring Semesters $9,864
Per Credit $1,114
Per Semester $13,368
Fall and Spring Semesters $26,736
Per Credit $1,114
Per Semester $13,668
Fall and Spring Semesters $27,336
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Ways to Save

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Transfer Articulation Agreements

To simplify the transfer process, we have formal agreements with certain institutions. These agreements outline the courses you should take to prepare for transferring to WVU.

Review the full list of transfer articulation agreements to see if your institution is listed.

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What are the requirements to apply for Health and Well-Being at WVU?

To be admitted to WVU's Health and Well-Being major, you must meet WVU's first-time freshman admission requirements for the 2022-23 academic year. Interested in transferring? Review the transfer admission requirements.

Next Steps

I like this major. What are the next steps?

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